National Meet on Safety Culture and Energy begins at Sonamarg in Jammu & Kashmir

National Meet on Safety Culture and Energy begins at Sonamarg in Jammu & Kashmir

Seen panelists at a Panel Discussion on Safety Culture currently underway as part of National Meet on Safety and Energy at Sonmarg

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Sonamarg/Srinagar, [Jammu & Kashmir], August 26, 2021: A two day national meet on Safety Culture, Energy Conservation began today at Hotel Snowland, Sonmarg, 80 kms away from Srinagar in Jammu Kashmir.

It was formally inaugurated by Mr Ved Prakash Mahawar, Former Director Onshore, ONGC Ltd; Mr RK Dubey, former CMD of Canara Bank and Chief Advisor, Greentech Foundation and Mr Kamaleshwar Sharan, Chairman and CEO of New Delhi based Greentech Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Ved Prakash Mahawar said safety and conservation begins from you. Oil and Gas is not in abundance in the universe. These resources conserved are the resources produced. Use those resources judiciously.

Safety is the latest bottom line and new age currency. Executives mostly put off safety concerns until there is an incident that forces them to take action. Cultivating a Safety culture that empowers employees, not only will protect but ultimately results in savings. Accidents are expensive and may ruin a business informed Mr Kamaleshwar Sharan in his Presidential Address.

It is the Greenest ever Summit to be held in open air, in a makeshift venue. Not electricity or AC is consumed. It is organised in an open area, in the lap of nature,  next to mesmerising hills, in the back drop of Sindh River and bubbling sound of the stream set against a spectacular blue sky. It is the conference to remember and cherish lifetime for its participants.

Every 7 seconds a worker in India is hurt on the job. New technologies bring opportunities to improve safety culture said Mr RK Dubey in his welcome address.

The latest trends in industrial safety in our country now is the Smart PPE kit and the gear that can monitor the wearer’s health gives info on critical health parameters like BP, Steps Walked /Walking Data, Blood Oxygen Levels, Sweat Levels, Heart Rate by collecting important data.

Organised by Delhi based Greentech Foundation, Leading Director’s Conclave will also be held in conjunction to the Safety Culture Summit.

A panel discussion on Leadership Commitment to Promote Safety Culture is also held. It was moderated by Mr Ved Prakash Mahawar, Former Director Onshore, ONGC Ltd. Eminent experts from the industry were the panelists.

Developing a healthy safety culture needs leaders, the  top management to champion safety as a key organizational value added Santosh Singh, Sr GM of Dalmia Cement, a Panelists.

Anmol Agrawal, AGM NTPC Ltd explained Key opinion leaders concept they introduced in NTPC are trusted because of their expertise in the field, gained through professionality or long-time experience in ensuring safety culture.

His colleague from the same organisation Neeraj Yadav, Addl GM (Safety), NTPC said, Safety cannot be forced upon the workers. It must be voluntary.

With companies struggling to adjust to new working environment “do more with less” due to pandemic is also another challenge thrown open and industry must rise to the changing needs felt the Panelists.

Another panel discussion held on Energy Conservation. Market dynamics are forcing  unprecedented interest in energy conservation across industries observed Panelists of another panel discussion on Energy Conservation which was moderated by Mr Indrajit Guha, Group GM, ONGC.

The delegates deliberated on Best Practices for Adopting Safety as a Culture in Routine Activities.

150 delegates from across India and cross section of industries participated. The delegates from organisations like ONGC, NTPC Ltd, Dalmia Cement, HPCL, IIM Rohtak, Steel Authority of India Ltd, Lupin Ltd etc are participating and deliberated, said Kamaleshwar Sharan, CEO of Greentech Foundation.

Awards for excellency were presented.

Dr Farooq Abdullah, Former Chief Minister and MP will be the chief guest and will give away Greentech Effective Safety Culture Awards at the concluding of the meet on 27th.

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