National meet on Safety Culture and Energy begins at Sonamarg

Srinagar, Aug 26 (KNS): A two-day national meet on Safety Culture and Energy Conservation began at Hotel Snowland in Sonamarg in Central Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Thursday. 
In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a spokesperson said that the event was formally inaugurated by former director Onshore, ONGC Ltd, Ved Prakash Mahawar, former CMD of Canara Bank, RK Dubey and chief advisor, Greentech Foundation and Chairman and CEO of New Delhi based Greentech Foundation, Kamaleshwar Sharan. 
Speaking on the occasion 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."
Kamaleshwar Sharan in his presidential address said that 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."
Meanwhile, RK Dubey in his welcome address said that every 7 seconds a worker in India is hurt on the job as new technologies bring opportunities to improve safety culture.
As per the statement, leading Director’s Conclave, organized by Delhi based Greentech Foundation, will also be held in conjunction to the Safety Culture Summit.
The statement reads that a panel discussion on Leadership Commitment to Promote Safety Culture was also held. "It was moderated by Ved Prakash Mahawar, while eminent experts from the industry were the panelists."
Sr GM of Dalmia Cement, Santosh Singh, a panelist said that developing a healthy safety culture needs leaders, the top management to champion safety as a key organizational value-added.
AGM NTPC Ltd, Anmol Agrawal 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.

The statement reads that 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 organizations like ONGC, NTPC Ltd, Dalmia Cement, HPCL, IIM Rohtak, Steel Authority of India Ltd, Lupin Ltd etc participated and deliberated," said Kamaleshwar Sharan, CEO of Greentech Foundation.
As per the statement awards for excellency were also presented on the occasion. 
It reads that former chief minister and MP, Dr Farooq Abdullah will be the chief guest and will give away Greentech Effective Safety Culture Awards at the conclusion of the meet on August 27. (KNS)

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