National Safety Week Celebrations at ONGC Videsh (4th -10th March 2021)

National Safety Week campaign was organized at ONGC Videsh from 4th March to 10th March 2021 under the theme “आपदा से सीखें और एक सुरक्षित भविष्य क तययार करें”, i.e. “Learn from Disaster and Prepare for a Safer Future”. The Campaign was aimed at spreading safety awareness and renewing the commitment of employees in making the workplace safer.Mr. A. K. Gupta, Managing Director presided over the valedictory function of ONGC Videsh held on 10th March, 2021 at its HQ office in New Delhi.

The week long campaign was kicked off on 4th March, 2021 with administering of Safety Pledge to ONGC Videsh employees by Mr. G.S. Chaturvedi, Director (Exploration) and Mrs. Rekha Misra, Head Project Finance in Hindi and English respectively. Employees participated in taking this pledge in online and offline modes, maintaining COVID appropriate behaviours.

National Safety Week celebrations included issuing of safety alerts & case studies on regular basis, online Safety Quiz for all ONGC Videsh employees at HQ and Overseas locations, various competitions like Safety slogans (both Hindi & English) and Safety poster by employees & their families, Health Talk Session by Dr. Samir Dwivedi medical Professional from M/s International SOS . Fire Safety awareness talk followed by Fire Fighting demonstration at outdoor premises of DUB was organized by ONGC Videsh HSE team with the support of ONGC’s Fire Section and was attended by both ONGC Videsh and contractual employees with great enthusiasm. Prizes were distributed to winners and a strong message for encouragement for larger participation was spread by presenting consolation prizes to other enthusiastic participants.


Director (Exploration) while delivering his concluding remarks asked everyone to work on the mantra of “Stay Healthy & Stay Safe” in these COVID times and advised to take the concept of safety beyond the workplace to our home and inculcate safety habits among our family members, specially children. Director appreciated the efforts put in by HSE team and suggested to keep sharing safety alerts, messages or videos through popping-up messages at individual’s desktop, digital displays or group mails.

Managing Director emphasised upon usage of historical data in all facets of exploration, development, production and HSE aspects and suggested to look for avenues for usage of artificial intelligence (AI) in our routine maintenance operation to move towards the target of Zero failures in processes and equipment. Managing Director congratulated all the competition winners and called upon everyone that let our actions be oriented towards the safety pledge and safety messages that are written down all around us, be it our workplace, home, on the road we travel or our community.

-By Team HSE,ONGC Videsh