Security Awareness Week – Valedictory Ceremony

The Valedictory ceremony of Security Awareness Week was held in the Training Centre on 16.12.2016. Shri B Ramesh Kumar, GM Security and Logistics welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest Shri Chandra Sekhar, IPS, IGP & Commissioner of Police Mangalore City.

Shri Chandra Sekhar, IPS while speaking on the occasion said that in security matters, every crisis situation is different and there is no readymade solution for every security issue. He stressed on the requirement of Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the necessity to follow them scrupulously. In PSUs like MRPL, he said the attention need to be given to our immediate neighbourhood and also we need to have a good coordination with local police and state government officials.

Shri M Venkatesh, Director (Refinery) spoke on the occasion and said that the consequences of an unsafe act could be overcome or controlled but if it is a security lapse then the magnitude of the damage in a refinery like ours could be huge. We have a specialized security agency like CISF to protect us but we need to remain vigilant and support them, he said.

Shri Y Ravindranath, CVO said that each one of us have a role to play in ensuring security of our organization. We need to cultivate a security culture in addition to a good security infrastructure. He concluded by complimenting the security team for having conducted the Security Awareness Week effectively.

The awards for ‘Best Security Person of the year’ among the CISF personnel and the contract security agencies were presented. The prizes for the winners in quiz competition for the employees and DPS children were also distributed.

Lt Col AP Singh, Manager Security compered the programme and Dr BR Pal, Dy Mgr – OL proposed the vote of thanks.