In view of the need to reduce the ever increasing gap between demand and supply of energy, Lanka IOC PLC as part of their CSR initiative conducted a Fuel Conservation Awareness Program amongst school students who are the future leaders of Sri Lanka. The objective of this initiative was to educate and create awareness among students of Grades 7 to 12 on the need for energy conservation by highlighting the importance of energy conservation and its use in our daily life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco-system.
This initiative of Lanka IOC PLC provided students an opportunity to showcase their creative and critical thinking skills through an essay and arts competition amongst students from invited schools in Colombo. The art competition was open to students from Grades 7-9 and the essay competition was conducted amongst Grades 10-12at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort recently.
Commenting on this initiative Subodh Dakwale, Managing Director of Lanka IOC PLC said that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been the cornerstone of success right from the inception of our company which is enshrined in the Mission Statement “to help enrich the quality of life of the community and preserve ecological balance and heritage through a strong environment conscience” which succinctly portrays the commitment of LIOC.
Elaborating further Dakwale said ‘We at Lanka IOC have defined a set of core values for ourselves – Care, Innovation, Passion and Trust to guide us in all we do. We therefore, are aware of the need to work beyond financial considerations and put in that little extra to ensure that we are perceived not just as corporate behemoths that exist for profits, but as a wholesome entity created for the good of the society and for improving the quality of life of the communities we serve.’
The top three winners of the essay and art competition were awarded certificates and gift vouchers. A large number of students, parents, teachers and officials from Lanka IOC including Saurav Mitra, Senior Vice President (Finance), Rajanie Balakrishnan, Company Secretary were present at the awards ceremony. Speaking on the occasion Dhananjay Srivastava, Senior Vice President, Retail sales and HR stated that Lanka IOC was indeed delighted with the response and enthusiasm of both the students and teachers and thanked every one of them including the parents who sacrificed a weekend to make this event a great success.”