Saksham Pedal Delhi is India's Premier Cyclothon, that propagates the importance of fuel conservation and efficient energy utilization among the citizens of our nation's capital.
In an effort to instill socio-environmental consciousness, Saksham Pedal Delhi was launched by the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) in collaboration with DoIT Sports and OIL & Gas companies.
PCRA was set up in 1978 under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India which is engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sections of the economy.
The iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will host the event, scheduled for the 7th October 2018 and will also create a competitive platform for India's finest elite athletes. In association with Meraki Sport & Entertainment and Times of India, Saksham Pedal Delhi will leverage sport to create mass awareness for the conservation of petroleum products.
With the technical expertise of the Cycling Federation of India, Saksham Pedal Delhi will see participation in excess of 6000 cyclists across 4 race categories:
Elite - Criterium race for athletes registered to and/or licensed by CFI
Amateur – A competitive timed mass-start race, with 2 subcategories: -
MTB / Hybrid
Open Ride - Timed non-competitive race, open to cycling enthusiasts across age groups
Green Ride – Non-timed participative event category, to experience the joy of cycling
Organizers & Partners
The Oil crisis of 1970s brought into sharp focus the need for conservation of petroleum products due to the enormous hike in country’s import bill. The Government in response, set up the Petroleum Conservation Action Group (PCAG) in 1976, which reported that a conservation potential of about 20% existed in major sectors of the economy. PCAG was subsequently reconstituted on 10th August’ 1978 as Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) with a vision to become a centre of excellence for conservation of hydrocarbons & environment protection for sustainable development, of our inherent strength.
Petroleum Conservation Research Association is a registered society set up under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. PCRA is a national government agency engaged in promoting conservation of petroleum products & energy efficiency in various sectors of economy. It helps the government in proposing policies and strategies for petroleum conservation, aimed at reducing excessive dependence of the country on oil requirement.
PCRA aims at making oil conservation a national movement. As part of its mandate, PCRA is entrusted with the task of creating awareness amongst the masses about the importance, methods and benefits of conserving petroleum products & emission reduction. It sponsors R&D activities for the development of fuel-efficient equipment / devices. The other major activities being carried out by PCRA are Driver training programs/Workshops on fuel efficient driving, Model depot projects for State Transport Undertakings for efficient operations, Energy Audits for energy conservation & energy efficiency potential, ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management System, Perform-Achieve-Trade(PAT) for designated consumers to reduce specific energy consumption, Fuel oil diagnostic studies to identify energy efficiency opportunities, Development of fuel economy norms for Heavy Duty Vehicles, workshops/ exhibitions, consumer meets, education films/TV spots, hoarding/ electronic display, distribution of printed literature. Over the years, PCRA has enlarged its role in improving productivity in use of various sources of energy, for the purpose of achieving environment protection and sustainable development.
The demand of petroleum products in the country is growing steadily and Govt. Policy as spelt out in India hydrocarbon vision 2025 considers issues such as energy security, use of alternate fuels and interchangeability of technology as vital to ensure that mix of energy sources used in economy is optimal and sustainable.
Towards its mission for efficient energy utilization and environment protection, PCRA is working with the support of Public Sector Oil & Gas Companies, Government & Non-Government Organizations, Research Institutes and Laboratories, Educational Institutes, Consumer Associations and other organizations.
ONGC – India's flagship Energy major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) is the flagship National Oil Company of India, with interests in E&P, Refining, LNG, Power, Petrochemicals & New sources of energy. Pursuing the vision to be global leader in integrated energy business ONGC today holds leadership position in several aspects of its business amongst international companies. ONGC is ranked World’s No.1 E&P Company in the Platts Global Energy Rankings 2017 and 197 in the coveted Fortune Global 500 list 2018.
As a market leader in oil and gas Exploration & Production, ONGC operates in 14 Indian sedimentary basins. It has discovered six out of the seven producing basins of India and proven presence of hydrocarbons in 9 basins, covering 83% of established reserves. ONGC is India's largest oil and gas producer contributing 72% of the country's hydrocarbon production. ONGC Videsh, ONGC's wholly- owned subsidiary is operating 41 projects in 20 countries.
ONGC through its value-multiple integration projects in the areas of Refineries, LNG, Petrochemicals, Power, SEZ etc has meaningfully established its presence in the entire hydrocarbon value-chain. With HPCL and MRPL as part of its domestic energy portfolio, ONGC has become the third largest refining company in India. Also, with two world-class petrochemicals venture, ONGC Petro-additions Ltd (OPaL) and ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd (OMPL), ONGC is on path of market leadership in polymers and petrochemicals. ONGC's OTPC Power Project in Tripura, established to monetize stranded gas reserves in the north-east, is one of the world's biggest CDM projects.
All the operational installations of ONGC are certified for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management (QHSE) - a unique standing in the industry. ONGC is the first central public enterprise to have 12 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects registered by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, for mitigating Climate change.
ONGC has taken structured initiatives to tap unconventional energy sources like CBM, UCG, Gas Hydrates, wind, solar etc.
ONGC invests in community development activities through CSR projects and spent over Rs. 500 Crore on CSR activities in FY 17-18 and cumulatively spent over Rs. 2720 Crore in last 10 years.
DoIT Sports owned by the Three Sisters: Institutional Office ("TTS:IO"), DoIT Sports is an entity championing the
development of sports and is focused on establishing a presence across all major sports played in India.
Mentored by Mr.Rana Kapoor, amongst India's leading professional entrepreneurs and the founder of YES Bank Limited.
TTS:IO is sponsored by Mrs.Radha Kapoor Khanna / Mrs. Raakhe Kapoor Tandon / Ms. Roshini Kapoor. TTS:IO
incubated DOIT Sports in 2013 and it already owns marquee franchises in established sporting leagues in India:
- Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club (Pro-Kabbadi League)
- Dabang Mumbai Hockey Club (Hockey India League)
- Dabang Smashers Table Tennis Club (Ultimate Table Tennis League)
Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (BCCL) or the Times Group – India's no 1 media conglomerate and leaders in English and regional print media, TV, radio and digital media. The 179 years old Times Group, has cultivated a 360 degree spectrum of media assets and owns and manages The Times of India, Times Now, city-centric Mirrors, The Economic Times, ET Now, Maharashtra Times, Navbharat Times, Vijay Karnataka, Radio Mirchi, Times Music, Times OOH and indiatimes.com, to name a few.
As the leading media house of the country, we believe we need to be an agent of positive change. As a newspaper, Times Group is committed to not only talk about the issues which affect us as a society (civic, crime, infrastructure, politics, etc.) but also issues that impact us at an individual level (education, health, social cause, etc.). Over the previous years, Times Group has taken up topics like Mission Admission, Organ Donation, Water Positive, etc. to help our readers. This year we plan to take up more causes, esp. in the area of health.
Our association with Saksham Pedal Delhi is in tandem with our objective of promoting health and fitness and also promote measures to curb pollution.
Established in Sept 2015, Meraki Sport & Entertainment is a brand & sponsorship management company with a core focus on sport. With services across, Strategic Advisory |Experiential Marketing and LIVE Events | Product & franchise Management | Talent Representation | Digital & Content Marketing | Meraki Initiatives, the founding philosophy at Meraki is to help organizations, events, franchises & federations, leverage sport in our country.
Meraki also represents some of India’s finest Olympic & Paralympic athletes viz. Dipa Karmakar (Gymnast), Rohan Bopanna (Tennis), Devendra Jhajharia (para-javelin), Bhavani Devi (Fencing) etc.
Cycling Federation of India (CFI) is a pioneer in the promotion of cycling sports in India affiliated to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA),
Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) and Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This is the sole body recognized by Ministry of youth affairs and sports, Govt. of India for the promotion of the sport of cycling in India