Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will flag off a first of its kind premier Cyclothon event under the banner of Saksham Cyclothon at Kalinga Stadium on February 4.
It was announced at a press conference held in Bhubaneswar headed by Pritish Bharat, State Level Coordinator, Oil Industry.
Saksham Cyclothon Bhubaneswar event will be held in three categories- 33 km Elite race (men category), 22 km Elite race (women category) and 11 km rally- Green Ride (general category).
There will be free entries for all categories. All the participants have to carry their own cycle to participate in the Cyclothon. The participants will get free kit carrying T-shirt, Helmet, wristband and backpack.
The Saksham Cyclothon Bhubaneswar event will begin at Kalinga stadium. The rout is Kalinga stadium-Ram Mandir-Sishu Bhawan Chowk– Kalinga Stadium.
A lucky draw contest among the registered participants will also be held wherein 50 participants will be awarded one cycle each.
In the 33 km Elite men category, Rs. 1,25,000, Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 50,000 cash prize will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners respectively. Similarly, in the Elite women category, the first prize is Rs. 1,00,000 second prize is Rs. 50,000 and third prize is Rs. 40,000.
The online registration is by bookmyshow and offline is through the helpdesk arranged at the nine petrol pumps. They are COCO BPCL, Chandrasekharpur, Rajdhani Service Station, BPCL, Market Building, IOCL COCO Rajbhawan, Joy Auto, BPCL, Kalpana Square, Trupti Service Station, IOCL, Vanivihar, Kalsi Service Station, HPCL, Ram Mandir.
Besides, registration will be held at Highway Service Centre, HPCL Baramunda, Lingarag IOC, Nuagaon, and Trishna, HPCL, Patia.
It may be noted here that, “SAKSHAM” is a significant annual event which is organized jointly by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Oil Industry with the sole purpose of bringing awareness among the people on the need of Oil & Gas conservation.
During this period various activities are carried out in sectors like Transport, Industrial, Agriculture and Household to spread the message on Fuel Conservation.
The inaugural function of Saksham-18 was inaugurated by Governor of Odisha Dr S. C. Jamir at Bhubaneswar on January 16.