Gazprom Transgaz Saratov arranges tourist convention for children and youth

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On August 18–19, a tourist convention for children and youth organized by the employees of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov took place in the Alexandrovo-Gaisky District of the Saratov Region. The event was supported by the district administration and brought together some 100 participants, including over 30 children from the Alye Parusa (Scarlet Sails) summer day camp for children from large and low-income families. The convention sought to promote tourism along with active and healthy lifestyles, to educate children and youth in environmental matters, to spark their interest in history and local lore, and to popularize the most in-demand professions in the gas industry.

The event’s program included local lore quests, sports games and relay races, and planting of greenery in a local recreation park.

Active outdoor games organized as part of convention’s sports program
Active outdoor games organized as part of convention’s sports program

Active outdoor games organized as part of convention’s sports program

Children planting juniper in local recreation park
Children planting juniper in local recreation park

Children planting juniper in local recreation park

In order to raise the profile of blue-collar jobs, the organizers arranged a visit to the facilities of the Aleksandrovogaiskoye Gas Pipeline Operation Center of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov.

Cutting thread, disassembling block valves, checking flange connections: tasks requiring precision and commitment
Cutting thread, disassembling block valves, checking flange connections: tasks requiring precision and commitment

Cutting thread, disassembling block valves, checking flange connections: tasks requiring precision and commitment

At the end of the tourist convention, the top-performing young tourists received trophy cups and diplomas.

“It has become a tradition for our company to hold tourist conventions for children and youth before the school year begins. Every year, our tourist movement is joined by new districts and new participants, including children and teenagers from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as representatives of public organizations and social institutions,” said Leonid Chernoshchyokov, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Saratov.

Regular exercises strengthening body and mind
Regular exercises strengthening body and mind

Regular exercises strengthening body and mind

“Making recreation for children both accessible and safe, sparking their curiosity, and teaching them something new is not only the mission of every single family, but also a social responsibility of society at large,” he added.

Tourist convention likely to become special summer memory for many children
Tourist convention likely to become special summer memory for many children

Tourist convention likely to become special summer memory for many children

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Saratov is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The gas transmission system operated by the company provides for the regulation and redistribution of natural gas flows from Western Siberia, Central Asia, the Orenburg Region, and three UGS facilities located in the Saratov Region.

The company is in charge of over 7,000 kilometers of gas trunklines and branches, 29 compressor shops and 169 gas compressor units with a total capacity of 1.3 million kW. Its 215 gas distribution stations supply gas to around 4 million consumers in the Saratov Region and parts of the Tambov and Penza Regions. The company also operates six CNG filling stations.

Gazprom Transgaz Saratov adopted the ISO 14001 environmental management system and the OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational and industrial safety management system. The company employs around 6,000 people. It is headquartered in Saratov.

 

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