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SBI Kohima, Dimapur branch adopts girl children on Bank Day
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 2 Jul. 2009 12:32 AM IST
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State Bank of India, Chedema Branch, on Wednesday observed the 54th Bank Day at its office premises at Seikhazou Kohima. On the occasion, the branch office adopted three girl children as a part of its Child Adoption programme. State Chief Secretary, Lalthara, who graced the occasion, lauded the SBI for successfully branching out to all parts of the state amid its insurgency problem. “Nagaland is the most difficult area to cover with banking system because of its insurgency problem” he said. Lalthara also lauded the bank for its humanitarian aspect of banking where the bank adopts and finances economically weak students. He said that one should not only think of profit but also give a human touch element as Christians. Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board, Neiba Kronu, who also attended the programme, appealed to all Naga families to start working with banks. He stated that Nagas were very poor in banking system, and that working with banks would show that people have civilized. The SBI Chedema Branch presented pass books to the three adopted girls: Khriezokuonuo Kire, Ketoulhounuo Khezhie and Kelhoulenuo Kire. They would be aided every year till they finish their high school. The Child Adoption Programme is initiated to help the poor and the needy girl child who cannot afford their school fees. During the function, the SBI Chedema Branch also felicitated Khriezovonuo Lhoungu, a journalist, for her contribution to the world of media and social causes. Highlights of the programme included song presentations and speeches. DIMAPUR: In commemoration of ‘Bank Day’ observed in various parts of the country, State Bank of India Dimapur Evening Branch adopted two girl students, Kalauti and Shikani Shohe of class 7 studying at Jawarharlal Novaday Vidalaya School, Nihokhu and adopted them under ‘Girl child adoption’ scheme for their education besides presenting them with cheques. The day was observed at St. Mary Montessori High School, Dimapur with special children of ‘Mother Mary Blessing’, a school for mentally retarded and physically challenged children, Dimapur. Children received musical instruments, sports item and sweets that were donated and presented to them by SBI branch manager R. K Dutta along with other staff members. The bank would extend financial support to the adopted children for the expenses of entire school education till the completion of their high school studies. With the adoption of two girls, Dimapur Evening Branch had adopted six girl children till date and were doing well in their studies. As a responsible corporate citizen of India, and with its commitment to the social obligation of the society, State Bank of India every year adopts various social welfare activities under its community service banking and ‘Adoption of Girl Child’ is one such unique activity of the bank. Under ‘Girl Child Adoption’ scheme, the bank pick-up physically challenged children who have poor background under the age group of 6-14 years to support them in their education. The scheme was adopted in 2008 and in country wise, so far, the SBI has adopted nearly one lakh girl child under the scheme. With the aim to promote the physically challenged and mentally retarded children, the Montessori school was established in the year 1993 and trained teachers have been engaged to pay special attention to the special children. (Staff Reporter) SBI Lerie Kohima: State Bank of India (SBI) Lerie Branch on Wednesday celebrated its 54th Bank Day with great enthusiasm. On the auspicious occasion of Bank Day, a meeting was arranged at the branch premises to felicitate their adopted girl children. All the employees of the branch then took pledge to make SBI “The Bank of first choice for everyone”. The branch manager A.D. Purkayastha and secretary SBI SA Lerie Branch, P. K. Thapa, distributed gifts and sweets to their adopted girl children. SBI came into existence on July 1 1955. (Correspondent) TUENSANG: Along with the rest of the state, Tuensang Branch State Bank of India observed Bank day on Wednesday at office chamber of the Branch manager. While delivering his short speech Hari K. Subba, Branch Manager Tuensang appealed to the staff for better service for the larger interest of the Tuensang public in particular. He also sought co-operation for more development in the near future. The programme was attended by principal of Govt. Higher Secondary School Tuensang and staff of SBI Tuensang. (Correspondent)

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