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SBI Lerie Branch celebrates 56th anniv, visits Old Age home
Correspondent KOHIMA, JULY 1(NPN):
Published on 2 Jul. 2011 1:10 AM IST
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As part of the 56th anniversary celebration, State Bank of India (SBI) Lerie Branch visited the only Old Age and Under Privilege Home in the state capital and distributed blankets and eateries to the inmates on Friday.
Addressing a simple function organized at the home, A Lolly Moses, deputy general secretary, State Bank of India Staff Association (DGS, SBISA) gave a brief history of SBI and said the bank was earlier known as the Imperial Bank and later renamed State Bank of India on July 1, 1954.
“People think that bank is only for business. But not so, because beside our business with that profit we extend our hand towards the weaker section by providing materials like computer, furniture, eatables items, text books and note books to the school children.” Lolly Moses said and claimed that the SBI is today the best and the largest bank in the northeast. He also revealed that the SBI have 8.5 million customers with `55000 crores business on its foundation day today. The SBI have 555 branches and 835 ATMs serving 70 Lakhs customers in the northeast, he said and wished and prayed for long life of the inmates of the Old Age and Under Privilege Home and at the same time asked the latter to pray for the bankers.
Chief Manager, SBI Lerie Branch, N.C Borah who also addressed the occasion said the SBI despite being a business establishment has set aside the day for the under privileged with some small give gift hampers though it was not enough.
Branch Manager, SBI Bazaar Branch, D. Bhattacharjee who was also present wished the inmates of the home on the occasion.
Managing director of the Home Neithonuo Liegise thanked the SBI and its staff for their concern and help extended to the home and also recalled that the same SBI had donated a Maruti Van to the home last year. “We are indebted to the SBI”, she said and acknowledged the good work of the SBI towards humanity and hoped they would continue to carry on with the same.
On the occasion, SBI Lirie Branch also distributed blanket and eateries to the inmates of the home as part of the Bank anniversary celebration.

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