12 Apr 2016 - 9:29pm | Dibya J Borthakur
The 122 nd formation Day of the Punjab National Bank ( PNB ) of India here was marked by corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives including donating 7 ceiling fans to Jongal Balahu Garh primary school , Raha to facilitate students attending their classes in comfortable way.
At a brief function on Tuesday morning, the PNB Raha Branch Manager Alakesh Bhattasaryaa gave away the fans to the school authority
Prior to the function held at J.B.Garh school, the PNB, Raha branch organized another programme at Raha Girls’ High school .The function was presided over by Kalpana Barua, Headmistress of the school and was attended by Dhruba Das, Chairman, Raha Town committee, Mridul Hazarika, advisor, AASU Raha unit besides the teaching staffs and students of the school . In the function , 10 girl students of the school from poor back ground were provided study materials like school bags , copies ,pens,umbrella and other essentials along with some cash towards school fees through Savings Bank A/Cs opended in their name under “ PNB LADLI “ programme for popularization of education among the girl child.
Addressing the students, Alakesh Bhattasaryaa, Bank Manager, PNB, Raha appreciated the role of the teachers for running such like institutions for the betterment of children in particular and society in general. He assured the students that the bank would always try to help and give every possible support to the schools so that no child feels any disadvantage for getting proper education. He, in detail, explained to the students about the Bank Education Loan and Student Deposit Scheme
Kalpana Barua in her speech, thanked the PNB , Raha branch for this gesture. She added that PNB through its CSR programmes is doing appreciable work in providing a helping hand to not only to the students but also schools.
It might be mentioned here that Punjab National Bank, India’s first Swadeshi Bank, commenced its operation on April 12 , 1895 at Lahore. The far sighted visioneries and patriots like Lala Lajpat Rai, E.C. Jessawala, Babu Kali Prasanna Roy and others showed courage in giving expression to the sprit of nationalism by establishing the bank purely managed by the Indians and Indian capital. That was the beginning of the journey of Punjab National Bank, popularly known as PNB.Today, PNB with a network of 6899 branches and 9473 ATMs, stands tall amongst nationalized banks in India.