JK Bank, RBI organize financial literacy workshop
Students show interest to learn about banking, financial products
GK NEWS NETWORK
Pulwama, Oct 2: J&K Bank in collaboration with the Reserve Bank of India organized a financial literacy workshop yesterday at Government Boys Secondary School, Parigam, Pulwama.
The workshop was conducted under the Aegis of Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Centre, Lead Bank Pulwama with active support from J&K Bank Branch, Wanpora, the bank in a statement said.
Scores of students from three schools apart from village elders participated in the programme.
The lead District Managers of Pulwama and Shopian, AGM Reserve Bank of India, Branch Head, JKB Wanpora and Director RSETI, Pulwama were present in the workshop along with other officials. The Workshop was specially focused on students who were made aware about general banking, benefits of having saving bank accounts and various credit facilities available through banks.
Lead District Manager, G R Kumar spoke at length about banking facilities and credit products the bank offers.
G. N. Khan, Branch Head Wanpora said the J&K Bank is the Bank of the people of J&K and its employees are servants of the public.
He implored the youth to strive for making at least their village self-sufficient and assured full cooperation of his branch in this endeavor.
M Saleem Wani, LDM Shopian asked the students to open no frill accounts with their nearest banks and cultivate saving habits early in life.
Assistant General Manager, RBI, R K Meena held an interactive session with the students and made them aware about banking and the functions of RBI.
He educated the participants about fake notes, fictitious emails, ATM frauds and unscrupulous NBFCs.
He held a financial literacy quiz programme at the end of his session which was participated by the students. Prizes were given to twenty successful participants in the said quiz.
The principal of the Institution thanked the J&K Bank, RBI and JKB Wanpora for conducting the programme in her school and requested for continuing such programs in future as well.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Oct 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Oct 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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