Continuing with its Corporate Social Responsibility, J&K Bank today laid foundation of a dormitory for girls at 'Balgran', Charitable Home for destitute/children at Chhani Rama.
Chairman and CEO of the bank, Mushtaq Ahmad laid the foundation stone for the dormitory in presence of a rich public gathering.
Executive President Abdul Rauf Bhat, Zonal Head Jammu (Central) Arvind Gupta, Vice-President Shujaat Hussain Andrabi and other officers of the bank along with entire management team of the charitable home were present.
Speaking on the occasion, the chairman JK Bank said, "Making economic development in J&K more inclusive has remained the purpose of our Bank throughout its remarkable journey of more than seven decades now."
"As conscious corporate citizen, we follow this philosophy of inclusion in our CSR programme, whereby we extend our helping hand to all the organisations focusing on bringing the individuals and groups at the margins of society to its secure and dignified core. And in this scheme of things our daughters deserve the best we can offer."
While visiting the entire 'home' which houses the school for children also, the Chairman announced the establishment of three smart classes for 8th, 9th and 10th grades besides face-lifting. He also committed to develop the school ground for children's sports.
He promised to supervise the entire thing personally and see it completed by the end of this financial year.
The Chairman said, "I feel privileged to be at this function today and I wish all these wonderful children here at Balgran a bright and better future ahead. I hope the smart classes would keep them updated on the information and knowledge front while as the sports ground would help them build other capacities important for their personality development."
The Chairman said, "Last year, we sent our CSR team for a survey of the region and identify areas for effective interventions under our CSR. This function today is a significant part of that thorough exercise undertaken by the team."
The dormitory with an area of around 188 square feet would cost around Rs 22 lakh and would provide ample space for the girls lodged in the home.
Meanwhile, the residents of the area presented a demand for an ATM on the occasion, which was duly granted by the Chairman instantly.
Notably, the bank has taken several other initiatives under CSR in Jammu region with cost implication of more than Rs 60 lakh.
Meanwhile, with a view to improving public health delivery mechanism at Jammu Medical College & its Associated Hospitals the bank has approved 4 Eco ambulances, 4 portable X-Ray Machines, 50 (three seated) steel benches which will be provided shortly besides parking an amount of Rs 5 lakh at its local business unit for poor patients.