Financial Literacy Programme conducted at Tsiemekhu Basa village
Dimapur, March 29
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Nagaland State Cooperative Bank (NStCB) conducted a Financial Literacy Programme (FLP) at Panchayat Hall, TsiemekhuBasa village under Botsa block, Kohima district on March 27.
During the programme, the forty six participants showed keen interest to take up Income Generating Activities (IGAs) through the group approach ie. Self-Help Group (SHG) and Joint Liability Group (JLG). It is expected that conducting such programmes will give the much needed boost for “Financial Inclusion” and bring the financially excluded population under the umbrella of banks.
VizoKere, Branch Manager, NSTCB, Kohima Main branch and Bendang Aier, AGM, NABARD, as resource persons, sensitized them about the mission mode initiative of Government of India (GoI) to bring about greater Financial Inclusion.They also spoke about the importance of practising financial discipline and financial planning for developing long term relationship with bank and to achieve financial goals respectively.
Later, interactive session was held where queries were responded by the resource persons. For all round development of the village, participants were also asked to keep in touch with other development agencies including KrishiVigyan Kendra (KVK) Kohima at Tesophenyu, Tseminyu block, Kohima district.
The programme at TsiemekhuBasa village is a first for the Financial Literacy Centre (FLC) of NStCB, Kohima Main branch which was inaugurated on March 26 by V. Chelladurai, General Manager, NABARD.
A total of thirty applications for opening savings bank account under PMJDY (Prime Minister Jan DhanYojana) were also sourced. The invocation prayer and welcome address was pronounced by Sielhou Thepa, Pastor, Baptist Church and Keviso Metha, Chairman, Village Council, Tsiemekhu Basa respectively.
The programme was conducted with support from Financial Inclusion Fund (FIF), managed by NABARD.