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RBI conducts financial literacy programme for students

By EMN Updated: May 07, 2014 11:57 pm

Staff Reporter

With the objective to create banking awareness among the students, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Rural Planning and Credit Department Guwahati conducted a one day literacy programme for students today at Bundrock Chapel Hall, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) Chumukedima.
The officials of RBI Guwahati briefed on the functioning of RBI where they ensure that the notes are in good quality by maintaining clean note policy, distribution and supply of coins and identifying counterfeit notes through which RBI have been working relentlessly for the benefit of common man. During the session on currency notes by RBI Director General Manager (DGM) Guwahati S.Nidar stressed on security features of genuine Indian bank notes and how one can differentiate between genuine and fake currencies through paper, identification mark, water mark, latent image and security thread on the note.
The officials also drew attention of the students to various services offered by banks to general public and particularly on how people get benefitted by being connected to banks. They also advised upon the students not to be lured by fly by night operators who offer high rate of interest on deposits. At the end of the session quiz competition was conducted for the students where they were quizzed on bank related questions.
Delivering the welcome address, Patkai Higher Secondary School Principal Zhatsu appreciating the initiative taken by RBI Guwahati acknowledged that without doubt students will benefit from such programme and thank the team for taking up such knowledgeable curriculum particularly for students.
A brief introduction on the objective of literacy programme was highlighted by General Manager RBI Guwahati D Shetty. Other resource people were Assistant General Manager (AGM) RBI O.Marchang, R.C.Bal, Assistant Manager Abbas Udin and Farida Ahmad Haque. Two schools Patkai Higher Secondary School and Mount Mary Chumukedima participated for the said programme where both the schools were handed sports goodies by the RBI officials.

By EMN Updated: May 07, 2014 11:57:37 pm