SBI donates ambulances to people in need
Dimapur, March 5
Governor, Dr. Ashwani Kumar, today formally handed over the keys and flagged off an Ambulance which was donated by the State Bank of India (SBI) to the chairman of the People In Need Foundation (PINF), Joe Ngamkhuchung, in a simple yet impressive function which was held at Police Guest House, Chumukedima.Speaking on the occasion, the Governor has lauded the SBI officials for the yeomen act of donating the ambulance as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stating that donation is an act of giving a gift or grand for charitable work. Citing an example of our state, he said in Nagaland the best buildings are churches which are constructed through free will donation by the people. The act of giving donation (Dhan) in Buddhism, he said, is even more spiritual where one gives unconditionally and receives unconditionally for a cause and both are blessed.
Saying that around 66 % of SBI Branches are found in the rural areas which shows that they are people centric in their services besides having good values and respect for the customers, he has appreciated the SBI stating that they are honest, transparent and ethical in their dealings. He has called upon state government officials to emulate the good works of SBI in their functioning.
Stating that the State Bank is the bank of the people in need, he urged them to continue to contribute for humanitarian works adding, “The more you give the more you get”.
AGM, Binod Kumar Srivastava delivered a welcome address while the Deputy General Manager, AK Choudhury also delivered short speech. Chairman of PINF, Joe Ngamkhuchung, also spoke on the occasion while the vote of thanks was proposed by Chief Manager, David Kire.
In a related programme, SBI Mokokchung Bazaar Branch has organized a programme for handing over of bank draft (Amounting Rs 7,81,234) for the cost of an Ambulance (Chevrolet Tavera) towards the Impur Christian Hospital was held at Regional Business Office, Mokokchung, on March 5.
Assistant General Manager (AGM) of SBI Regional Business Office, Mokokchung, Sharma Khount, in his short speech, mentioned that the donation of the Ambulance is undertaken as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He maintained that SBI, which is one of the oldest Banking institutions in India, is working for the welfare and betterment of the people and the society throughout the world and under CSR. He added that SBI is carrying out donation works such as providing water filter and fans to educational institutions, equipments and TV sets to hospital, plantation of trees etc under the project.
The AGM also said that since Impur Christian Hospital was started for a noble cause, the purpose of donating the ambulance was to help the poor people in rural areas.
Executive Secretary of the Ao Baptist Church Council (ABAM), Mar Atsongchanger, also mentioned his appreciation towards SBI for the generosity and mentioned that the service of the ambulance would benefit not only the Aos but people of the neighboring tribes as well.