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SBI donates mini bus to Bosco College

By EMN Updated: Mar 23, 2014 12:31 am

Dimapur, March 22

State Governor Dr. Ashwani Kumar, has handed over the key of the mini bus donated to the Bosco College of Teacher Education by the SBI, NE Circle, in a simple formal ceremony at Raj Bhavan, Kohima, on March 22.
During the ceremony, Rev. Fr. OT Sebastian, said that “Bosco Home” was founded in Dimapur in 1999 with 55 students, it has 570 students in several centres now. He said that Bosco Home consists of poor children from 4 to 14 years of age. He added that the bus will be used for transportation of children, distribution of snacks to children especially on Sundays, in time of illness and during inter school interaction. General Manager, SBI NE Circle, Farooque, said that 1% of the total profit of SBI is spent on corporate social work which is expected to increase to 2% soon. He added that out of Rs. 14000 crore profit for the year 2013-14 Rs. 140 crore was spent all over India and Rs. 6.90 crore in NE region.The Governor, in his address to the gathering, has appreciated the SBI for recently donating two Ambulances and also computers to several schools as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. He said that all those are excellent symbolic gestures. He lauded the SBI for serving ordinary people who reside in remote areas of the country.
Dr. Kumar also said that the receiver of the donation, namely Bosco College of Teacher Education, Dimapur, is equally significant since it is committed to nation building in a comprehensive manner. He said that its aim, which is to impart education, would cater to the moral, cultural, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of life of its students is imperative for the growth and development of our society. He also urged the teacher’s training institutes in Nagaland by highlighting the history and objectives of the Right to Education Act 2009.

By EMN Updated: Mar 23, 2014 12:31:10 am