J&K Bank holds literacy camps

SRINAGAR: J&K Bank Friday organised financial literacy camps in Udhampur and Baramulla districts of the state while a training programme was held in the Pulwama district.
In a press statement issued here, the Bank said its Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Centre (FLCC) center in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in collaboration with Business Unit Ladoora organised a literacy camp regarding PMJDY and other schemes.
The camp, held in the Government Middle School Sadipora, was attended by farmers, teachers, students and unemployed youth, it said.
Facilitator FLCC Mohammad Sultan Dar, it said, gave a detailed overview of PMJDY and also explained the benefits of schemes including Kissan Credit Card Scheme and Education Loan Scheme.
A similar camp was organised at Sheikhpora in block Wagoora of the district, it said.
In south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Bank’s RSETI concluded a 21-day Entrepreneurship Development Programme, in which more than 50 female trainees were educated about various aspects of contemporary dress designing, the Bank said.
“The training module had been designed to enable these entrepreneurs to set up their own viable business units,” it said.
Director RSETI, Lead District Manager, Incharge FLCC, Special Officer from Handloom department, in-charge RSETI zonal office south Pulwama addressed the trainees, assuring them “full help” in the process of setting up the units, it said.
Director RSETI, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, also revealed that the total number of trainees rose to 714 during the year 2014-15, it added.
Meanwhile, the Bank said it organised a joint financial literacy camp and a coin/note exchange mela at Lander village of Jammu’s Udhampur district. Speaking on the occasion, the Bank’s Cluster Head S Iqbal Singh informed the audience about salient features of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), it said.
He urged the audience to avail benefits such as overdraft facility, PMJDY Insurance and RUPAY Card under the scheme and assured them that “the Bank will always cater to their banking and financial needs”, the statement said.
A total of 5,000 coins, of denomination of Rs 5 and Rs 10, were also distributed at the event, according to the statement.