Jammu: Parvez Ahmed, Chairman & CEO J&K Bank on Sunday dedicated a fully furnished dormitory for girl children besides three Smart Classes constructed by the Bank under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative at Balgran , Channi Rama Jammu.
Balgran a nonprofit and non-government organization, established in 1975 for the care of orphan children, including large number of girls is providing free education and hostel facilities to under privileged children from the state, particularly Jammu region.
Parvez Ahmed inaugurated the dormitory equipped with all modern amenities in presence of senior functionaries of the Balgran and top management of the bank amid appreciation and applause. Soon after its inauguration, chairman took a round of the premises of Balgran and inaugurated three smart classes equipped with state of art educational facilities for classes 8th, 9th and 10th.
During one to one interaction with the children of the Balgran Parvez Ahmed took keen interest in the way children were being nurtured by the management of the Balgran and assured them continuous support from the bank to supplement their efforts in creating an inspiring environment for the children , especially the girl children.
Appreciating the excellent work being done by the management, teachers, caretakers and support staff including medical consultants of the Balgran Parvez Ahmed said that J&K Bank has always believed in transcending its formal boundaries not only to empower every business but also all the individuals especially the ones from the weaker sections of the society under its CSR programme .
He asked the IT department of the Bank to help the Balgran management in creating a database for better career & health monitoring of the children.
While interacting with the children, Parvez advised the children to Dream Big and work hard to achieve their dreams in life. The Bank he said will pitch in with all out support at all times to facilitate realization of their dreams.
On the occasion, Chairman announced “In future the Bank will sponsor all those children at Balgran who achieve excellence in academics and are selected for professional courses within and outside the country. For children, going to professional colleges in India, free books and full fee for the duration of the course will be provided and for children who pursue higher education outside India in reputed universities like Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge etc., the bank will sponsor the whole expenditure, including travel and Boarding”.
On the request of the Balgran functionaries, Chairman issued on spot sanction for establishing a modern gym for physical development of inmate children, procuring a 5KVA genset for providing uninterrupted power supply to the Smart classes established by the Bank and establishment of a recreational room by the Bank exclusively for the girl children of the Balgran with requisite indoor sports facilities. Chairman also distributed sports equipment and blankets to the inmates of the Balgran.
Chairman was accompanied by Executive Presidents, Vagish Chander, Mr S.S Shegal, and other senior functionaries of the Bank. Management of Balgran appreciated the contribution of the bank and expressed its gratitude to the bank for extending much needed support and other timely announcements by the chairman.