SRINAGAR: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed on Saturday said using education as means Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar as an institution strongly echoes the missionary theme of J&K Bank which is to “empower people through varied financial products and services to create value in economic terms”.
He said the school’s special focus on kids with physical or learning challenges equally resonates with the bank’s efforts under CSR (corporate social responsibility) to bring socio-economically disadvantaged from margins to the mainstream of our society, an official handout read.
“I am fascinated to see Delhi Public School Srinagar as the live blend of state-of-the-art infrastructure and the dynamic vision of its inspirational founders. Education afforded to variously challenged kids is heart-warming,” he said.
The chairman added, “In this regard, the bank would like to further extend hand of partnership towards DPS Srinagar for fulfillment of collective values of self-reliance and industry – the hallmarks of our cultural ideals.”
While lauding the vision of the founder of the school and the socio-economic contribution in the backdrop of Kashmiryat Parvez Ahmed said, “There cannot be a better way to honour the memory of one of our finest visionaries of the State.”
He further said, “Late D P Dhar has been one of the greatest contributors to the strengthening of the socio-economic fabric of the State and I am glad to see the heirs of his legacy contributing tirelessly and carrying forward his legacy in the best possible manner. The socio educational causes undertaken by the school are simply heart-touching.”
Chairman DPS Srinagar Vijay Dhar said they were very appreciative of the chairman’s visit and highly encouraged by his appreciation of the work done by the school particularly, in the field of special educational needs and starting of visually impaired centre.
“Our kids must know how important J&K Bank is for us and feel proud of it. So we request you to depute your officers to the school to educate children about the basics of finance, banking, banking facilities given by J&K Bank so as to make them financially aware as well as responsible,” Dhar said.
Chairman Parvez Ahmed directed the concerned on the spot to begin conducting financial awareness camps at the school and follow those up with guided tours to the bank’s business units and various offices to provide children with firsthand experience of bank’s functions and processes.
On the occasion chairman also proposed a model educational banking lobby for the school which shall be housing a banking lab. The school management promptly agreed to provide the space for the banking lobby, the handout further read.