SRINAGAR: J&K Bank Chairman, Parvez Ahmed on Thursday said if the bank had to prosper as an institution, it could not do so in isolation. “We utilise the resources of the society to earn and it is an obligation on our part to support the aspirational journey of youth especially, the underprivileged children who are future citizens,” he added.
Parvez was speaking at the ‘flag hoisting ceremony’ at Jammu with the inmate children at Balgran – A Charitable Home for Destitute Children, an official handout read.
While quoting Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Parvez urged the children to dream big. He stated, “Dream Dream Dream! Dreams turn into thoughts, thoughts turn into actions and actions turn into reality! I urge you to strive to work hard and turn your dreams into reality.”
A beginning, he said, has already been made by the children who have earned admission in professional courses and J&K Bank will surely support them in their aspiring journey, read the handout.
“There is no dearth of talent and intelligence in the children, we just need to encourage them and provide enablers for them to achieve their dreams. Not only as Chairman J&K Bank but also as an individual, I wish they have the courage to dream big”, he added.
“I am very happy to learn about the academic achievements of the children of Balgran. It is the collective effort of the passionate teachers, administration and dedicated children who recognise and appreciate the value of having been given access to quality education. It is a proud moment for us as a bank to have been a part of this great journey and we remain committed to playing an active role towards the education of underprivileged children in our state,” J&K Bank Chairman and CEO, Parvez Ahmed said.
The meritorious children were also felicitated on the occasion.
President Balgran, A K Khajuria presented a brief resume of the activities and academic achievements of the children of Balgran.
He informed the audience that subsequent to the commitments made by the Chairman J&K Bank, the motivation level of the children had increased manifold “who feel that the bank was a real guardian angel for them in supporting their journey”, the handout added.