SBI branches donates water purifiers to schools

Over 15,000 branches of State Bank of India donates water purifiers to 15,000 schools across the country on Children’s Day

November 18, 2013 2:54 IST | India Infoline News Service
Fifteen thousand branches of State Bank of India have provided water purifiers to 15000 schools across the country on the occasion of Children’s Day, 2013. Apart from this, branches of Associate Banks have also participated in the programme.

This was made possible through the active involvement and able direction given by the top Management of the Bank i.e. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, A Krishnakumar, MD& GE (NB) and S Visvanathan, MD& GE (A&S).

Earlier also, the Bank and its Associates had provided fans / water purifiers to needy schools across the country. This initiative of the Bank has so far benefitted over one lac schools and millions of children. With all our branches participating in providing water purifiers on the occasion of Children’s Day, the Bank is making a gift of health to the future citizens of the country, thereby contributing to the creation of a healthy, vibrant and educated citizenry for the country. Water borne diseases have always been a scourge and in recent times, it has shown an increasing trend in India.Children is affected more by water borne maladies. This was the trigger that made State Bank decide to provide clean drinking water to school children. 

Apart from education, the Bank’s focus was also on healthcare especially for the under  privileged in the remotest parts of the country. Many a life is lost due to lack of timely healthcare and lack of facilities to shift patients to hospitals from remote areas. To overcome this lacunae, the Bank has donated over 400 ambulances in the last two years. These ambulances are rendering this essential service in the remotest parts of the country. The CSR spend of the Bank touched an all-time high of Rs. 123 crores during 2012-13 bringing solace to unserved/underserved sections of society all over the country. The Bank is contributing to an inclusive growth paradigm in building a strong nation. 

Thereby, State Bank of India continues to serve the community, everywhere in the country.

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