Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on February 21 inaugurated Punjab National Bank’s newest Phuloni Chariali branch in Majuli.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal thanked the bank for opening the new branch at his personal call. He stated that the branch shall play a significant role in transforming the area, helping people become self-sufficient by bringing various banking services close to their homes.
He urged general public to ensure regular repayment whenever they take a loan from bank, thereby helping the branch officials in running operations in a smooth manner.
The inauguration ceremony was held at the playground of Phuloni High School in the presence of PNB MD & CEO CH SS Mallikarjuna Rao, DC Majuli Bikram Koiri, chief general manager of the bank Vivek Jha, zonal manager (Northeast) SS Singh, PNB Metlife MD & CEO Ashish Kumar Srivastava and other officials.
PNB MD & CEO expressed his gratitude to the people of Majuli for showing enthusiasm at the opening of the branch. Rao stated that the bank shall be honoured to become a partner in ensuring economic growth in the district which happens to be the chief minister’s own constituency as well.
PNB hands over keys of an ambulance
As a token of gratitude, the bank handed over the keys of an ambulance to joint director, health services of Majuli district. PNB also adopted 20 girl students from the area to support their education under the bank’s “PNB Ladli” scheme in addition to felicitating 15 meritorious students from various schools.
A total of Rs 18.43 crore-worth loans were sanctioned on the eve of the branch opening event as a mark of bank’s commitment to its promises of credit linking the populace of Majuli.