KATHUA : A financial inclusion and Literacy campaign was organised at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kohag in Kathua district by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to create awareness among school children about financial literacy. The main participants were Aman Kalsotra, DDM, NABARD, Kathua, Vijay Padha, Director, SBI-RSETI, Kathua, R K Kalsotra, LBO, Kathua, Charan Das, Branch Manager, JKGB, Mandli & Dharampal Gupta, Principal, GHSS, Kohag, Tara Chand, Sarpanch, lecturers, teachers and student of GHSS, Kohag. During the function 50 accounts of students were opened under Jan-Dhan Yojana and the team of Door-darshan was also present.
DDM, NABARD informed them about the new programme of Jan Dhan Yojana launched by Prime Minister on 28th August 2014, where the account holders will be provided RUPAY debit card, overdraft facility and insurance cover.
Vijay Padha, Director, SBI-RSETI, Kathua explained the importance of skill training. He informed that the training provided at SBI, R-SETI is free of cost, where boarding and lodging facility is also available.
Dharampal Gupta, Principal, GHSS, Kohag impressed upon the students to analyse the opportunities being opened through banks and avail its benefits.
R.K Kalsotra, LBO, Kathua informed students about the initiatives undertaken under financial inclusion by banks. He asked all the students to open no-frill accounts to their advantage, as it is a zero balance account opened free of cost. He asked them to avail education loan for enhancement of their education.
Charan Das Sharma, Branch Manager, J&K Grameen Bank, Kohag told them to open accounts with banks for their financial needs. He told them that the bank is a friend in need who is willing to provide loan to the needy, which should be utilised for asset creation and cautioned them not to fall in debt trap of moneylenders.