Kohima: Living upto its commitment on Corporate Social Responsibility, the State Bank of India (SBI) on March 25 donated computers to five educational institutions in the state capital.
David Kire, chief manager Lead Bank Officer, SBI Dimapur said that SBI set aside 140 crore for social service activities across the country in compliance with 1% profit of every big company or corporate house which goes to social service activities.
In North eastern states, Rs. 6.6 crore is being extended by SBI under corporate social responsibility as its commitment to reach out to the poor and needy people of the region.
Kire said that 14,000 computers are being distributed to 14,000 educational institutions across the country.
Accountant General Nagaland A. Athikho Chalai was appreciative of the SBI for its banking service and serving the citizen of the country.
He said the SBI spreads to even remotest corner of the country where other banking institutions not willing to do so and appreciated the way SBI venturing into remote areas for the service of the people.
He also stated that the package of SBI’s corporate social responsibility which reaches even upto Japan speaks volume and brought good image to the country.
To the students, he said that hard work is the only way to success and encouraged the students not compromise on their study.
He continued that the only way to become officers and responsible persons is only through the channel of hard work.
Those schools who got the computers included; Azedon School, Upper AG, Pinewood School, PWD Colony, Radiant School, New Secretariat, Christian School Chedema and Holy Family School, Middle AG Colony.
Earlier, the function was chaired by A. Lolly Moses while welcome address was delivered by Hangsing, chief manager SBI Lerie Branch. Vote of thanks was proposed by D. Choudhury, chief manager SBI Kohima.