The school banking has started becoming well-liked among students as it is creating their savings habit which will ultimately help them to ensure economic security in future.
Speakers made the comments while addressing a discussion prior to 'School Banking Conference' held at Panchagarh government auditorium on Friday.
District School Banking Conference Committee with assistance of Bangladesh Bank and National Bank Limited (NBL) organised the event.
The main objectives of the event were to properly run the school banking activities, opening school banking accounts of the students at Taka 50 for each as well as enhancing financial education.
Deputy Commissioner of Panchagarh Amal Krishna Mandal inaugurated the conference releasing pigeons and attended it as the chief guest.
The chief guest said education always makes life enlightened, stronger, meaningful and enjoyable.
"So, the youngsters should acquire knowledge and adopt good human qualities from their student life," he said.
Deputy General Manager of the Financial Inclusion Division of Bangladesh Bank Anwarul Islam, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Abu Wadud, District Education Officer Sankar Kumar Ghosh and Manager of Panchagarh Branch of NBL Pradip Kumar Sarker, addressed the programme as special guests.
Rajshahi Regional Chief and Vice-President of NBL Ali Haider Mortuza presided over the conference participated by students, teachers, guardians and officials of all 11 banks involved in school banking activities in the district.
The Financial Inclusion Division of Bangladesh Bank screened two documentary films on financial education and school banking system at event.
Assistant General Manager of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank and convener of the District School Banking Conference Committee Solaiman Ali delivered welcome speech.
"A total of 12 lakh and 99 thousand secondary level students have so far opened their accounts with different commercial banks since launching of the school banking system in the country in 2010," he said.
The participants highly appreciated the initiative of launching the school banking system by the present government.
Earlier, secondary-level students, teachers, guardians, officials and employees of 11 public and private sector commercial banks took part in a rally.