Some 58,462 students both boys and girls in different educational institutions have, so far, deposited Taka 20.45 crore under the school banking programme in Rajshahi district.
Deposit collection under the school banking programme has gradually been rising as awareness is increasing among the students day by day in this regard.The information was revealed in the opening ceremony of daylong ‘School Banking Conference-2019, Rajshahi’ at Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Zila Parishad auditorium in Rajshahi city on Saturday.
One Bank Limited hosted the conference at the auditorium premises aims at increasing savings habits side by side with creating awareness on banking services among school students.
The fair was held as a part of financial inclusion programme of the central bank of Bangladesh aiming to bring more un-banked people into the banking network from across the country.
Executive Director of Bangladesh Bank (BB) Monoj Kumar Biswash and its General Manager Shahinul Islam addressed the opening session as chief and special guests respectively while Sudhir Chandra Das, Senior Executive Vice President of One Bank Limited, was in the chair.
Rajshahi Branch Manager of One Bank limited Abdul Mannan welcomed the large audience.
In his remarks, Monoj Biswash said education is an indispensable part of human life. The present government is earnestly working for the development education. The launching of school banking fair has been aimed at as a part of the government initiatives for the development of education.Terming the school banking as a milestone in the new era of the country`s economy, he said, school students are now getting the facilities of ATM card, online banking, internet banking from even at their tender ages.
42 schedule banks in Rajshahi region took part in the fair organized in association with the Central Bank. Marking the fair, quiz competition, video show on banking services, stall exhibition, procession and cultural show ware arranged.
Large number of bankers including 420 students from different educational institutions attended the fair.