GANGTOK, September 18: In pursuance of its village adoption scheme, the State Bank of India, Temi Branch on September 15 adopted Ifaltar Village of Temi Tarku area as ‘SBI Ka Apna Gaon’.
At a colourful function organised at Ifaltar Lower Primary School, PT Sherpa, Regional Manager, SBI formally declared Ifaltar village as ‘SBI Ka Apna Gaon’ in presence of BS Pant, the area MLA, who attended the function as guest of honour, informs a press release.
“The objectives of SBI are to adopt Ifaltar as ‘SBI Ka Apna Gaon’ is to achieve cent percent ‘financial inclusion’ with the goal of raising all BPL families above the poverty line, meeting the credit requirements of all eligible households of Ifaltar Village, promoting SHG, Farmers Club in the village and help achieve cent percent literacy in the adopted village,” said Branch Manager of SBI Temi Branch.
A large number of villagers including Panchayat representatives and Self Help Groups of the area attended the programme. The SHGs of the area presented their cultural programme which was appreciated by all who attended the programme.
SBI, Temi Branch also announced the adoption of two girl child - Dibya Chettri and Manisha Sharma of Ifaltar village. The adopted girl child will receive the financial assistance from SBI for their studies up to class XII, the release added.