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People’s Bank celebrates 71 years of independence with gifts for children born during the week


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People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N. Vasantha Kumar offering a gift to a newborn baby at the Castle Street Hospital, Borella and Chief Executive Officer/General Manager-Designate Rasitha Gunawardena offering a gift to a newborn baby at the De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella

 

 

Commemorating the 71st National Day, the head office and all People’s Bank branches organised Independence Day celebrations island-wide.

The National Day celebration at the People’s Bank head office was held under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N. Vasantha Kumar. 

‘Nidahase Upatha’ a program held by People’s Bank every year on Independence Day was carried out this year as well. Under this concept, People’s Bank has made arrangements to gift an ‘Isuru Udana’ Gift Certificate worth Rs. 1,000 to every baby born in the country between 1 and 7 February.

This program was inaugurated by People’s Bank in 2006 with a vision to instil pride and honour towards our motherland as well as to encourage parents to successfully plan the future with a strong financial foundation of their children. With this Gift Certificate, parents can open an Isuru Udana Children’s Savings Account for the child at the nearest People’s Bank branch using the amount in the Gift Certificate and maintain the account thereafter. The specialty of this program is that the staff of People’s Bank visits the hospitals and gift the certificates to the newborns in person. `

The main events of this program was held in the morning on 4 February at the Castle Street Maternity Hospital in Borella under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N. Vasantha Kumar and De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella held under the patronage of Chief Executive Officer/General Manager-Designate Rasitha Gunawardena. Isuru Udana Gift Certificates and other gifts were offered to parents of newborn babies at these occasions. 

The ceremony was also attended by Castle Street Maternity Hospital Director Dr. Pradeep Wijesinghe, Deputy Director Dr. Nalin Premadasa, De Soysa Hospital for Women Deputy Director Dr. Kaushalya Kumari Malawage, Chief Nursing Officer R.K.D. Rathnayake together with staff of the hospital and the corporate and executive management of People’s Bank. 

 


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