Art and essay competitions for children and musical shows featuring popular artistes were the principal activities at select branches of Commercial Bank on Saturday 8 June, as the Bank’s ‘Savings Fiesta’ entered its second colourful week.
An event organised by the Galle Regional Office of Commercial Bank drew hundreds of people including many distinguished Galle residents such as academics, doctors and other professionals, to the Galle Town Hall.
The bank’s Regional Manager of the Southern Region Delakshan Hettiarachchi conducted a lecture on ‘The Importance of Saving’ while Professor Nishantha Nanayakkara of the Moratuwa University delivered a lecture on ‘Motivation’. The bank’s Managing Director/CEO Ravi Dias addressed the gathering and presented gifts to the children who won the essay competition.
Commercial Bank’s Matara City branch and Ratnapura branch conducted art competitions for children as part of the ‘Savings Fiesta’. Similar events will take place at Commercial Bank’s Jaffna and Kilinochchi branches on Saturday, 15 June.
Apart from the main events, branches in the southern region as well as around the country conducted their own activities for the ‘Savings Fiesta,’ which included customer visits, event sponsorships and savings walks. The principal objective of the ‘Savings Fiesta’ is to promote savings and create an opportunity for the Bank to generate greater awareness of the many products and services it offers.
All new accounts opened with Commercial Bank in June 2013 are eligible for an ATM cum Debit Card free of charge as well as gifts from Sri Lanka’s largest private bank. In its second week, the campaign is attracting many new customers to the bank and branches are actively promoting the savings habit amongst the general public.