Sampath Bank holds Year 5 Scholarship seminar in Padaviya

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Sampath Bank successfully concluded a Year 5 seminar at far-away Padaviya on 22 June. It was held at the Ali Wanguwa Maha Vidyalaya, a remote rural school in an under privileged area, with the participation of more than 450 students from 22 schools of the region. This was the first-ever Year 5 scholarship seminar held at Padaviya organised by Sri Lanka’s premier bank in collaboration with Neth FM. The students were most appreciative of what they learnt and were self-assured that they will be able to face well at the examination. They considered it a timely event that encouraged them to face the examination with confidence.  The parents were thankful to Sampath Bank for organising the seminar in a distant area where the children had minimum facilities to further their educational activities. It was revealed that during the past, only a few students  were successful at the Year 5 scholarship examination in the Kebithigollawa Educational Zone but this year the zone expects more winners as a result of the guidance received by the students at the Sampath seminar. The bank conducted the Padaviya seminar as a CSR initiative under the theme ‘Education for Development,’ a key pillar in the 5E model  of Sampath Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility domain.