Thursday, March 27, 2008

SBI offers help to 13 Kids from Naxal-hit families

The State Bank of India considering its social responsibility towards society has taken an initiative of adopting girl child. Under this the bank takes full responsibility of education and financing of their marriages.

Working on the same line this time the SBI has adopted 13 kids from Naxal hit families.

Sixteenyear- old Shanti Jyotsna who lost her father Balaraju to a Naxal bullet way back in 1992 has given up hopes of pursuing further studies. But, help came in the form of a State Bank of India initiative. She is the student of Madikonda Government High School in Dharmasagar mandal of Warangal district is taking the SSC exams this year. It is an everyday battle with penury and hunger for her after the death of her father. After knowing about Jyotsna’s plight SBI gave her a helping hand by supporting her education.

In the same way the SBI is also helping Jampala Mounika of Komuravelli in Cheryal mandal, who too lost her father to Naxal violence in 1995 and Class VII student of Shivanagar S Maina.

SBI has adopted in all 20 children, Jyotsna, Maina and Mounika are among those adopted children. While 13 of them belong to families that had lost the bread-winners, the remaining are from extremely poor backgrounds.

The SBI came to know about the plight of these children from the police and have come forward for their help. The bank has formally adopted them in the presence of District Collector B Janardhan Reddy, SP Soumya Mishra and SBI regional manager PCJ Chakradhara Rao.

Speaking on the occasion, Chakradhar Rao said that so far the bank has adopted 92 children in the whole region. He said the bank will not only support their education, but even finance their marriage.

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