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    People’s Bank gifts children to celebrate independence

    February 05, 2018

    Commemorating the 70th National Independence Day, the People’s Bank head office and all its branches organized Independence Day celebrations island-wide.


    The Independence Day celebration at the People’s Bank head office was held under the patronage of Chief Executive Officer/General Manager N. Vasantha Kumar. The national anthem was sung while the national flag was hoisted during the occasion.


    ‘Nidahase Upatha’, a program held by People’s Bank every year on Independence Day was also carried out this year. Under this concept, the bank has made arrangements to gift an ‘Isuru Udana’ gift certificate worth Rs. 500 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 economic future 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 gifts the certificates to the newborns in person.


    The main events of this program were held in the morning on 4 February at the Castle Street Maternity Hospital in Borella and De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Kumar. Isuru Udana gift certificates and other gifts were offered to parents of newborn babies at the occasion. The ceremony was also attended by Director of the De Soysa Hospital for Women Dr. Sudath Dharmarathna, Deputy Director of the De Soysa Hospital for Women Dr. Migara Epa, Deputy Director of the Castle Street Maternity Hospital Dr. Nalin Premadasa, together with staff of the hospital and the corporate and executive management of People’s Bank.

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