J&K Bank organised financial literacy programme for newly appointed teachers undergoing induction level training programmes at Pulwama and Awantipora.
FLCC Pulwama conducted two such programmes in association with District Institute of Education and Trainings (DIET), Pampore, in which nearly 60 to 70 trainees are participating.
During the interactive sessions with the participants, the facilitator FLCC discussed in detail the necessity of opening and maintaining savings accounts with the banks, particularly in the backdrop of government decision to directly transfer the subsidy amounts and other social benefits to the accounts of beneficiaries.
He also explained to them the important features of e-banking products, credit and insurance schemes of banks.
The Lead District Officer Pulwama and head B.U Awantipora also attended the awareness programmes.
Account opening forms of the Bank along with pamphlets / brochures of Deposit and Credit Schemes were distributed amongst the participants during the programmes.
Meanwhile, Bank’s RSETI Kupwara kicked off its ten-day skill development programme attended by more than forty trainees belonging to the far-off villages Hirri Payeen and Allachizeb, Helmatpora and Pohrupeth.
The activities include tailoring, fashion designing and crewel embroidery.
The candidates consisting of 4 Self Help Groups (SHG) were identified and sponsored by DRDA, Kupwara.
Cluster Head, Kupwara Fayaz Ahmad Sidiqui inaugurated the programme in presence of DRDA officials, representatives of line departments, bank executives and others.
Director RSETI Mohammad Afzal Shah emphasized on need of imparting such trainings wherein the participants are also made aware about maintaining of group records, formulating business plans, setting goals, marketing, confidence building and raising motivation levels.
Cluster head impressed upon the trainees to derive maximum benefits out of the programmes. He urged them to become successful entrepreneurs and discuss their problems in running business with the Resource Persons.
He said that unity among members was important for the success of SHGs and generation of employment opportunities for others.
He informed the trainees about the number of schemes that the bank has devised for financing self help groups.