Under its Platinum Jubilee initiative J&K Bank Saturday donated a school-van to J&K Voluntary Medicare Society – a medico-social non-governmental organisation pursuing the cause of special children that runs Shafqat School in Bemina area of the city for such children.
Mushtaq Ahmad, Chairman & CEO, J&K Bank handed over the keys of the Omni Van to Dr Mir Mohammad Maqbool, President of the Society, at a simple but impressive function held at Bank’s Corporate Headquarters. Others present on the occasion included Abdul Hamid Banday, Bank’s Executive President and Abdul Rauf Bhat, President.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman described the initiative as part of Bank’s endeavour to contribute towards education and rehabilitation of the special-abled children. “Education continues to be the priority of our Corporate Social Responsibility. To ensure that such children do not become a burden on their parents and society, we are laying special emphasis on their education and rehabilitation by employing innovative and interventionist approach to ensure maximization of returns”, he said.
Notably, Bank has partnered with the Society for sponsoring education and rehabilitation of twenty five specially-abled children coming from poor economic backgrounds. The Bank’s financial assistance covers tuition fee, stationery, uniform, physiotherapy, speech therapy, transportation and all other related expenditure on their education and rehabilitation.