Bank of Baroda (Bank), one of India’s leading public sector banks, today announced that the Bank celebrated the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Iconic Week’, in coordination with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. To commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence, the Bank organized a series of outreach programs across 75 identified branches in the country.
The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Iconic Week celebrations opened with the Prime Minister’s address at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Bank of Baroda made arrangements in various cities for the live telecast of the address for employees, customers, and the general public.
During the Iconic Week, the Bank conducted various outreach activities across 75 branches focused around educating customers on digital banking as well as increasing awareness on cyber frauds and how to bank safely. To promote financial inclusion, the Bank also organized extensive district-level credit outreach programs across the SLBC states i.e. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat informing customers about the various credit facilities available, and enrolling beneficiaries in different government schemes, handing over sanction letters to beneficiaries, etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri. Sanjiv Chadha, Managing Director & CEO, Bank of Baroda said, “India stands at an enviable position today as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The country has seen remarkable progress over the past 75 years. As we look ahead, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative that not only celebrates what the country has achieved thus far, it also helps us in shaping the India of tomorrow. A strong financial sector is needed for a strong India and Bank of Baroda is excited to continue to play an important role in the growth story of the country.”
On the occasion, the Bank also planted 10,000 saplings across the country.