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Bank committed to financial, cultural, emotional well being of people of the state: Parvez Ahmed

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50K people visit Spring Festival organized by JK Bank in Badamwari Park Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 8: In an overwhelming response to the J&K Bank’s colloquial call ‘Wale Gachaw Badamvare,’ fifty-thousand people thronged the historical park during the weekend to celebrate the two day ‘Spring Festival’ organized by the J&K Bank at Badamvaer park.

The Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed formally inaugurated the ‘Spring Festival’ by cutting the ceremonial ribbon in presence of Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Zonal Heads, Cluster Heads and other senior officers of the bank. The Chairman interacted with the students of Vishwa Bharti School who had lined entrance of the garden.

“Life begins anew in spring for almost every living thing on this planet. It is the season of dreams and daring, for, it enlivens spirits and spawns possibilities. Since hope and possibility remain elemental to the idea of empowerment, we as an institution engaged in financial empowerment of people of the state for eight-decades, have been celebrating this spirit of spring annually here at Badamwari and will continue in future as well” said Parvez Ahmed after inaugurating the event.

“One really feels immersed in the spirit of bloom here for it is places like these that revive our cultural and spiritual essence. Today’s event is a manifestation of our commitment towards the financial, cultural and emotional well being of the people of our state”, he said, adding “J&K bank is an emotional brand in the state.”

“Development of this historical park is one of the major projects in Ecology and Heritage Preservation within J&K under our CSR Program, and we would like to see all such historical parks and places in the state to become favourite and healthy interaction hubs for people so that they get some moments to relish and relieve themselves from the stressful situations of hectic modern life”, added the Chairman J&K Bank.

“We look forward to make Badamvaer an international tourist destination on the lines of the renowned Tulip Garden. Tulips, Almond blossoms and Mustard blossoms are salient symbols of spring in Kashmir and we shall aim at linking all the three along with snow in the hilly areas of valley for promotion of tourism industry in the state. Roping in the players from the tourist industry we will ensure that Badamwari Festival becomes an annual event featured on the world tourist map”, he said, adding, “the reason for celebrating this event is the priority with which our bank looks at heritage and environmental protection under our CSR component.”

Earlier in her welcome address, President Rajni Saraf remarked, “We believe that the coming season shall unfold positivity in all its aspects as does the ongoing spring and the forthcoming summer bring in its wake colourful and fragrant blossoms that hold a promise of the luscious fruits. Likewise we at the bank toil for the rewarding returns for all those who are associated with us.”

On the occasion, Chairman also visited the make-shift stalls established in Badamvaer and interacted with the stall-owners, artisans and craftsmen who had put some really good works of Kashmir arts and crafts at display on these stalls. The Chairman laid emphasis on adding value to the traditional handicrafts in line with the modern times, while purchasing some merchandise that was at display.

People hailed the bank’s ‘Walle Gatchhav Badamwaari’ call and expressed gratitude for it.

“It’s a great thing J&K Bank has accomplished by making it an annual affair”, they observed.

Later in the evening, Banks Presidents Muhammad Younis Pattoo and Rajni Saraf distributed mementos to the school children who competed in the stage performances.

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