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Silchar, June 27: The State Bank of India (SBI), north eastern circle, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) doted a specially designed medical van to Ramakrish Mission Sevashrama Silchar at a function held in the premises of SBI Main Branch here today. The van was formally handed over to Swami Satyasthanda Maharaj of Ramakrish Mission by Mahendra Aditya Sahu, general mager of Guwahati head office of SBI. Swapan Mohan Aich, assistant general mager, L Colney, assistant general mager, PRO, Jayanta Paul, commandant, CRPF Dayapur, Swami Harigopanda Maharaj, Swami Gutitanda Maharaj were among those present on the occasion.
Swami Satyasthanda Maharaj in his speech said, “We are very grateful to SBI for doting us a medical van with which we will be able to provide better medical care to the poor and needy people of this remote valley.” He also said that the service to man is service to god. The Mission has been working tirelessly for more than a century for the economic, educatiol and social uplift of the masses of the country.
Swami Satyasthanda Maharaj also added to say that since 1987, the Ramakrish mission has been running a mobile medical service in Barak Valley for poor and destitute people. Local doctors, nurses and paramedical staff have been helping us in this venture. Silchar Medical College and Hospital is also helping us by conducting cataract operations free of cost for poor people. Besides, the administration is also helpful to us in every way possible. He also prayed to the almighty to bless SBI in all its future endeavours.
Mahendra Aditya Sahu speaking on the occasion said that the SBI spends 2% of its profit to social welfare schemes annually. The SBI has been supporting benevolent organizations like Ramakrish Mission which works for the welfare of the lesser privileged section of the society. He also pointed out that the bank has been pursuing several other charitable activities as a responsible corporate citizen which includes projects for the construction of toilets in schools under the ‘Swach Vidyalaya’ campaign of the Central Government. Others who spoke on the occasion included Swapan Mohan Aich and Jayanta Paul. The programme concluded with SBI official Bidyut Deb delivering vote of thanks.