SILCHAR: Bandhan Bank which has scaled new heights in offering banking services is also on the front to contain and fight coronavirus. Mankind is faced with the greatest calamity of the century and its end is still uncertain. From disaster, it has turned into catastrophe. The word 'reception' or 'welcome' has made way for 'pledge' to stand and fight against the unknown virus. "We no more welcome guests but take pledge to drive away the killer disease by keeping ourselves neat and clean. Sanitise our hands, mouth, eyes and ear regularly," pointed out Minister of Fisheries, Forest and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya, while attending as a chief guest the free distribution ceremony of masks and sanitizers among its customers by Bandhan Bank, Irongmara branch, 20 km from Silchar on Friday.
According to Pranjal Mohanta, manager of Silchar division, 1,40,000 masks will be distributed across the district of Cachar by its branches in urban and rural areas. Today was the initiation of the mega distribution programme. Along with masks, sanitizers were also given said Supriyo Deb, area manager. The minister was all praise for Bandhan Bank for its humanitarian works and hoped other banks would also follow the suit and participate in this fight against COVID-19.
Cachar Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli who was present as guest of honour, was also appreciative of the noble initiative of Bandhan Bank. To the assembled assembly on the occasion, she said, "It is our collective will and wisdom which alone can act as a great deterrent to the spread of virus which has taken heavy human toll and continues to extend its wings." Keerthi Jalli laid stress on awareness and preparedness and to alert others. "We will defeat the virus and win the battle against the virus," she summed up.