Over 2,000 employees of various Grameena Banks in State are participating in an interaction programme which commenced this morning at Karnataka Police Bhavan on Lalitha Mahal Road in city.

The programme is being held as part of the three-day triennial conference of rural bank employees organised by the All Karnataka Grameena Bank Employees’ Federation (AKGBEF) which commenced last evening.

Inaugurating the programme, MP H. Vishwanath said that the banking sector had forayed well into the rural sector. He opined that rural people had little knowledge about banking till the advent of Grameena Banks which are rendering a very good service.

The MP observed that most of the transactions today were routed through banks and Grameena banks too have kept pace with technological advancement to render quick and better service.

Vishwanath opined that all Grameena Banks should be combined at national level into a single government body.

The programme also features a seminar on ‘Role of Grameena Banks and Challenges in Agriculture, Rural Development and Financial Inclusion.’

AKGBEF General Secretary Ganapathy Hegde, Cauvery Grameena Bank Chairman Somashekar Shastri, All India Rural Bank Employees Association Secretary-General Abdul Syed Khan, Advisor S. Revanna, MDCC Bank Chairman B. Basavegowda and office-bearers of National Federation of Rural Bank Employees were present on the occasion.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore