SRINAGAR, Oct 8: J&K Bank Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed handed over the keys of Critical Care Ambulance and 11-seater battery-operated vehicle for differently-abled students to the Vice-Chancellor Kashmir University (KU) Professor Talat Ahmad under the bank’s CSR program in presence of Registrar KU Dr Nelofar Khan and bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir Central-I Tabassum Nazir.
On the occasion, the bank under its Go Green Initiative also dedicated 100 bicycles for in-campus commute and specially designed 50 comfortable three-seater garden-benches.
The function was attended by Dean KU Prof Zaffar Ahmad Reshi, Dean Academics Musadiq Amin Suhaaf, Controller Examinations Prof Farooq Ahmad Mir, President Kashmir University Teachers Association Muheet Ahmad, HoDs of various departments, faculty members, bank’s Cluster Head Fayaz Ahmad, Head Business Units University Campus Showkat Makhdoomi and other officials of the bank and university.
As responsible Corporate Citizens, the Chairman stated, “We have in the past come together for various CSR initiatives and we will continue to support more such engagements to help the University achieve its true potential as centre of excellence. We value the contribution of Kashmir University to our state and society in creating reason driven intellectuals for building a rational, successful society and as a mark of our acknowledgment to the hard work of outstanding students, we have already announced institution of Gold Medals to the overall academic toppers of Kashmir University.
Besides, it is a privilege an honor to humbly dedicate the ambulance for health centre of the University, one 11 seater electric vehicle for movement of physically challenged students, Rs 10 lakh as contribution towards the fund reserved for financially poor students, cycles for in-campus travel convenience as a Green initiative for the students of the University.
Chairman informally agreed to the request of financial support made by Registrar KU for the university’s upcoming student festival ‘Sonzal’.
Speaking on the occasion, VC Prof Talat Ahmad thanked the Chairman for the gesture saying, “This is a very good gesture on part of the J&K bank we have a very good relationship with. The bank has always been helping us in a lot of ways and there is still a lot we can do in partnership with the bank.”
Earlier, Registrar KU Dr Nelofar Khan presented the welcome address and in the end, vote of thanks presented by the Chief Proctor KU Dr Naseer Khan.