JK Bank launches cleanliness drive in collaboration with JDA

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 11: To promote upkeep of surroundings and environment for healthy living, JK Bank in collaboration with Jammu Development Authority (JDA) today launched a three day cleanliness drive.
The drive was flagged off jointly by Chairman and CEO, JK Bank, Parvez Ahmed, and Vice Chairman, JDA, R K Shavan, in presence of the members of the Transport Nagar Welfare Association at Transport Nagar Narwal Jammu.
The launch began with a team from JK Bank and JDA gathered around Bahu Plaza to proceed towards Transport Nagar, Narwal for a massive cleanliness drive in the area by pressing JCB, Tipper etc for collection of plastic and other hazardous waste around. The cleanliness exercise will continue for three days covering Rail Head Complex and Bahu Plaza areas in addition to Narwal.
JK Bank Chairman, Parvez Ahmed revealed that Bank has been actively taking up initiatives towards environment and maintaining pristine natural beauty of the State through massive tree plantation drives, construction of amenities and adoption of parks/play areas in J&K. He said, “Today’s initiative is reiteration of our commitment to a clean environment while being at the forefront in implementing the Flagship schemes of Central Government as per the vision of  Prime Minister. It is a privilege to join hands with the Development Authorities and Municipal Corporations to support their efforts as a responsible Corporate Citizen.”
The drive will continue for three days and cover Rail Head Complex also, which is the corporate hub of the capital city of Jammu.
The Chairman added that all JK Bank Business Units across the State have been instructed to participate in the cleanliness drive in and around their areas of operation. Vice- Chairman JDA, RK Shavan said that people of the State have huge expectations from the J&K Bank and it is good to see the bank proactively engaging with the society for meeting those expectations.
On the request of the members of the Transport Nagar Welfare Association, the Chairman JK Bank announced to adopt the area for extensive plantation besides collaborating with JDA to improve the hygienic conditions of the area by constructing toilets which will be handed over to the association for running on self sustainable basis. The Bank, he announced, will also install dustbins, cleanliness messages and slogans in the area.
Meanwhile, the JK Bank Chairman announced a cash reward of Rs.50, 000 each for six bank security guards who foiled the attempt of unidentified gunmen to loot the bank on different occasions. Besides, a bank driver, who is on adhoc basis in the bank, has also been given the same amount of cash reward. They will also be given an appreciation certificate for the bravery.