JKB Chairman awards cash prize to winning kayaking & canoeing players

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, May 9: J&K Bank has already started a project in a mission mode to promote young talent in various fields who have achieved national as well as international recognition in their field of profession. Wall Calendar 2017 is a step in line with our said mission.
Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmad made these remarks today during an interaction with the group of kayaking and canoeing players, who have won 25 medals of Gold, Silver and Bronze in various categories at the recently concluded 6th National Dragon Boat Championship, Men, Women & Mixed held in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh (MP) from May (2-4).
Executive President, S S Sehgal and Head Corporate Communication & CSR, Sajjad Bazaz, were also present on the occasion.
The chairman said that J&K Bank always encourages and helps sports to flourish in the State, because as an institution, we believe in the extraordinary talent of our youth in the diverse faculties of life in its numerous expressions. Within the provisions of our CSR programme, we shall extend every possible help to contribute to and harvest the potential of water sports in the state.
On the occasion, Chairman congratulated the group for their brilliant performance during the contest and awarded a cash prize of Rs 5000 to each of the 25 medalists.
Led by J&K’s Kayaking and Canoeing Coach Bilquis Mir, the young athletes had come to express their gratitude for the financial support that the bank extended towards their travel to Bhind, MP for the recently concluded championship. Bilquis pointed out rich water resources available in the state for promoting water sports. “What we need is infrastructure in terms of boats etc and I appeal the chairman to lend financial support to raise appropriate infrastructure for water sports” Bilquis said.
The chairman expressed his willingness to extend whatever possible support for promotion of water sports in the State and asked them to submit a detailed report to enable the bank to take a view in this regard.
Stressing upon the need to keep their focus on the game while representing their State, Parvez Ahmad advised the young boys and girls to develop their personality and propagate rich values to persuade others to emulate the same.


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