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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Karnataka Bank opens financial literacy centre

Mangalore, Nov. 16: Karnataka Bank Ltd, in association with the Manipal-based Jnana Jyothi Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Trust, opened its first financial literacy and credit counselling centre at B.C. Road town in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on Wednesday.

Speaking at the inauguration of the centre, Mr P. Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director of Karnataka Bank, highlighted the centre's functions and its use especially for the rural public. The centre is meant to serve the interest of customers of all banks, he said.

Inaugurating the centre, Mr A.K. Bhattacharyya, General Manager of Reserve Bank of India, spoke on the initiatives taken by the RBI and the need for financial literacy as well as financial inclusion. By this initiative, the level of knowledge among the general public could increase resulting in availing of more banking services.

The Managing Trustee of Jnana Jyothi Financial Literacy and Credit Counselling Trust, Mr D.T. Pai, laid out the objectives of the trust and the functions of the centre. He said Karnataka Bank is the first private sector bank to sponsor the opening of such a centre at block level, and reiterated the desire of the Trust to open more such centres at taluk and block levels.


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