SBI to adopt 800 orphan girls

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Kolkata, Sep 26 (UNI) The State Bank of India as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibilty would adopt 800 orphan girl children.

Announcing the adoption programme at a press meet here, SBI Circle General Manager Ashok Mukund said the bank has already adopted 58 such deprived children, including 20 girls from the city today.

Mr Mukund said the bank would provide Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 per annum to girls in the age group of 6 to 14 years towards their educational expenses and personal upkeep.

''We have altogether 800 branches and each branch manager would adopt one orphan girl from some institution and will also act as their mentor,'' the CGM stressed.

The adoption programme had been started three months ago and would continue till the target of 800 is achieved, Mr Mukund said adding that the bank would also focus on some other neglected section of the society.

The SBI has earmarked two per cent of the bank's profit as a part of its CSR.

UNI

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