Syndicate Bank donates van to Swetcha Gora Eye Bank

Syndicate Bank donates van to Swetcha Gora Eye Bank
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Syndicate Bank has been serving various sections of people through civil society organisations and providing amenities under its Corporate Social Responsibility, said S Vijaya Kumar, General Manager of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Zone

Vijayawada: Syndicate Bank has been serving various sections of people through civil society organisations and providing amenities under its Corporate Social Responsibility, said S Vijaya Kumar, General Manager of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Zone.

He was in Vijayawada on Thursday to donate a van worth of Rs 4 lakh to Swetcha Gora Eye Bank, in the presence of its Director Dr G Samaram to help the eye bank to undertake more service activities for people.

Talking to The Hans India, he said the management of Syndicate Bank earmarks certain amount every year to undertake these programmes under its corporate social responsibility and each zone would implement the same in their respective zones.

The Manipal-based Syndicate Bank, a premiere scheduled bank with the business worth Rs 48,000 crore, is poised to achieve business of Rs 53,000 crore this financial year. “The bank set the target to do business of Rs 53,000 crore by March this year,” the general manager said.

Vijaya Kumar said the bank’s focus was mainly on agriculture since the farmer is the backbone of the agriculture-based country like India. Referring to CSR activities, he recalled that the Bank provided a solar plant worth Rs 9 lakh to the Ramakrishna Mission in the city.

“The Bank mostly prefers to donate to government schools,” he said and added that they had donated chairs and furniture worth Rs 48,000 to Nirmala Hrudaya Bhavan in the city. When he was at Pune, the Bank donated a dialysis machine to Shirdi Sai Trust Hospital, he said.

C Pulla Reddy, deputy general manager for Vijayawada region, was also present. Earlier, while accepting the van from Syndicate Bank, Dr G Samaram thanked Vijaya Kumar. He recalled that the eye bank had restored sight to hundreds of people in the last two decades.

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