STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To facilitate devotees visiting the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine across the length and breadth of the country on eve of Navaratri Festival, Jammu and Kashmir Bank on Tuesday established a special facility for fresh cash currency and note exchange.
The special counter, set up by Business Unit Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Bhawan (SMVDSB), was inaugurated jointly by Anu Radha, wife of CEO SMDVB Romesh Kumar and Manju Chhibber wife of Bank’s Chairman and Managing Director R K Chhibber.
Both CEO SMVDSB and Bank’s CMD were present on the occasion. Zonal Head Jammu North-II Udhampur Anokh Singh, SDM Katra Naresh Kumar, Tehsildar Dhuni Chand and various officials from the Bank were also in attendance in the inaugural function that saw participants perform Pooja to mark the beginning of holy Navratri Festival.
Notably, in addition to the latest facility, J&K Bank has a full-fledged banking network in and around the pilgrimage site containing three business units-Niharika, Adhkuwari & Vaishno Devi Bhawan-and nine ATMs on the track enroute to the Shrine from Katra.
Hailing J&K Bank for providing customer friendly banking services to the people round the year and setting up special facilities besides strengthening banking infrastructure along the pilgrim circuit across the UTs of J&K, Ladakh and beyond, CEO SMVDB said, “J&K Bank has always played a proactive role in providing basic banking facilities to the people and special facilities like cash availability through special counters and ATMs to the pilgrims visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine which has, over the years, resulted in smooth conduct of the pilgrimage. We all pray that J&K Bank continues its march towards prosperity which eventually benefits people of the region.”
Expressing gratitude to CEO SMVDB for his encouraging words, the Bank’s CMD asserted that J&K Bank takes pride in providing easily accessible banking facilities across the pilgrim circuits in J&K and Ladakh.
“Providing comfort and convenience to devotees visiting various holy places has always been prioritized by J&K Bank. It is our humble contribution towards our people whose loyalty and prayers continue to be our strength.” Zonal Head Jammu North-II Udhampur gave a vote of thanks to conclude the event.