Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Financial literacy campaign

Imphal, June 01 2009: A campaign on utilizing money in proper way was conducted at Sheema Theatre, Thoubal Bazar today as a part of ongoing awareness campaign of the National Alliance for Financial Literacy (NEFA) in collaboration with Bank Project, RDO, Lamshang with the assistance from the City Bank Centre.

The occasion was graced by chairperson of the Thoubal Municipal Council, Athokpam Ongbi Manjuri as chief guest, programme officer of the Loyalam Bank Project, RDO, Lamshang,, Longjam Sudhirchand and operational officer of the UBI Thoubal Branch RK Sanajaoba attended as guest of honour.

Project coordinator of the Loyalam Bank Project, Hemam Ringo and assistant manager, NABART, L Naocha spoke as resource persons of the campaign.

Chief guest, Manjuri said, the campaign is mean for the welfare of the people.

As women are taking main role in the family maintenance, they should keep the habit of collecting and depositing the left out money.

They should also help family by engaging in handloom and other works that can be done at home.

Giving his presidential speech, Longjam Sudhirchand said for development of a society, people need to have adequate knowledge of micro finance.

This observation given by the experts should be kept in mind.

He also informed that the project is taken up for the first time in the state among the states of the north eastern state.

If the women have the enough knowledge of micro finance, then women bank can be set up in the state by requesting the national bank authorities. (Source: Hueiyen News Service)

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