JK Bank Turns 80, Celebrates With A Pledge


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Bank, state’s oldest and the premier financial organisation has turned 80. It celebrated the landmark Foundation day by taking a pledge to strengthen the bank.

Details revealed that the bank employees across the state reached their offices in a specially designed uniform. The first thing that they did in their bank branches 80 and the offices was to take a pledge about strengthening the bank. Later, the entire staff of all the offices moved out to the nearest markets to convey the message.

The main function was reported at the JK Bank headquarters where the chairman and the CEO Parvez Ahmad presided over the main function. The event was webcast live on the bank’s social media. It was soon after that the bank launched a series of new products which will be available across the branches.

Ahmed e-inaugurated 40 delivery points including 12 Business Units including 6 ultra small branches (USBs), 21 ATMs and 7 Cash Deposit Machines. He also announced the regularization of around 600 personnel engaged for casual services for more than 10 years service as Banking Attendants.

All the branches of the bank had their own celebratory functions within the premises they operate from. They later moved out jointly, mostly to the markets nearby. Some of them were carrying small placards about the bank as well.

What was interesting was that the bank staff took to social media to convey their presence using their own accounts. They put on their photographs of the celebrations that literally flooded the social media space.


The bank spokesman said it was an unprecedented act of celebrating their Foundation Day in unison across the country. The entire staff of J&K Bank working at various operational geographies led by Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed unanimously read-out a pledge statement vowing to fulfill the bank’s founding objective of financial empowerment.