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Financial awareness camp held in Odisha town

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Anandpur, (Keonjhar), July 4:

Abhyutthana Financial Learning Centre, set up in February 2014 with an objective to promote financial literacy among school children and common men in Odisha, conducted a financial awareness camp at KM Vidyapith at Salapada in Anandpur on Thursday.

P1020491A total of 159 students, 10 teachers and other supporting staff of the school participated in the camp.

Inaugurating the camp, senior lawyer and president of the governing body of the High School Chitta Ranjan Dash stressed the need of the financial awareness in the society.

In their address, retired chief general manager, RBI, Dasarathi Mishra, chief manager, Bank of India, Bhagavat Rana and  Braja Kishore Mishra of the Axis Bank talked about ideal saving habits, methods of saving money, basic banking, RBI initiative on financial inclusion and financial literacy,  procedure to open no-frills accounts in a bank etc.

A quiz program covering basics of banking and economy was also conducted on the occasion.

Financial Education series comic books, published by the RBI, were discussed and distributed among the students.