Punjab National Bank, the country’s leading public sector Bank celebrated Hindi Diwas today with great zeal & enthusiasm in all the administrative offices and branches. On this occasion, Hindi Divas Samaroh and Cultural event were organized at the head office of the Bank, Dwarka, New Delhi, which was presided over by Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Shri CH. S. S. Mallikarjuna Rao. Executive Directors of the Bank Shri Sanjay Kumar, Shri Vijay Dubey, Shri Swaroop Kumar Saha, Chief General Managers and General Managers were specially present on this occasion. A cultural programme was also organized by the staff members observing covid-19 protocols and Hon’ble MD&CEO felicitated the winners of Lala Lajpat Rai Shield competitions organized by the Bank.
While addressing the gathering, MD&CEO of the Bank heartily congratulated all the employees of the Bank for getting ‘Rajbhasha Kirti’ first prize for the fourth consecutive year conferred by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India and Highlighted the importance of Hindi Diwas. He further said that the use of Hindi in banking is not only a constitutional requirement but also a commercial necessity. That’s why PNB has adopted Hindi by heart and all our Digital products like Net Banking, Mobile Banking, PNB One App etc. have been made available in Hindi as well as regional languages for the benefit of the customers. He urged all the staff members to maintain continuity in the work of Hindi with the same zeal & enthusiasm in future also.
Executive director of the Bank, Shri Sanjay Kumar suggested using simple and easy official language Hindi in banking operations and enrich the Hindi dictionary by including words of other regional languages in it and he administered the Rajbhasha pledge to all the staff members.
Congratulating all the award winners, Chief General Manager-Rajbhasha Shri B. S. Mann requested them to contribute to the progress of the Hindi language and to keep the Bank at the topmost level in the field of official language.
Oh this occasion, Manisha Sharma, Assistant General Manager-Rajbhasha, apprised all the staff members about the work being done by the official language department of the bank for the propagation of Hindi and informed them about the achievements of the bank in this field.
Finally the programme ended with a vote of thanks by S. K. Dash, General Manager-Rajbhasha.