Indian Bank celebrated 7th International day of Yoga across the country on 21.06.2021
Indian Bank celebrated 7th International day of Yoga across the country on 21.06.2021. Staff along with their family members were participated in the International Yoga Day celebrations. From Corporate Office, Chennai, Indian Bank organized a webinar on Yoga and Yoga practices in association with Isha Yoga Foundation, Coimbatore.
In his message, Sadhguru Shri Jaggi Vasudev, Founder – Isha Foundation, Coimbatore explained the vast benefits of the Yoga and urged all to practice it daily for healthy lifestyle. He said that Yoga is a 15,000-year-old tradition from India that combines physical, mental, and spiritual pursuits to achieve harmony of the body and mind.
Shri K Ramachandran, Executive Director, Indian Bank also highlighted the importance of yoga. He said that Indian Yoga which is practiced in its various forms is slowly garnering popularity across the globe. Scientific research has proven that Yoga can help reduce stress levels, increase awareness, build immunity, and strong physical and mental health. The idea of International Yoga Day was conceived by our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who proposed the concept on September 27, 2014, during his speech at the UN General Assembly. In the words of our PM “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition.
It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.
The virtual yoga programme was live streamed in Bank’s YouTube channel and also was webcasted. This was attended by Ms Padmaja Chunduru, MD & CEO, other Executive Directors Shri V V Shenoy and Shri Imran Amin Siddiqui, Executives, Staff, their family members, and Customers of the Bank pan India.
About Indian Bank:
Established in 1907, Indian Bank is a premier Public Sector Bank with a dominant Pan-India presence. Government of India owns 88.06% of the shareholding. It is the First Public Sector Bank to install ATM at Harbour, Madras in 1989. The Bank has vast branch network with 6004 branches, 5428 ATMs & BNAs, 9095 BCs, overseas branches in Colombo and Singapore in addition to over 225 overseas correspondent banks.
Government of India had announced the Amalgamation of Allahabad Bank – a bank with 155 years legacy – into Indian Bank in 2019. Indian Bank commenced its operation as an amalgamated entity from 1st April 2020. The integration of CBS systems of both the Banks was completed on 14th February 2021. Indian Bank has constantly thrived to adapt latest technology and modify their techniques.
Apart from various initiatives undertaken by Indian Bank, one of the out-of-the-box initiative was launch of MSME Prerana – an Online Business Mentoring Programme for MSME entrepreneurs launched by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, Govt. of India on 6th October, 2020. It is a Pan-India Programme in vernacular languages (in all states / UTs), presently running in UP and Tamil Nadu.
To strengthen this initiative, Indian Bank also launched Ind Spring Board, financing for Start-ups and entered into MOU with IIT Madras – Incubation Cell, IISc Bangalore and M/s. The Chennai Angels for identifying the eligible Start-ups for bank finance.
Over the years, Indian Bank has set new benchmarks in providing efficient banking services to its different client groups and has also emerged as a front– runner in delivering excellent customer service.
By Neeta Gupta