PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked all banks employees for going the extra mile to ensure that the implementation of the demonetisation scheme was on track.
"I publicly thank all the bank employees. The amount of work which bank employees normally have to put in over a year, they have worked more than that in the last one week alone," Modi said.
The Prime Minister was addressing a government function at the Shama Prasad Mukherkee indoor stadium in Bambolim village, near Panaji, where he digitally laid the foundation stone for a new greenfield airport.
Modi also reached out to retired bank officials, who according to reports on social media, he said, had offered their services to the banks they were formerly employed in to help deal with the workload necessitated by the demonetisation process.
The Prime Minister also had a good word to say to the thousands of unsung youngsters who offered assistance to those standing in queues outside banks to return the now invalid currency notes and withdraw money.
"I congratulate youngsters who have been offering water, making arrangements to help senior citizens using their own money.
"The reason for this success is not Modi's decision of November 8 alone but for the fact that 125 crore Indians are working towards it, set aside a few lakh (who aren't)," he said.