Hyderabad: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, is setting up another school at Bollarum. The State Bank Of India, Hyderabad circle, has donated Rs 5 crore to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for construction of new school building at Bolarum. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, CR Sasikumar, deputy managing director, SBI, said that Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has been existing since 1939 with multi-dimensional activities.
Sasikumar handed over a cheque of Rs 5 crore to S Gopala Krishnan, honorary secretary and treasurer of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. “SBI is lending a helping hand to the needy and underprivileged sections of the society. Besides being a commercial organization, SBI is committed to fulfill the social obligation through corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities,” he said.
He further stated that during 2014-2015, the bank has donated medical equipment, ambulances, school buses, water purifiers and computers worth Rs 5.18 cr to government schools in Telangana and AP. The bank also donated a mini bus to Anuraag Human Services, a centre for the disabled and aged at Tolichowki, costing Rs8.11 lakh. General managers of four zones Gopal Krishan Kansal, Ashwin Mehta, HK Jena, AK Jain, DGM and CDO R Radha Krishna, incumbent AGM MS Murty, AGM (PR and CSB), S Gopinath and others were present.