The ‘Birth of Freedom’ programme held by People’s Bank every Independence Day was carried out this year as well. Under this concept, People’s Bank gifts Rs.2, 000 worth of ‘Isuru Udana’ Gift Certificates to every baby born between the 1st and 7th of February.
People’s Bank launched this programme in 2006 with the vision of instilling national pride and encouraging parents to plan for their children’s future. Parents can open an ‘Isuru Udana’ Children’s Savings Account at any People’s Bank Branch using the Gift Certificate and maintain the account.
People’s Bank Acting Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager K.B. Rajapaksa, symbolically presented the ‘Isuru Udana’ gift vouchers and other gifts to the Director of the Castle Street Maternity Hospital Dr. Pradeep Wijesinghe and Director of De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella, Dr Sagari Kiriwandeniya.
People’s Bank Senior Deputy General Manager (Legal) Rohan Pathirage, Deputy General Manager (Retail Banking, Process Management & Quality Assurance) Renuka Jayasinghe, Deputy General Manager (Transaction Banking) Nipunika Wijerathna, Head of Marketing Nalaka Wijayawardana, Colombo South Regional Manager N.K Wimalasiri, Assistant Regional Manager U.A.L Srimathi, Borella Branch Manager Sanjaya Abeykoon, Town Hall Branch Manager Pathum Mihiraj along with hospital staff were also present at the event.
Additionally, People’s Bank made arrangements to celebrate ‘Nidahase Upatha’ island wide under strict Government quarantine guidelines.