People’s Bank celebrates 70 years of Independence with gifts for children born
during the week of Independence
Commemorating 70 th National Independence Day, the head office and all People’s Bank
branches organized Independence Day celebrations island wide.
The Independence Day celebration at the People’s Bank head office was held under the
patronage of the Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager of People’s Bank, Mr. N. Vasantha
Kumar. The national anthem was sung while the national flag was hoisted during the occasion.
‘Nidahase Upatha’ a programme held by People’s Bank every year on Independence Day was
also carried out this year. Under this concept, People’s Bank has made arrangements to gift an
‘Isuru Udana’ Gift Certificate worth Rs. 500/- to every baby born in the country between the 1 st
and 7 th of February.
This programme was inaugurated by People’s Bank in 2006 with a vision to instil pride and
honour towards our motherland as well as to encourage parents to successfully plan the
economic future of their children. With this Gift Certificate, parents can open an Isuru Udana
Children’s Savings Account for the child at the nearest People’s Bank Branch using the amount
in the Gift Certificate and maintain the account there after. The specialty of this programme is
that the staff of People’s Bank visits the hospitals and gifts the certificates to the newborns in
The main events of this programme was held in the morning on 4 th February at the Castle Street
Maternity Hospital in Borella and De Soysa Hospital for Women in Borella under the patronage
of Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager of People’s Bank, Mr. N. Vasantha Kumar. Isuru
Udana Gift Certificates and other gifts were offered to parents of newborn babies at the
occasion. The ceremony was also attended by Director of the De Soysa Hospital for Women Dr.
Sudath Dharmarathna, Deputy Director of the De Soysa Hospital for Women Dr. Migara Epa,
Deputy Director of the Castle Street Maternity Hospital Dr. Nalin Premadasa, together with staff
of the hospital and the corporate and executive management of People’s Bank.
Photo Caption- The Chief Executive Officer/ General Manager of People’s Bank, Mr. N.
Vasantha Kumar offering a gift to a newborn baby at the Castle Street Hospital, Borella.