Relief and Rehabilitation of the flood affected people across the J&K State.
Rising to the occasion, J&K Bank was the first organization to provide relief to the people affected by devastating September floods that hit the state in FY 2014-15. Notably, the Bank contributed Rs. 5.00 Crores towards J&K Flood Relief Fund for being partners in providing succor to the people of the state in rebuilding their shattered dwellings.
Shortly, after the floods the Bank donated 500 tents to the flood hit families. Under its major rehabilitation package, around 23000 kits comprising of blankets, water purifiers, hot water bottles & solar lamps were also distributed among the people as a relief measure.
The bank also facilitated distribution of medicines and food packets among the flood hit people at various locations of the state. This major CSR activity was undertaken under a reactive project called, “HUM HAIN SAATH SAATH”
After the floods, the bank also organized mega health camps at various locations to provide health advisory and free medicines to the affected people
Education For All Programme
Education, as means to socio-economic empowerment, receives a substantial part of the Bank’s CSR funds. Disability, as we know, is probably one of the least understood and accepted conditions in the society which believes that everything not normal is abnormal. Thus, to ensure equal opportunities and dignity to persons with ‘special abilities’ require efforts, awareness and mobilization besides addressing their basic medical needs. In this regard, the Bank has adopted more than hundred Children having multiple disabilities under the project “MUSKAAN”, so as to take care of their all-round development. Under the Project, the bank has engaged the professional services of leading NGOs like Voluntary Medicare Society, Chhotey Taarey Foundation and Humanity welfare Organization Bijbehara.
Apart from basic education, need-based knowledge, consultation and supplementary training, these children are provided with life skills, computer training and / or arts and crafts which would further become a source of employment for them. These learning techniques or classes not only give them a platform to boost their confidence but also act as avenues for development of cognitive, physical and socio-emotional skills along with improved chances for livelihood.
Moreover, under “promotion of education”, the Bank has adopted 30 under privileged children in association with a leading NGO CHINAR through RCSP programme.
During the year 2014-15, the Bank identified a project, with a leading Delhi based NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) through a local project partner KOSHISH, to meet the nutritional, health and educational needs of the children of forty (40) far flung areas/villages of three Districts of Srinagar, Budgam & Ganderbal.
On the basis of baseline research, the overall number of children to be covered under the project is 9224 in 5100 Households. Project is likely to have a long-term impact in the society with particular reference to under-privileged children in their survival, participation, development and protection. In view of contents of the project, it has been named as “KOSHISH”.