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CSR Activities 2013

Year of Sunshine- Care for Senior Citizen

 

Glimpses from Federal Bank Alpha Palliative Care Walkathon with an aim to share the vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the state by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues, to raise awareness and to understand the needs like medical, social, psychological and spiritual - of people living with a life limiting illnesses. 

 

 

 

 

CSR initiative at Mar Athanasius Rehabilitation centre,  Allapra, Perumbavoor

 

As part of CSR activities, bank donated a school bus to Mar Athanasius Rehabilitation Centre, Perumbavoor.

 

In photo: Sri.i.K I Varghese  GM and  Head, Network 1 handing over the keys to H G Mar Aprem Mathews , Chairman of  the trust.Sri Raju Hormis CSR Head, Sri M V Raju AGM and  Region Head , Muvattupuzha, Sri Paulose K P, Manager &  branch Head Vengola, Rev.Fr.Alias Kurain ,Rev.Fr Regi are seen.

 

 

 

"FEDERAL BANK SPARSH" - 5 days residential workshop for children with speech and hearing disabilities at IMA Kochi.

 

The Federal Bank in association with Impresario Event management India Ltd organized "SPARSH" an approach towards helping the children with disabilities. The programme focused on "Children with Speech and Hearing Disabilities. Sparsh was a residential workshop for the kinds and their families from 20th to 24th May, 2013. The workshop deal with activities like counseling session for the kinds as well as for parents, Medical checkup, yoga classes' etc. 25 families were shortlisted for the program.

 

 

 

Dr. Sachidananda Kamath, President, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Kerala Inaugurated the "Federal Bank SPARSH" with Mr. Harikrishna Pisharady AGM Zonal Office, Federal Bank and Dr. Samuel N Mathew Executive Director, NISH on 20th May 2013.

 

Photo: The participants at lulu – Sparky's

 

 

Photo: Raju Hormis, HEAD CSR and Sparsh team with the participants at the closing ceremony of "Federal Bank SPARSH".

 

 

Federal Bank CSR initiatives on World Environment Day

 

 

On the occasion of World Environment Day, as part of their CSR initiatives, Thiruvananthapuram Zone organized an environment enrichment ceremony, planting over 100 different saplings inside the Technopark campus. IT professionals & our bank employees also joined hands in a Group Run - spreading the message of Think. Eat. Save. which was flagged off by Hon'ble District Collector – Thiruvananthapuram, Shri K N Satheesh. Shri. K I Varghese, GM-NW 1 and Shri. C P Sasidharan, DGM & ZH, Thiruvananthapuram were present on the occasion.

 

Federal Bank donates Home Care Vehicle to the Pain and Palliative Care Society, Medical College, Kozhikode

 

 

Federal Bank as part of its CSR initiative, donated a Maruti Omni as a Home Care Vehicle to the Pain and Palliative Care Society, Medical College, Kozhikode. The documents and key of the vehicle was handed over by Sri. M K Raghavan, Member of Parliament to Dr. K Suresh Kumar, President of the Society in the presence of Sri K R Vijayakumar, DGM & Zonal Head, Sri V O Pappachan, AGM, Zonal Office, Kozhikode and other members of staff of Zonal Office, Kozhikode, nearby branches and general public.

 

 

Federal Bank Employees participated in TCS Majja Run

 

 

 

Federal Bank employees from Bangalore had an active participation in the TCS Majja Run a fund raising program for slum development which was a 5 kilometer run in which more than 50000 runners from various corporates participated. We had an enthusiastic group of ladies and gentlemen, charged with lots of excitement which included our MD & CEO, Mr. Shyam Srinivasan, Mr. Jose K Mathew, Zonal Head- Bangalore, Mr. Abu George, Regional Head- Bangalore and Mr. P P Thomas, AGM- Bangalore Credit Hub.

 

 

Federal Bank donates school van to Kripa Special School

 

 

Federal Bank donated a School Van to KRIPA Special School, a Vocational Training Centre for physically and mentally challenged youth at Chunangamveli. Shri K I Varghese (General Manager) handed over the key of the school van to Fr. Paul Nedumchalil (CMI, Director of KRIPA), in the presence of Shri Francis P K (AGM & Regional Head), Shri Raju Hormis (CSR Head), Shri Jose John Palam (Branch Head- Chunangamveli) and others.

 

CSR Activities 2011-12

Corporate Social Responsibility Activities : 2012

 

For Federal Bank, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been an inherited and inbuilt element of its fundamentals right from the day the bank was founded.Some of the major accomplishments and activities for the year 2012 are given below.

 

Federal Bank donates vehicle for Alpha Pain Clinic, Kochi.

 

As part of CSR activities, Bank donated a vehicle to Alpha Pain Clinic, Kochi for visit and carry patients by the Doctors and voluntaries. Dr. V. P. Gangadharan, Oncologist representing Alpha Pain Clinic, Cochin Centre received the keys of vehicle. Shri. Raju Hormis, Head – CSR, handed over the keys.

 

 

 

 

Supported Abilities Mela by Differently Abled, Ernakulam

 

In joint venture with People's Council for Social justice, a Mela was organized for exhibition and sale of products by physically challanged people. Mela aims at providing an exposure to their products and giving them a dignified and independent life.

 

 

Federal Bank extends financial support to IMA Voluntary Donor Blood Bank

 

As a part of CSR initiatives, our Bank extended financial support to IMA Voluntary Donor Blood Bank for arranging 24 hour power supply at IMA Blood Bank, Kochi. Dr. K Narayanankutty (IMA Chairman) and Mr. Raju Hormis (CSR-Head) are seen in the picture with others.

 

 

Support for ‘Jyothis' - Special School for children having cerebral palsy, Kottayam

 

Jyothis is a Developmental Training School for children having cerebral palsy and other developments. The school is expanding to support more families coming from far off places. Bank has extended financial support for the building project.

 

Support for ‘Blind Friendly Girls Hostel' at Kizhmad, Aluva

 

Kerala Blind school Society is a voluntary association serving the visually handicapped of Kerala from the year 1962. All services of the society are free and provided irrespective of religion, caste, creed, sex or community. The Bank has extended financial supported to Kerala Blind School for constructing a ‘Blinds Friendly Girls Hostel' at Aluva.

 

Assistance for ‘Vocational Training Centre' for rehabilitating patients with Cerebral Palsy -Adarsh Charitable Trust at Kureekad, Vyttila

 

Adarsh Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization with a goal of Rehabilitating patients with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. The trust provides comprehensive habilitation measures and pioneering efforts for enriching the lives of challenged individuals. The Bank has extended financial support to set up ‘Vocational Training Centre' for rehabilitating patients with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

 

Sponsored an Ambulance for ‘Alpha Pain Clinic', Kochi

 

Sponsored an Ambulance for ‘Alpha Pain Clinic', Kochi

Alpha Charitable Trust is providing social welfare support to those in distress, without discrimination of race, religion, caste, creed or political affiliation. Bank supported financially for purchasing a small ambulance to carry patients in and out of the Alpha Pain Clinic, Kochi.
 

An ambulance to St Johns Health Services Pirappancode,Trivandrum

 

 
Sponsored an Ambulance for St. John's Health Service, Trivandrum for the use of patients suffering from HIV/AIDS.
 

World Environment Day' year marking at Federal Bank

 

 

World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of environment and enhances political attention & action. World Environment Day was celebrated at Federal Bank with various activities including distribution of saplings to the customers from selected Branches. Approximately 1300 saplings were distributed from 41 branches all around India.

 

LCD Projector for ‘Aswasalayam Aids Foundation', Aluva.

 

Foundation is running a campaign in all schools of Ernakulam to educate students about the diseases caused by using alcohol, drugs, tobaccos and other harmful products.
 

Dormitory and Four Toilets with bathrooms for Dilasa Bhavan', Dilasa Sangli Mission.

 

Sponsored the cost of constructing a dormitory and four toilets with bathrooms for 50 HIV Positive orphans of Dilasa Bhavan, functioning under Dilasa Sangli Mision, Miraj Sangli, Maharashtra.
 

Sponsored Fund raising program of Maithri Foundation Trust, Cochin.

 

 

Maithri foundation Trust, Cochin provide ‘Suicide Prevention Programmes' to the needy. They are constructing a Counseling Centre at Ernakulam. As a fund raising program they conducted Soorya Monsoon Festival at cochin for three days. Bank sponsored the three day festival.

 

Extended Support to Empowerment Centre for the Blind to Purchase Five Desktop Computers to set up Computer Laboratory

 
Empowerment Centre for the Blind (ECB) is a registered trust founded by Mr. Balaraman P. The trust aims at improving the overall life standards of the blind community in Kerala. Through access technology the Trust wish to bring out drastic chance in education, employment opportunities and status of the blind people in the society. Bank supported trust by funding Five Desktop Computers.

CSR Activities 2010-11

Corporate Social Responsibility Activities : 2010 - 2011

 

For Federal Bank, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been an inherited and inbuilt element of its fundamentals right from the day the bank was founded.Some of the major accomplishments and activities for the period 2010-11 are given below.
 

Call Centre Managed by Differently Abled

 

On 8th November 2011, Dr.C.Rangarajan, Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council inaugurated Call Centre at Thottakkattukara, Aluva. The Call Centre is managed by differently abled. The design and interior of call centre are developed in such a manner that it fulfills the needs of those working there.
 
 

Support to set Hemophilia Department at Mar Augustine Golden Jubilee Hospital, Mookkannoor

 

During the year 2011, Bank sponsored Hemophilia Department at MAGJ Hospital, Mookkannoor. The main aim is to assist in the investigation and diagnosis of Hemophilia among the poor.
 
 

Aluva Bypass Beautification - An environmental CSR Initiative

 

Aluva is the home town of Federal Bank. Bank has developed and is maintaining a highway garden between Thottakkatukara Junction and Bye pass Junction in NH47 at Aluva with permission from the National Highway Authority. The garden forms the divider between the incoming and outgoing lanes and it covers the approaches to the Marthandom Bridge from either side. The traffic lights at both ends and the high mast lamps at the bypass junction are also provided by the Bank.
 

Animation & Renewal Centre, Mumbai

 

Bank supported the building fund of "Animation and Renewal Centre" built under Santhome Charitable Trust of Kalyan. The centre is used for conducting residential programmes for the Trust's focus and target groups including SHGs, NGOs, CBOs and Children groups.
 

Ambulance Sponsored to St. John's Health Service

 

An Ambulance was sponsored to St. John's Health Service, Trivandrum in 2011. The objective of St. John's Health Service is to provide medical care to the deprived and the most vulnerable sections of the community of South Kerala.
 

Sponsored the project 'Sparkle'

 

Bank sponsored a project titled "Sparkle", a one month intensive finishing programme to 30 fresh teacher graduates with subsequent placement assistance in 2011. Teacher graduates from the economically weaker sections receive this training from S.B.Global Trust.
 

Support to Endosulfan Victims of Kasargod District, Kerala

 

Bank supported Collector's Corpus Fund for Endosulfan victims at Kasargod in 2011.
 

Other Initiatives

 

  • Implementation of financial inclusion products like No-frills SB account, General Credit Card, Micro- Credit etc.
  • Utilisation of SHG members for marketing and servicing of the Bank's products & services among rural masses using the Banking Facilitator Model.
  • Launching of ‘Samrudhi' Scheme through which the entire banking needs of the residents of selected villages (Grama Panchayats) are met by implementing various schemes of the Bank, so that these villages can be developed into model villages. These model villages are experimental samples for our innovations in Rural Banking and would help the Bank to demonstrate the effectiveness of its Rural Banking strategies and the Bank's social commitment by showcasing these villages.
  • Setting up a Training & Guidance Centre at Vythiri in Wynad District in collaboration with YMCA.
  • Bank has launched the "Federal Ashwas Trust" and opened three "Federal Ashwas Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling Centers" in Alleppey District in December 2009, in association with Gandhi Smaraka Grama Seva Kendram (GSGSK), Alapuzha, the only NGO from Kerala figuring among the CRISIL top 50 MFIs in India.
  • Bank has launched "Federal Prathyasha Loan Scheme" to provide credit to distressed poor / Small and Marginal farmers to prepay their debt to informal sector against collateral or group security
  

IT Enabled Financial Inclusion

 

  • Kisan Credit Card (KCC) accounts - This is a comprehensive scheme of the Bank to extend adequate and timely support to the farmers. This aims at financial inclusion of small and marginal farmers. It is ATM enabled with "Federal Haritha Card"
  • General Credit Card (GCC) - To provide hassle-free credit to customers from rural and semi-urban centers based on their cash flow without insistence on security, purpose or end-use of the credit. This is in the nature of overdraft with no end-use stipulations and is also ATM enabled.
 

Rubber Producer's Societies

 

With an aim to help the small rubber growers, the Bank has implemented a scheme for extending working capital finance to well run Rubber Producers' Societies promoted by the Rubber Board. The scheme is designed to achieve financial independence of RPS, resulting in overall development and economic growth of small rubber growers. More than 1000 societies representing nearly a lakh of Small Rubber Growers have benefited by the scheme so far.
 

On the Health Front

 

Modernisation of the Medical Ward of Ernakulam General Hospital in association with Rotary Club of Cochin Mid Town. General Hospital, Ernakulam is located between the Subhash Chandra Bose Park and the Head Post Office, Ernakulam. It is a multi specialty hospital with all the major and minor specialties attached to it and is the biggest General Hospital in Kerala. The hospital caters to the general public and close to 1500 patients visit the OP every day. Even though the bed strength is only 743, more patients are housed in the wards. Bank has donated towards the modernization of the medical ward.Dialysis machine for Kerala Kidney Research Foundation, Kottayam.The Kerala Kidney Foundation has established dialysis unit at the SH Medical Centre and St.Mary's Dialysis Unit at Karippal Hospital, Kottayam and PVS Hospital Kochi, providing subsidized and free dialysis. The dialysis machines were donated by many individualsDonating ambulance to Kadungalloor Grama Panchayath.The Kadungalloor Panchayath, which consists of 20 wards and spread over 17 sq. Km. area faces challenges such as growing urbanization, increasing population and industrial pollution. There are occurrences of many health hazards and people living close to the industrial areas need frequent hospitalization. The Public Health Centre at Binanipuram in the Panchayath has no ambulance at present. The people have to depend other Hospitals/organisations for an ambulance service, mostly from places as far away from Aluva. In emergency situations this causes great difficulty. The Panchayath has very limited resources to buy an ambulance.
 

For the orphans

 

Financial assistance to Santhwanam- project for orphans. Santhwanam is a project for the orphans. It is being implemented by Rotary Cochin Central. Kochi City had many orphanages without even the basic facilities, without access to proper sanitation and basic comforts like beds. These orphanages are forced to shift location every now and then from one rented building to another.   Rotary in a collective decision decided to take up a mega project to construct a 4000 sq. ft building with all facilities to accommodate at least 50 of these children. Adequate conveniences such as play area, toilet facilities, kitchen, dining area etc. would be incorporated. The project is named as Santhwanam.
 

SOS Children's Village

 

SOS Children's Villages of India is an NGO working with children. They provide long term family like care to children who lost their parents. Every child who comes to SOS Children's Village receives a ‘mother', brothers and sisters, a home and all opportunities to grow into happy and successful adults. SOS has been working in 132 countries with SOS-Kinderdorf International as the umbrella organisation that was established in 1964. At present there are 38 children's villages spread across the country.Bank is proud to have associated with SOS (2006) in constructing a ‘Learning Centre' at the Choondy Unit, 4 Kms from Aluva. It was constructed over an area of 1076 sq. ft.  The centre comprise of a library, music room and computer lab.
 

For the environment

 

Aluva is the home town of Federal Bank. Bank has developed and is maintaining a highway garden between Thottakkatukara Junction and Bye pass Junction in NH47 at Aluva with permission from the National Highway Authority. The garden forms the divider between the incoming and outgoing lanes and it covers the approaches to the Marthandom Bridge from either side. The traffic lights at both ends and the high mast lamps at the bypass junction are also provided by the Bank
 

Recognitions

 

  • Bank has been adjudged as the ‘Best Performing Bank for the year 2007-08 in Ernakulam District under the Kudumbashree programme of the Kerala State Poverty Eradication Mission'. Bank received the award for this from Shri. S. Sharma, Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries & Registration in a function held at Kolenchery on 16 May 2008 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Kudumbashree programme.
  • Bank has been acclaimed as the ‘Best Private Sector Bank for implementing the PMRY Scheme' in the state.
  • Bank has been adjudged as the Best Private Sector Bank for priority sector lending including Financial Inclusion category across the country by Dun & Bradstreet.