Urmila Singh, Governor who is also the President of H P State Red Cross Society received the Key of the Ambulance donated to the State Red Cross by the State Bank of Patiala Shimla (East Branch) at Rajbhawan here today. Sh S. Vijay Kumar, Chief General Manager, State Headquarter Patiala handed over the Ambulance Key to the Governor.Smt Singh said that it was a noble gesture which would facilitate the patients in emergencies and added that the State Red Cross needed it in order to reach out to maximum needy persons. She said that being a tourist destination, many accidents also occur during bad weather conditions or otherwise and the ambulance would be of great help to rescue the injured persons. She said that it would go a long way in strengthening Red Cross Activities in the State.
Governor lauded the initiative of the Bank to come forward for a social cause. She hoped that more institutions would be inspired by this generous act in future and would donate liberally to the State Red Cross which was selflessly serving the poor and under-privileged sections of the society.Sh S. Vijay Kumar apprised the Governor that the donation was made with an objective to expand the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities of the Bank.Smt Anita Tegta, Secretary to Governor, Sh Gurnam Singh General Manager State Bank of Patiala at Chandigarh, Sh Praveen Arora Chief Manager State Bank of Patiala, Shimla East, Sh P S Rana, Secretary State Red Cross were present among others on the occasion.