Fourth Anniversary (2019 – 20)

The fifth Foundation Day of Bandhan Bank was a memorable celebration of the Bank’s growth story and achievements, through the years. The Bank was privileged to have Mr. U.K. Sinha, former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as the chief guest of the event.  


Mr. U.K. Sinha delivered the anniversary lecture on “Who is afraid of capital markets?”. In the lecture, he spoke about the importance of striking the right balance between a bank-based economy and market-based economy. In his speech, Mr. Sinha stated, it is imperative to understand that trust and confidence in the market is key for any healthy economy. It was an insightful speech on opportunities presented by the capital markets.   

The evening saw an engaging chat between Mr. U. K. Sinha and Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, moderated by Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay, renowned business columnist and author. The conversation ranged from Mr. Ghosh’s exhilarating experience as a banker of four years to Mr. Sinha’s insightful views on the banking industry, at large.  

With an effort to recognise diligence and hard work, branches were awarded for their performance in the past year. The award for the Best Performing DSC (now known as Banking Unit) was won by Baginadi from Tezpur, Assam, while the award for the Best Bank Branch was won by Kasba in Kolkata.  

Ms. Mohua Roy, a beneficiary of the Bandhan Education Programme, was also felicitated for her unwavering determination and hard work. Mohua is a young girl who has paved her way for achieving her dreams and aspirations. She was a student at Bandhan's non-formal school in her formative years. The foundation and preliminary education imparted by Bandhan's school motivated her to hone her skills and perform well at her current school.   

Further, Mr. U. K. Sinha, Dr. Anup Kumar Sinha, Non-Executive Chairman, Bandhan Bank, and Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh launched the high-end ‘Elite Savings Account’. This account comes with ‘elite’ privileges and hassle-free banking experience. Further, Bandhan Bank’s first ever range of credit cards was launched at the fourth Foundation Day, as well. Ms. Zarine Daruwala, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, and Mr. Ghosh unveiled the credit cards at the event.  The night concluded with a musical concert by celebrated singer Shaan.