The 15th Annual General Meeting of the Bank was held on 20th of July 2017 at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium. Bengaluru. The Meeting was presided over by Bank’s  Chairman, Padmashri T N Manoharan in the presence of Bank’s  MD&CEO, Sri Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director Smt P V Bharathi, and Shareholder Directors. More than 500 Shareholders attended the Meeting.

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Canara Bank bags Award of Excellence from the Ministry of Rural Development

Canara Bank was awarded Certificate of Excellence at the National RSETI Diwas held on 7the June 2017 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi for the exemplary leadership in promoting RSETIs ( Rural Self Employment Training Institute’s) for the year 2014-15 & 2015-16. Also, Canara Bank co-sponsored RUDSETI has also been awarded Certificate of Excellence in their respective category for both 2014-15 and 2015-16. In addition, the following awards have been bagged by Canara Bank RSETIs and Canara Bank sponsored Training Institutes in their respective categories:


  • Canara Bank RSETI, Davanagere has been adjudged the best RSETI for 2015-16.
  • Canara Bank Co-sponsored CB Deshpande RSETI, Haliyal has been adjudged the best RSETI for 2014-15.
  • RUDSET Vijayapura and RUDSET Ananthapur have bagged the best Training institutes for 2014-15 & 2015-16 respectively.


The glittering function was graced by Hon’ble Ministers Sri Narendra Singh Tomar, Sri Ram Kripal Yadav, Sri Santosh Kumar Gangwar. Dr. D.Veerendra Heggade was the Guest of Honour. Top executives of various other Banks were also present.

Shri Rakesh Sharma, MD & CEO, Canara Bank & Shri Ravindra Bhandary, General Manager, Canara Bank, HO received the Awards from Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance & Shri Ram Kripal Yadav Hon’ble Minister of State for Rural Development.

Kannada version of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-“EMPOWER” application launched

Canara Bank  has taken an unique initiative of releasing Kannada version of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-“EMPOWER” on 08/05/2017 at Bengaluru to encourage digital transaction among the rural and semi urban population who are not proficient in English and mobile apps.

Canara Bank Kannada UPI EMPOWER app was officially launched by Sri G S Siddaramaiah, President of Kannada Abhiruddhi Pradhikara in the august presence of Sri Rakesh Sharma, Managing Director  & CEO and Executive Directors Sri Harideesh Kumar and  Smt P V Bharathi. 

Bank also unveiled the Kannada posters and leaflets on UPI which will be distributed across Karnataka in all rural and semi urban branches as well as ATMs.

Canara Bank is one of the pioneer banks in launching UPI in the country, as part of the digital initiatives taken by Government of India and NPCI.

Since inception in August 2016, 3 lakh customers have downloaded and actively transacting through this platform.

While mobile banking is restricted only to one Bank, using UPI, one can transact all the bank accounts by means of a single app, by linking multiple bank accounts in the app through virtual payment address.

Sri M G Ajayan, GM (IT) & CIO and Sri D Kallurao, GM - DBS Wing during their speech highlighted that the Bank is continuously venturing into various tech and digital initiatives to enrich the experience and delight to their customers.

Meet & Greet event with Sunrisers Hyderabad Team in Chandigarh

Canara Bank hosted a Meet & Greet event at Hotel J W Marriot, Chandigarh with the IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team.

Presence of the SRH Players David Warner, Yuvraj Singh, Muthaia Murlidharan & Naman Ojha added glitter to the function.

Canara Bank  ED Sri Dina Bandhu Mohapatra graced the ocassion along with  Shri B M Trehan, GM, Shri S S Mishra, DGM, Shri Venkatesh Prasad , DGM and

Shri Jagjit Singh, DGM. Other Executives from Circle, RO , PCB & MCB were also present in the occasion.

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Meet & Greet Event with Sunrisers Hyderabad Team

Canara Bank hosted a Meet & Greet Event at Hotel Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team.

Presence of the SRH Players such as Ashish Nehra, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ben Cutting, Chris Jordan, and Kane Williamson added glitter to the function.

Bank’s MD & CEO Shri Rakesh Sharma graced the occasion along with Shri B.K. Venkatesh Prasad, one of the important constituent of the then Indian cricket team now serving as Deputy General Manager, Canara Bank.

Shri Ajit Kumar Das, GM, Canara Bank & Shri D. Suresh Pai, GM, were present along with other Executives from the Bank

The arrival of the players was heralded by The Sunrisers Theme Song and they were escorted to the front row.

Giving the players’ brief profile for the benefit of the gathering, MD & CEO Shri Rakesh Sharma felicitated each player with a bouquet.

Shri Kane Williamson spoke briefly about IPL 2017. Thereafter, the session was thrown open for the audience to interact with the player. This was followed by a quiz session which evoked a very good response from the gathering.

At this point, Shri David Warner made a grand entry springing a pleasant surprise and elation amongst the gathering.

The participants in the Quiz program were given gifts at the hands by the players. SRH players also posed for photographs with members of the audience.

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Launching of Primary MPLS Bandwidth upgradation of Branches

Our Bank has embarked upon an ambitious project of upgrading the Bandwidth of all its Branches to 2 Mbps in partnership with M/s BSNL. The project has been officially inaugurated jointly by Sri. Dina Bandhu Mohapatra, Executive Director, Canara Bank in the presence of Smt. P.V. Bharathi, Executive Director, Canara Bank and other top executives of the Bank and BSNL.

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Canara Bank Felicitates Women Achievers

Canara Bank Felicitates Women Achievers

On the occasion of International Women’s Day celebrations at the Corporate Office, Bengaluru on 17th March 2017 , Canara Bank felicitated 4  distinguished personalities as Women Achievers - Smt G  Rashmi, K.A.S, Joint Director ( Administration ) , Directorate of Technical Education, GoK,   Smt Roopa Iyer,   producer, Director , Actor,  the all- in- one Icon of Kannada Film Industry & a  Philanthropist , Dr Arathi V B, Founder, Vibhu Academy, Bengaluru & a Sanskrit Scholar , Smt Shantha Rangaswamy, an Ex- Banker & former Captain of Indian Cricket Women’s Team,  who has recently received Life Time Achievement Award from BCCI .

Speaking on the occasion MD & CEO of Canara Bank Sri Rakesh Sharma congratulated the Women Folk for their excellent achievement in different fields and assured further support from the Bank in their progress to bring a change in the economy. Executive Directors of the Bank - Sri Harideesh Kumar B  & Smt P V Bharathi  highlighted about the Canara Bank  sponsored exclusive Self Employment Training Institute for Women  & other women Empowerment initiatives of the Bank.

Canara Bank Best Woman Entrepreneur Awards were presented to 6 successful Women Entrepreneurs supported by Canara Bank on the occasion. Also Canara Vidyajyothi Scholarships were given to SC/ST girl students during the event. 

While welcoming the august forum Sri Ravindra Bhanadary, General Manager heading the  Priority Credit & Financial Inclusion Wing of the Bank at Head Office, highlighted that the Bank is celebrating success of women by organizing the event at various administrative units across the country.

Cultural programs were also organized during the event.  Bank Personnel, Women Clients of the Bank, Entrepreneurs   from Bengaluru were present on the occasion.


Canara Bank, has been adjudged Winner of ASSOCHAM Social Banking Excellence Awards 2016 under 3 Categories :-

1) Agriculture Banking,

2) Priority Sector Lending Other than Agriculture Banking &

3) Government Schemes.

Smt. P V Bharathi, Executive Director, Canara Bank, accompanied by Sri Ravindra Bhandary, General Manager,Canara Bank received the Awards from Sri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance, Government of India, in a glittering function held at Mumbai on 03rd March 2017.

Awards Galore at 11th Global Communication Conclave held by PRCI

Canara Bank has won maximum number of awards in Collateral Awards Category during 11th Global Communication Conclave held at Bangalore on 04.03.2017 in glittering function by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI), Bangalore.

Sri Lalit Vaid, General Manager, Canara Bank, Head office and Dr S T Ramachandra, Deputy General Manager, Canara Bank, Head office, Bangalore received the award from H. Anjaneya, Minister for Social Welfare & Backward Class, Govt. of Karnataka.

Bank has been bestowed awards under following categories:-


- Radio Jingle


- Corporate Film

- Brochure(CSR)


- In house magazine(Regional Language)

- Corporate Advertisement- Print

- Table Calendar- 2017

- Big Diary 2017



Sri Dinabandhu Mohapatra, Executive Director, unfurled the National Flag on the occasion of 68th Republic Day Celebrations at Canara Bank, in the presence of Executive Director Smt. P V Bharathi , and other staff.

On the occasion, Eminent personalities in the field of Literature, Art & Culture, Social work and Sports were felicitated. Scholarships were also distributed to the meritorious SC/ST Girl students from Government School, Kamblipura village in Bengaluru Rural District under bank’s “ Canara Vidya Jyothi Scholarship Scheme”

Visit of Smt Alka Upadhyaya, IAS, Joint Secretary, MoRD, Govt of India to Canara Bank, Head Office

Smt Alka Upadhyaya, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India visited Canara Bank, Head Office on 01.02.2017 and held discussions with our MD&CEO, Sri Rakesh Sharma regarding Skill development initiatives.


On this occasion, the MOU entered into between MoRD and National Academy of RUDSETI, Co-sponsored by Canara Bank for Capacity Building of the community Institutions (SHGs & its Federations under National Rural Livelihood Mission) through Financial Literacy initiatives was exchanged by the Joint Secretary and our MD&CEO. Executive Directors Shri Harideesh Kumar B & Shri Dinabandhu Mohapatra, Shri Ravindra Bhandary, General Manager, PC&FI Wing and Shri R R Singh, Director General, National Academy of RUDSETI were also present on the occasion.


Canara Bank is adjudged the winner of GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARD 2016 forCorporate Social Responsibility.


Shri. Dinabandhu Mohapatra, Executive Director, Canara Bank received the award from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder, The Art of Living, in a glittering function held at Bengaluru on 20th January 2017.


Canara Bank bagged Star Performer Award under Bank Category in the 31st Depository Participant Conference held at Chennai.

Shri. B Mahesh Kumar Singh, General Manager received the award from National Securities Depository Limited in a glittering function held at Chennai on 24th December 2016.


Canara Bank has entered into Corporate Agency Agreement with M/s Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. for General Insurance products .The partnership was launched in a glittering function on 26.11.2016 at Bangalore. The signed agreement was exchanged by our MD&CEO Shri Rakesh Sharma with Shri Tapan Singhel, the MD&CEO of Bajaj Allianz, in the presence of our Executive Directors Smt P V Bharthi and Shri Dinabandhu Mohapatra & Shri Sanjiv Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Allianz.


Shri T A Ramalingam (Sr. President - Channels - Bajaj Allianz), Shri Tapan Singhel (MD&CEO, Bajaj Allianz), Shri Sanjiv Bajaj (Chairman, Bajaj Allianz), Shri Rakesh Sharma (MD&CEO - Canara Bank), Smt P V Bharthi (Executive Director - Canara Bank) & Shri B Mahesh Kumar Singh ( General Manager, M&RR Wing - Canara Bank) were also present in the occasion.

Canara Prepaid card launched

Canara Prepaid Cards was launched on 9th December,2016 by Sri Rakesh Sharma, MD&CEO, Sri Dina Bhandu Mohapatra and Smt. P.V. Bharathi, Executive Directors. Sri V.K. Shukla, Chief General Manager, Sri D. Kallurao, Sri M.G. Ajayan, Sri B. Mahesh Kumar Singh, General Managers, Sri A. Narayanan, Deputy General Manager were also present in the occasion.