CANARA BANK has been in the forefront in the service of common man ever since its inception in 1906. The illustrious founder Sri A Subbarao Pai has shown the way how the Banks could play an important role in solving the social problems. Ever since the birth of this Bank, a noble tradition has been built up and has set many examples for others which has earned a high place for Canara Bank.
Birth of Social Action Section - In order to monitor and oversee the implementation of social welfare activities through all branches Social Action Section was formed in August 1971. It was renamed as Social Banking Cell in July 2001. The Bank is conducting the following activities at Head Office as well as in 29 Circles of the Bank covering all the branches/Offices.
ACTIVITIES OF SOCIAL BANKING CELL
Ten Rupees a Month, popularly known as TRAM Campaign, is intended to actively involve all staff members in the welfare activities. Under this programme students, patients suffering from major diseases, disabled from weaker sections of society are assisted. Every year about Rs. 6.00 lakh is contributed from the employees for helping the needy people.
With the active cooperation of the staff, every year around 5000 units of blood is donated by staff members and able to save many precious lives.
Canara Bank through its branches is conducting various types of health camps both in rural and semi urban areas which lack medical facilities.
Welfare Activities for Students
Every year more than One Million Rupees is spent for Primary Education by providing Notebooks, School Bags, Uniforms, Educational Aids, etc. Poor meritorious students of Government Schools are honoured every year. Many orphan students are helped financially to continue their education. Many orphan and slum students are sponsored for free computer training to help them to earn their livelihood.
Self Employment and Career Guidance
For students and unemployed youth these programmes are conducted to guide them to choose their career path.
Assisting the Victims of Natural Calamities.
Initiating relief measures to the victims of drought, flood, earth quake cyclones by providing clothes, food, utensils etc through voluntary contributions in cash and kind from our employees and also arranging contributions from the Bank.
Assisting the NGOs
CANARA BANK is always assisting the NGOs working for the welfare of disabled, orphans, senior citizens, destitutes and conducting programmes in coordination with them.