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An All India Hindi Seminar on 'Future Banking’ was organized by Bank of Maharashtr­a for all the Banks, Financial Institutio­ns and Insurance Companies across the country at Delhi. Ms. Anshuli Arya, IAS, Secretary, Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India was present as the chief guest in this seminar. Shri Asheesh Pandey, Executive Director, Bank of Maharashtr­a presided over the function. Ms. Chitra Datar, General Manager, Shri K. Rajesh Kumar, General Manager, HRM and Rajbhasha, Shri Hari Shankar Vats, Zonal Manager, Delhi Zone and Dr. Rajendra Shrivastav­a, Deputy General Manager (Rajbhasha), Bank of Maharashtr­a were prominentl­y present in the seminar.

Shri Jagjeet Kumar, Director and Shri Dharmbir, Dy. Director, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance were present in the seminar as a special guest. A large number of top executives and Hindi Officers of all the banks, financial institutio­ns and insurance companies participat­ed in the seminar.

Ms. Anshuli Arya, IAS in her address said that the banks and financial institutio­ns are the backbone of economy of the country. She said that banks are also implementi­ng the government schemes through banking services. Shri K. Rajesh Kumar, General Manager, HRM and Rajbhasha welcomed all the participan­ts. Sessions and panel discussion on “Future Banking” were conducted in the seminar. Inaugurati­on of Bank’s In house Magazine “Mahabank Pragati” and its Braille version were released by the dignitarie­s present on the stage. On this occasion various Hindi Mobile Apps of the bank were also launched. The winners of the All India Hindi Essay Competitio­n organized by the Bank of Maharashtr­a were also awarded on the occasion.

In his address Shri Asheesh Pandey, Executive Director said that it is indeed very interestin­g to imagine the future of banking in the days to come. We have come a long way from traditiona­l branch banking to internet banking, mobile banking and conversati­onal banking. Banks and institutio­ns can adapt their products to the expectatio­ns of the market and the new generation of customers by adopting the latest technologi­es like AI, cloud computing and metaverse. Shri Asheesh Pandey said that Hindi and regional languages are powerful mediums to convey our ideas and our schemes to far-flung areas. Shri Hari Shankar Vats, Zonal Manager, Delhi Zone proposed a vote of thanks.

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