UCO Bank Coimbatore Zone celebrates 77th Foundation Day

UCO Bank-Coimbatore Zone Zonal Office celebrated the bank’s 77th Foundation Day at Government Arts & Science College today (6.1.2020) Sujith Kumar, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Coimbatore (Rural), was the Chief Guest at the celebrations. Dr.K.Chitra, Principal of the college was the Guest of Honor.

Nagarathna, Zonal Head and Deputy General Manager of the bank said that UCO Bank’s 3,086 banks in India are celebrating Foundation Day, and in Coimbatore region, UCO Bank has 60 branches of which 42 branches have ATMs installed in them. Seven new ATMs will be installed and ATMs will be erected in the remaining branches before the end of this accounting year.

Talking about UCO Bank’s association with Government Arts College, she said that for the past 12 years there is a full-fledged branch of UCO Bank in the college premises and the students have their primary customers. She said even after completing their courses at Govt Arts College, the bank will help them avail educational loans.

The Chief Guest congratulated UCO Bank for their 70+ years of service in banking sector. While addressing the gathering said ATM and online frauds have increased in the recent times and he wanted everyone to never give away the OTP number and PIN number of their bank accounts to any caller who poses as if he/she is from their bank. He instructed them to install a good anti-virus and keep their computer’s OS updated to keep themselves safe from online thieves.

Dr.K.Chitra, Principal, Govt.Arts College congratulated UCO Bank and wished for the mutual growth of the college and the bank. A special Lucky Draw was held for the students of the college by UCO Bank. Three students M.Naveen Prasad, S.Gomathi and Jose Kingsley won prizes. In connection with the bank’s foundation day, saplings were planted near Geography Department Block of the college.

Talking exclusively to the student community, Sujith Kumar, IPS said that as online crimes against women are increasing more and more every day, he wanted girl-students to be very cautious while sharing their pictures in social media. He said that every week, a girl from the city files a complaint with the police that a person who was a friend once is threatening to expose an intimate picture of hers which was shared in the past.

The crimes in the cyber-space have become worse and he mentioned that the city police have arrested 2 people who have been arrested in connection with sharing child pornography in Coimbatore. He wished all to be safe with the internet.