Seylan Bank’s children’s savings account Tikiri, with its pioneering, innovative, interactive rewards scheme has made a dream come true for yet another of its young shining stars – a scholarship winner from Embilipitiya.
Tikiri account holder, Venuja Nismith, a 10-year-old student formally from Embilipitya Primary School and now a student at Royal College Colombo, has not yet recovered from the wonder and excitement of his holiday in Bangkok with his family.
For a 10-year-old boy who has hit the top grade in his country, it was indeed a rich and exciting reward to have the opportunity to see a different part of the world for the first time in his young life. Venuja is lucky because his family, father, mother and his brother were also able to accompany him, making his first trip out of the country even more memorable.
Venuja’s thrill and excitement at experiencing this city so full of activity that it never sleeps was brimming over even on his return home.
“We had a whole day to enjoy the fun and games at Dream World. Seylan Bank had arranged everything. We were picked up from our Hotel Bangkok Palace in the morning and taken to Dream World, which was an unforgettable experience for me and my family.”
“We went to Dream World on our third day in Bangkok. On our second day, we were taken sightseeing around the city of Bangkok and also on a temple tour. The temples were beautiful and we took so many pictures.
The day we arrived, we went shopping in a huge mall. I’ve never seen a huge mall like that before. I bought toys and lots of clothes and shoes for myself. My family also enjoyed the opportunity to shop in Bangkok for clothes and accessories.”
The three days seemed like a dream from which I woke up he said, clearly enthralled with his experience of his first trip abroad.
Venuja expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude for his memorable reward saying, “Most scholarships are only offered to university students but Seylan Bank is such a wonderful organisation, they think of younger students who are committed to achieving greatness.
I am so thankful to Seylan Bank – and it feels so good to be recognized in this manner and this has encouraged me to continue working hard and strive for further excellence.
The package included return air tickets, accommodation at a star class hotel in Bangkok, return airport transfers, a Dream World full-day tour, which included the fabulous snow city as well and also a city and temple tour.
Seylan Bank Deputy General Manager Marketing Tilan Wijeyesekera said, “The Seylan Tikiri savings account is the most value-added and fun minor savings schemes in the country and the bank is happy that one of our account holders was able to reach this kind of excellence through his hard work.
Although Venuja’s achievement was not covered under the standard scheme of rewards for the particular Seylan Tikiri account, we stretched our parameters to accommodate this remarkable performance of one of our young account holders with a well-earned reward of a dream holiday in Bangkok. It is a further endorsement and a commitment to our efforts to inculcate the savings habit among the younger generation.
Today, 23 years down the line, after the launch of Tikiri, with 100s of 1000s of junior savers across the country, Seylan Tikiri is proud to give the lead and usher in a generation of savings-oriented adults for a more prosperous tomorrow for our nation.”
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