Reiterating its commitment to the country’s future and establishing a solid foundation for the future leaders of the nation, Sampath Bank is introducing ‘Sampath Ithurum Siththam’ to celebrate the World Children’s Day on October 1, 2015. This special competition commenced on September 4, 2015 and will be conducted over a period of four weeks concluding on September 30, 2015.
With ‘Sampath Ithurum Siththam’, Sampath Bank is creating a platform of recognition for minor account holders, appreciating them for the smart ways in which they can help reduce waste or make a saving of any kind of resource. Children participating in the competition are required to either draw a picture or take a photograph of their innovative saving/waste reduction idea. Whether it is water, electricity, recyclable items or even old clothes and toys, this unique competition gives children the opportunity to develop innovative and creative ideas that would result in saving resources in a beneficial manner without putting them to waste. The competition is open to all Sampath Bank children’s savings account holders and those who are not Sampath account holders simply have to open a Sampath Pubudu or Sapiri savings account at the nearest Sampath Bank branch.
The drawings and photographs are to be submitted to the nearest Sampath Bank branch or posted to ‘Sampath Ithurum Siththam’, Sampath Bank PLC, Marketing Department, No. 110, Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 2. Giving children the opportunity to explore their imagination and extend their creativity to boundless horizons, participants will be solely evaluated on their innovative and creative ideas demonstrated in their drawings or photographs and 100 selected winners will be rewarded with Rs.5,000 cash prizes each and a certificate from Sampath Bank recognizing the efforts and dedication of the winners motivated to save resources.
Remarking on this initiative, Sampath Bank Deputy General Manager Marketing and Business Development Tharaka Ranwala said, “We, at Sampath Bank, understand the importance that children of today would make on the future of the nation. Therefore, we believe in cultivating the habits of saving amongst the young as it will be an important stepping stone to the success in their lives as well as the all-round progression of the country.
As such, this competition is a novel initiative that will teach children the values of saving for a better future and also encourage them to efficiently plan out their life goals and objectives for a brighter future. The team at Sampath Bank deeply engraves the values of the country, our citizens and the environment in every activity and service we carry out. This differentiated effort and commitment is therefore an integral driving force behind the success of Sampath Bank and we are committed to carrying on our unwavering dedication for many years to come.”
In addition to the ‘Sampath Ithurum Siththam’ competition, Sampath Bank aims to further commemorate the World Children’s Day with the introduction of other engaging activities. These initiatives are a powerful display of Sampath Bank’s tremendous commitment in being a strong pedestal to contributing to life-changing experiences to the youth of Sri Lanka while opening windows of opportunities to achieving milestones for a bright and successful future.