India’s second-largest public sector bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB) commenced the Phase-3 of its
nationwide CSR campaign to create awareness about COVID-19 and provide prevention materials.
The campaign titled “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” will honour ex-servicemen and farmers through its rural
and semi-urban branches in 662 districts, across India.
In the third phase, PNB senior officials across the country distributed face masks and sanitizer kits
through its rural and semi-urban branches. As a part of its CSR initiative, PNB believes that such
actions can motivate other establishments to come forward to contribute for the betterment of our
society in many ways.
In July 2020, PNB launched its first nationwide CSR campaign with the resolve to fight the spread of
COVID-19, accompanying Government of India’s extensive efforts to contain challenges and risks
posed by the growing pandemic. This campaign was inaugurated by Honourable Union Minister for
Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan at Nirman
Bhawan in New Delhi.
In the 1st phase, PNB distributed face masks and sanitizers in more than 650 districts. In phase 2,
CSR of Punjab National Bank felicitated govt. school students who did well in their academics and
distributed COVID-19 precautionary kits among LGBT communities, schools and other govt.
Institutes in the entire country through its branches.
After completing Phase 1 and 2 of the countrywide CSR campaign to fight COVID-19, PNB honoured
retired soldiers and farmers across India for their unflinching commitment and services to the
country with utmost generosity and gallantly.
Recently, PNB partnered with Rotary to set up an exclusive Plasma Bank, ‘PNB Rotary Plasma Bank’
in Hyderabad, for guaranteed and free Plasma to PNB Parivar and for the general public. More than
150 COVID-19 warriors from PNB Parivar have undergone free Anti-Body testing and those found
suitable donated plasma.
As part of its CSR initiative, PNB also honoured the families of the martyrs of Galwan valley on the
eve of Independence Day and subsequently encouraged the hard work of brilliant student fraternity
in the country. Over 10,000 teachers were also honoured on Teachers Day all over the country for
their indispensable contribution in educating and enlightening the youth of the country.
By: Murtuza Merchant