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The Founders Day of The MCC Bank Ltd, one of the premiere Urban Co-op Banks of coastal Karnataka was celebrated at the Administrative Office Campus of the Bank on 7th May, 2023 to coincide with the completion of 111 years of its dedicated service to the society.
Rev. Fr Bonaventure Nazareth, celebrated the Holy Mass on this occasion. He explained the significance of the day, i.e., 111th Founders Day. He recalled the noble work of starting the great Institution for the benefit of Society by the Visionary founder PFX Saldanha. He appreciated the good work done by the Bank to the Society for the last 111 years. He called upon the Management and the staff to be the visionaries and work with sincerity for the development of the Bank. He thanked the Almighty God for His grace on the MCC Bank during the last 111 years.
After the Mass, stage program was arranged. Mr Anil Lobo chairman of the Bank was presided over the program. Mr Vincent Cutinha, Managing Director of Provit Food Products, Mangalore, the General Manager Sunil Menezes and the Directors were on the dais.
Mr Anil Lobo, in his introductory address, welcomed the dignitaries, guests, invitees and the staff. He said that the present Board which took over the reins of the Bank in 2018 had plans of honouring PFX Saldanha, the visionary founder of this great institution and started celebrating the Founder’s Day since 2022, so that the great deeds of the visionary founder should always remain in the minds of the Directors, members and staff. The Bank has conducted several programs during the last year, namely, customer meet, women’s day, post centenary decennial celebration, NRI meet, etc., which has helped in creating a goodwill among the customers and shareholders of the bank. He said that the Bank has remained as a strong Financial Institution responsive to the needs of the Society and earning the trust of the customers, shareholders of the Bank which is evident in its performance for the last 5 years.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Vincent Cutinha remembered the Visionary leader PFX Saldanha who started the institution for the benefit of the community. He appreciated the progress made by the Bank over the years and expressed his joy that the Bank is extending its area of operation from two districts to 7 districts. He has shared his experience with the audience. He asked the Management and staff members to work together for the development of the Bank and wished good luck in its future endeavours.
Program was inaugurated by cutting the Founders cake by the guests on the dais. Floral tribute was paid to the founder’s portrait. Those who are celebrating their birthdays in May were felicitated by cutting the Birthday cake.
Directors, Mr David Dsouza. Mr Herold Monteiro, Mr Roshan Dsouza, Mr Elroy Crasto, Dr Freeda Dsouza, Mr Sushanth Saldanha, Mr Alwyn P. Montiero, Mrs Sharmila Menezes, Mr Felix DCruz, Dr Gerald Pinto, were present during the occasion.
General Manager, Mr Sunil Menezes proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs Shainy D’Souza, Junior Assistant of Ullal Branch compered the program. The programme ended with dinner.