Mangaluru: Bank of Baroda, one of India’s leading public sector banks, flagged off the 2nd edition of Green Ride – Ek Pehal Swachh Hawa Ki Aur, an initiative with environment advocate and fitness enthusiast, Milind Soman. Under this initiative, Milind embarked on an 8-day sustainable journey on a bicycle and an electric scooter, promoting eco-friendly transportation, a green lifestyle as well as the importance of health & fitness. Starting the eco-friendly journey from Mumbai, Milind rode into Mangaluru today, the last leg of the Green Ride.
The 1400 km Green Ride was flagged off from Mumbai on Dec 19 and concluded at Mangaluru on Dec 26 2022. In Mangaluru, Milind visited the Bank of Baroda office and interacted with the Bank’s employees, customers, and his fans. Milind emphasised the importance of clean air and encouraged everyone to adopt sustainable & energy-efficient modes of transportation and make fitness a priority in one’s everyday life. He also planted saplings with the Bank’s executives.
On the Green Ride 2.0 initiative, Smt. Ghayathri R, General Manager & Zonal Head – Mangaluru Zone, Bank of Baroda said, “It is our responsibility as citizens of the nation to play our part in whatever way we can to safeguard the environment. Every small step taken in this direction towards a more sustainable lifestyle will make a significant impact and help in contributing towards a greener environment. Bank of Baroda is proud to associate with the Green Ride to create awareness and rally all Indians together to take concerted action now.” Sri Gopala Krishna R, Deputy Zonal Head, Sri Vinay Gupta Deputy General Manager, Dr Murali Mohan and Sri Narendra Naik, Jyothi Cycles were present on the occasion. “Band Decibells” performed during the event.
Bank of Baroda Mangalore Zone has adopted the practice of presenting a sapling during the House warming ceremony to its home loan customers as a part of the Green Initiative. We are also proud to host the concluding ceremony of GreenRide 2.0 of Milind Soman at our Zonal Office in Mangalore.
Milind Soman said, “I remember Mangaluru as a pleasant and pollution-free city from my younger days. But over the years, the level of pollution has increased. My message to the citizens of Mangaluru is simple – all the progress and advancement that we have achieved as a society is futile if we do not have pure air to breathe. If we make a slight change in our day-to-day lives – walk/ cycle short distances instead of driving, switch to electric vehicles – we will collectively be able to make a significant difference to our environment and enjoy the Mangaluru of old.”
About Bank of Baroda:
Founded on 20th July 1908 by Sir Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Bank of Baroda is one of the leading commercial banks in India. At 63.97% stake, it is majorly owned by the Government of India. The Bank serves its global customer base of over 150 million through over 46,000 touchpoints spread across 17 countries on five continents. Through Its state-of-the-art digital banking platforms, it provides all banking products and services in a seamless and hassle-free manner. The recently launched bob World mobile app provides customers with saving, investing, borrowing, and shopping experiences, all under one single app. The app also serves non-customers by enabling account opening through video KYC. The Bank’s vision matches its diverse clientele base and instils a sense of trust and security. It is moving well in that direction and bob World is a testimony of its roadmap towards Digital Transformation.
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