From March 21 to March 25, the SBI Local Head Office in New Delhi hosted an Inter Circle Cricket Tournament. The tournament featured teams from all sixteen SBI Circles across India.
On March 21, 2022, Sh. Shriram P. Iyer, General Manager NW-III, Delhi Circle, inaugurated the programme at Hotel Royal Plaza, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
The General Managers of NW-I Sh. A. S. Paul and NW-II Sh. Abhay Singh was also present. During the opening ceremony, Sh. Iyer enthusiastically addressed the crowd.
He kicked things off by emphasising the importance of fitness and health to everyone. He emphasised the importance of events and activities like these that allow Bank employees to participate in sports and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Sh. Paul and Sh. Abhay Singh also spoke to the teams, sharing their perspectives and encouraging the players with their motivational and encouraging words.
Moreover, the speech was followed by an oath-taking ceremony in which all of the Team Captains pledged to play fairly and follow the rules of the game.
Meanwhile, everyone wished the teams luck, and the atmosphere was tense with anticipation. The players were ecstatic about the crowd’s enthusiasm for the upcoming matches.
The tournament went on for five days, providing endless entertainment, excitement, and fun in the process.
In the Semi-Finals, the teams of Bengaluru vs. Hyderabad and Bhopal vs. Kerala faced off against each other.
The finals were won by Team Hyderabad after a tense final match between Hyderabad and Kerala.
On March 25, 2022, the Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Sports Complex in New Delhi hosted the closing ceremony of the 5-day high-octane event.
Sh. Om Prakash Mishra, Deputy Managing Director (HR) & Corporate Development Officer, Corporate Centre, Mumbai, was the Chief Guest at the event.
He congratulated the winning team from the Hyderabad Circle and praised the players from all of the teams for their outstanding performance. He praised all of the players for their dedication, team spirit, and sportsmanship in helping to make this event a huge success.
The Chief Guest presented the trophy to the winning team of the Hyderabad Circle with thunderous applause and cheers. The celebrations continued with the awarding of participation trophies/certificates to all individual players from all teams, as well as mementoes to all support staff. After a fantastic tournament, the grand event came to a close.
SBI undertaking various measures for the welfare of its staff
The SBI has taken a number of steps to improve the welfare of its employees. Organizing sports events and activities is one of the initiatives aimed at promoting a healthy and happy workforce. The Bank’s basic and implied concern in such endeavours is that a happy and content employee will be more productive, which will enrich the Bank.
SBI is committed to improving its policies, systems, and processes to ensure the safety of its employees in the event of unforeseen events. While the risk of major health and safety incidents in the BFSI sector is low, SBI is committed to reducing this risk to ensure that no work-related injuries or fatalities occur.
Ergonomic stress, lifestyle diseases, and mental stress, as well as work-related hazards such as fire, electrical shock, and other building safety-related issues, have been identified by the Bank as significant occupational health and safety risks to its employees. To ensure that all employees are aware of critical health and safety issues, the Bank conducts awareness programmes on issues that they may face at work and at home, as well as methods for dealing with them effectively.
The Bank’s agenda prioritises human development. It provides a wide range of learning interventions not only at each stage of the employee lifecycle but also speciality programmes tailored to the nature and role of the employee’s job.
Such targeted learning interventions aimed at improving technical and managerial competencies have aided managers in their current roles as well as their development as future leaders and visionaries of your Bank. Additionally, SBI Bank is developing individual development plans for each of its potential leaders in order to empower and enable them on their path to success.