* Abhijit Majumder, CGM, Bangalore Circle, SBI flagged-off the event
* M.R. Poovamma, Arjuna Awardee Indian Athlete & two times Asian Games Gold Medalist was present
* Nearly 3500 runners participated in this marathon in Bangalore
* Bibs of 5 kms runners consist of seeds for tree plantation post Marathon
* Organic T-shirts were given to all participants to promote clean and green city
To celebrate the passion for environmental sustainability and better living for our future generations, country’s largest bank, State Bank of India is back with its 3rd edition of SBI Green Marathon. Abhijit Majumder, CGM, Bangalore Circle, SBI flagged-off the runs that witnessed over 3500 enthusiastic runners.
M.R. Poovamma, Arjuna Awardee Indian Athlete & Asian Games Gold Medalist (2014 and 2018) graced the event. The Sunday morning in the Toll Plaza, Nice road observed participants from across the city running 5, 10, 21 Kms marathon, pledging for a greener future.
Senior officials of the bank also participated in the run along with other participants. All the runners were given organic t-shirts to promote clean and green city. The bibs of 5kms runners consist of seeds which will be planted post marathon.
The 3rd edition of the 15 cities SBI Green Marathon will travel to New Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Patna and Jaipur with the inaugural run recently concluded in Lucknow followed by Guwahati and Trivandrum. SBI General Insurance is the health partner for SBI Green Marathon whereas SBI Life and SBI Mutual Funds are also significantly contributing to this zero waste event.
State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest commercial bank in terms of assets, deposits, branches, customers and employees. It is also the largest mortgage lender in the country. As on September 30, 2019, the bank has a deposit base of over Rs. 30 lakh crore with CASA ratio of little more than 45% and advances of more than Rs. 19 lakh crore. SBI commands 35% market share each in home loans and auto loans. The Bank has the largest network of nearly 22,000 branches in India with an ATM / CDM network of over 58,500. The number of customers using internet banking facility are 66 million and mobile banking services stand more than 15 million. Downloads for YONO - an integrated digital and lifestyle platform by SBI - are over 28 million, with more than 16 million logins per day. On social media platforms, SBI has the highest number of followers on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. The Bank tops the list of followers on Facebook and YouTube across all banks worldwide.