Financial literacy prog held

TEZU, Nov 20: Scores of students and faculty members of Indira Gandhi Government College (IGGC) here in Lohit district participated in a programme on financial literacy conducted by the college’s commerce department on Tuesday.
IGGC Principal Dr Kangki Megu, who inaugurated the programme, stressed the necessity of being financially literate in view of the economy moving fast towards being cashless, and said efforts to make people financially literate have to be started from schools and colleges.
“Lack of financial literacy cannot accelerate the pace of financial inclusion and will definitely hamper the growth of the Indian economy,” Dr Megu said.
Gautam Dhar and Arnab Biswas from RBI Guwahati and Kamal Roy and Nitya Mili of the NABARD spoke on topics such as financial planning, budgeting, loans, government schemes, insurance, banking ombudsman scheme, and such.
They also threw light on digital payment, and on care to be taken while dealing in digital transactions.
IGGC Commerce HoD Dr K Rajendra Babu also emphasized the need to be financially literate in the contemporary world.
A quiz competition for the students was organised as part of the programme.