Karkala: Bharat Co-op Bank (Mumbai) Ltd Opens 48th Branch

By Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network—Karkala (RD)

Karkala, Jul 12: The 48th branch of Mumbai-based Bharat Co-operative Bank, a multi-state scheduled bank, was inaugurated at Sovereign Building, A S Road, on Thursday July 12.  This is the ninth branch in Karnataka and the fourth in Dakshina Kannada district.

The Bank’s former chairman and director Jaya C Suvarna inaugurated the branch on Thursday morning.

Karkala MLA H Gopal Bhandary and former MLA Sunil Kumar was the chief guests on the occasion.


Speaking on the occasion, Bhandary said that the branch would cater to the needs of customers with world class banking facilities, thereby contributing to the prosperity of Dakshina Kannada district.

Former MLA Sunil Kumar said that Bharat Co-operative Bank, promoted by Billava community, had achieved a milestone by opening nine branches in Karnataka.

Jaya Suvarna said that the Bank strives for empowerment of customers in order to realize their aspirations to start small industries and businesses, besides encouraging saving.  He said that it’s the most trusted bank in the co-operative sector across the nation. 

Mumbai-based Model Bank former deputy chairman Vincent Mathias said that opening of branches in Dakshina Kannada is a milestone in the history of the Bank.  “The leadership of Jaya Suvarna, efficiency of the bank staff and trusted customers will take the bank to greater heights,” he added.

The Bank’s chairman Vasudev R Kotian inaugurated the safe lockers, while deputy chairperson lawyer Rohini J Salian and senior director Pushpalata N Salian inaugurated the banking facilities at the new branch.

He added that the bank is committed to the progress of rural villages across undivided Dakshina Kannada district, with plans to open two more branches in Kundapur and Bantwal taluks by the end of August 2012.

Karkala circle inspector Valentine D’Souza, Billawar Association Mumbai vice-president C T Salian, entrepreneur Mahabala Poojary, S K Salian and M Sitaram, Billava community leaders Prabhakar Bangera and D R Raju and dignitaries, as well as hundreds of customers were present on the occasion.

The Bank’s directors M B Sanil, Mohan G Poojary, Chandrashekar S Poojary, Shankar D Poojary, N Nityanand and Bhaskar M Salian, CEO and MD C R Mulky, deputy general managers Professor Shekar Poojary and Shobha Dayanand, assistant general managers Prabhakar G Suvarna and Nityanand Kirodian and bank officers were also present.

Vidwan Sadashiv Shanti performed religious rituals at the newly-opened branch. Branch manager Gangadar R Kotian Paniyoor and Meenakshi G Kotian were present during the ‘puja’.

The branch manager Gangadar R Kotian Paniyoor welcomed the gathering.  The deputy branch manager Shivaram Poojary proposed vote of thanks.The Bank deputy general manager Nityanand D Kotian compered the programme. 

“On this occasion, 3,500 accounts were opened with a total collection of Rs 15 crore,” informed C R Mulky.

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  • Shwetha S Kotian, Irvathur

    Wed, Dec 12 2012

    Congragulations to Bharath Co-op Bank for newly opened branch.....

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  • Amith Shetty, Manglore - Dubai

    Mon, Jul 16 2012


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  • Vittal Poojary, Padubidri

    Sun, Jul 15 2012

    What an achievement during the last 34 years! It is really the dedication of Shri Jaya Suvarna & Team and the past and present employees of the Bank. It started its operations in a small premises in Mohan Terrace Bldg., Bora Bazar St. Mumbai, and today it has its own Central Office Bldg. and majority of the branch premises are on ownership basis. I am so proud of the Bank, because I am one of the shareholder since its inception. I think when the Bank was established it had only about 6,333 shareholders. Hope BCB will open many more branches in Karnataka.

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  • Manoj Salins, DXB

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    Congratulation to Bharat Co-operative Bank opening branch at KARKALA.

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  • Victor Soans, Mangalore - Dubai

    Fri, Jul 13 2012


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  • Umesh K. Kotian , Dadar(mum) - Kuwait

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    I heartly congragulate Mr, jaya suvarna for a good leadership in Bharat Coop Bank and carrying to new heights also congratulations to the entire team KEEP IT UP...Billawas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Vittal Pujari, Karkala................

    Fri, Jul 13 2012


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  • MARK LOBO, Nitte/ Karkala - Muscat

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    juliet, karkala /kuwait i think BANK has this facility and even WESTERN UNION facility.

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  • R.N.POOJARI, Mumbai, DUBAI

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    Heartly Congratulations to Mr, Jaya suvarna & its entire team god bless all of them and let Koti Chennaya and Shree Narayana Guru Swamy bless everybody and give more strength to serve the community without selfless desire. Thanks to Daijiworld for this wonderful global coverage.

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  • VINCENT CASTELINO, Pernal / Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 13 2012 Bharat Co Operative Bank. Your Community is really prospering in all fronts. Others must follow you people and learn from your "Unity in Diversity" by your 'Sheer hard work'.

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  • juliet, karkala/kuwait

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    Congratulations for the opening of 48 branch in our area also for the 15 crore collection just in one day.I think Bharat co operative bank is doing extreemly well among
    the other co operatives bank, by opening many branches in south kanara.My humble request pls open NRE status so that all south kanara people can transfer their savings from gulf countires. I request higher authorities of this bank to take into consideration our request.

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  • Anand Bailoor, Nire Bailur / Dubai

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    Congratulations to Bharat Co-operative Bank for their branch at our KARKALA.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 13 2012



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  • Shivraj Poojary, Karkala

    Fri, Jul 13 2012

    One more milestone..... congrats Bharat Co-op bank..

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  • prima dsouza, udupi/kuwait

    Thu, Jul 12 2012

    Conbgrats for the newly opened branch of bharat co bank also for the 3500 newly opened account holders. Pls confirm you have started NRE status in your branch, so that more and more gulf residents can transfer their money

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