On Monday, September 26, the Reserve Bank Employees Sports Club felicitated with a collection amount of Rupees 8 lakhs to Mr. Damodor Barik, who served the club as a Mali (Gardner) for nearly 25 years. Back on 31st March 2022, Mr. Barik took retirement from his work. So, the club as the association decided to felicitate him for his enormous contribution to the club.
Mr. Damodar Barik was senior Mali for the RBI Employees Sports Club. The club and the RBI organizations collected an amount of 8 lakhs which also includes the club’s donation that was handed over to Mr. Barik. However, the total amount was divided and handed through many senior citizen schemes.
All the RBI employees including Secretary Mr. Samir Ghosh were present at the event. The event was held inside the club premises from 4 PM onwards. Moreover, RBI sports club secretary, Mr. Partha Pratim Roy, and RBI Kolkata Secretary Mr. Srimanta Mitra also attended the event.
Ex-cricketer and Employee Mr. Satyendra Singh were also present on that day. Meanwhile, Abdul Monayem and many ex-footballers like Nasir Ahmed, Falguni Dutta, and many more also attended the event.
Damodar Barik was the Senior Gardner (Mali) of Reserve Bank Employees Sports Club
Mr. Damodar Barik was the Senior Gardner (Mali), who used to organize various programs throughout the year besides his work. He joined on July 1, 1997, as a jr. Gardner. Currently, he is 64 years old. He submitted a letter dated 31st December 2021 seeking voluntary retirement and appealing for lump-sum monetary assistance by which he can earn some amount periodically for his livelihood.
Considering his age and physical condition, Sports Club accepted his resignation letter. Moreover, they relieved him from his service on April 1, 2022.
In the tune of the golden tradition of standing beside Mali (Gardner) for monetary help, the club decided to the lump-sum amount. They requested their members, players, and retired colleagues to donate spontaneously an appropriate amount. Meanwhile, as a result, they collect around 8 lakhs which was handed over to Mr. Barik on Monday. The sports club and its organization thanked each and every one who donated to the noble cause.