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KMV ORGANIZES REGIONAL SEMINAR ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH FINANCIAL EDUCATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH SEBI AND NSE

Kanya Maha Vidyalaya-the Heritage institution, Autonomous College,Jalandhar has been ceaselessly endeavoring to impart quality education to its students. In the series of such efforts, a regional seminar on financial inclusion thorough financial education was organized by the P.G Department of Commerce and Business Administration in association with the Securities & Exchange Board of India & National Stock Exchange India ltd. The main objective of this seminar was to infuse awareness about the financial inclusion among the students and investors through financial education. In this seminar Mr. Nishant Srivastava (Astt. Manager, NSE), Mr. Nikunj Sharma a renowned Investor, Trainer and Equity Coach, Mr. Raghav Tandon (HDFC) and Mr. Prem Lal (HDFC) were present as noted speakers. In her welcome address, Principal Prof. Atima Sharma Dwivedi highlighted the need of such kind of awareness programmes for the investors to promote financial wisdom. She added that such programs must be the part of syllabus and curriculum of commerce and business related courses. Mr. Nishant Shrivastava , Astt. Manager, National Stock Exchange clearly highlighted the difference between government bonds and government based investments. He also discussed various instruments of stock market – Mutual Funds, Shares, and Bonds etc. He also highlighted that the basic functions of SEBI to protect the interest of investors in Securities market and to promote, develop and regulate the securities market. Mr. Nikunj Sharma highlighted the importance of investment in mutual funds by a normal salaried person with main focus of promoting investments in mutual funds by women, who are not fully aware of the benefits and mechanism of such investments. He explained a few simple steps for making wise investments and importance of time allocation for investment decisions. He discussed about investment options in various schemes of Systematic Investment Plans of Mutual Funds with different objectives like Growth, Profitability and Wealth Creation. In the last Dr Neeraj Maini thanked the guests for taking time out of their busy schedule to be part of this seminar and making it an outstanding success. She expressed her gratitude to the resource persons for explaining various investment options in a very simple and comprehensive manner. The Seminar was indeed an eye opener in which very significant revelations were made by the erudite scholars.