NABARD Chairman’s message on assuming charge as Vice Chairman, APRACA

Dear Friends,

It is a matter of great pride and privilege for me to assume charge as the Vice Chairman of APRACA. I believe in the potential of APRACA in directing, developing and positively impacting the rural/agricultural credit ecosystem in the Asia Pacific region. A lot has already been done, but as we all know, there is still great scope for collaboration, synergy and convergence.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), by virtue of being an Apex Development Bank and its unique positioning as an enabler, facilitator and catalyst in the spheres of agriculture and rural development, I assure you, will support all the future ventures and endeavours of APRACA.

Let me also take this opportunity to congratulate the newly elected Executive Committee headed by Mr. Senarath Bandara, CEO & GM, Bank of Ceylon as the Chairman of APRACA for the biennial 2019-2020.

I also extend my sincere thanks and appreciation, on behalf of all the members of APRACA, to the outgoing team led by Hon’ble Mr. Shiba Raja Shreshtha, Deputy Governor, Nepal Rashtra Bank.

“Coming together is beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success”. Let us all commit ourselves to work together in taking APRACA to great heights.


Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala