Mr Bojan Kekić, president of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank, and Mr Đula Mešter, president of the Volleyball Association of Serbia, signed a new four-year agreement on general sponsorship.
Mr Zoran Gajić, Minister of Sport in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, members of the Managing and Executive Boards of Postal Savings Bank, and a delegation of the Volleyball Association of Serbia were present at the ceremonial signing of the agreement.
Expressing his satisfaction that the Bank continues its successful cooperation with the Volleyball Association of Serbia, that was started four years ago, Mr Bojan Kekić pointed out the following: "Sponsorship is pledging your name and reputation into someone’s potential, their possible success. Usually, these decisions are not easy to make unless you come across champions, what happened to us, not only by the result, but also by the method of work, faith, focus, principle and dedication. Without volleyball players, both women and men, though the bank, we would be poorer. With us, your successes gain a completely new, clear and tangible value. Together, we represent to this country a platform for a rich, great future and success.That is why we are still together today and we are continuing even stronger."
Mr Đula Mešter is convinced that with this agreement they are opening new possibilities for successful results and creating new champions, and that the Association will "return" by bringing new medals to our country.
The minister, Mr Zoran Gajić, estimated that the cooperation between Postal Savings Bank and the Volleyball Association of Serbia is a real example of connecting economy and sport, and invited businessmen to promote themselves through sport. "We have a lot of sports, both individual and collective ones, that deserve to have such good sponsors", said minister Gajić.
From 2018, Postal Savings Bank has been a general sponsor of the Volleyball Association of Serbia, i.e. of volleyball national teams, all club competitions and development of volleyball in Serbia.
The international illustration festival "Ilustrofest" was held for the fourth time in a row under the auspices of Postal Savings Bank from July 15 to 22 in Belgrade.
Illustration fans had the opportunity to enjoy the exhibition of the works of 146 authors from 27 countries on the Sava Promenade in Kalemegdan.
The director of the festival, Anita Todorović, pointed out that the great interest of authors from all over the world proved the importance of holding Ilustrofest in Belgrade and added that more than 550 applications and about 5,000 works were received for this festival.
Aleksandar Čortan, member of the Executive Board of PSB Bank, expressed his satisfaction that the traditional spirit and sustainability, hallmarks of Postal Savings Bank, were transferred to this festival of illustration, creativity and art.
As part of the festival, Postal Savings Bank awarded a special prize to Nina Batinica, the winner of the "Dobri rode moj" contest.
According to Aleksandar Čortan, this topic was not chosen by chance.
"As a stable and safe bank that has been successfully operating for more than 100 years, we strive to be a pillar and guardian of the history and tradition of this country, and thus of everything that makes up its future." That's why we wanted to support young artists and creative art in Cyrillic alphabet at this year's contest," said Čortan.
Free illustration workshops for children, educational concentration and creativity development exercises in nature led by eminent experts, as well as an open-air library with illustrated books were available during the festival.
Postal Savings Bank is a partner of this year's International Agricultural Fair held in Novi Sad.
The opening of the largest agricultural fair in the region was attended by Bojan Kekić, Chairman of the Executive Board of PSB Bank and members of the Executive Board: Nataša Marković, Brankica Tintor, Aleksandar Čortan and Nenad Ralević, as well as directors and employees of the Bank's regional centers.
Recalling the saying that "when agriculture is not doing well, nothing else can do well", Bojan Kekić pointed out that PSB Bank as a domestic, state-owned bank follows agricultural producers in their work and development, and encourages the progress of agriculture as the backbone of the development of the entire country.
"This is especially important today, when the world is facing something that has been almost forgotten, which is the threat of hunger. Thanks to the state of Serbia, and we as a state bank are part of that mechanism, I am sure that there is no place in Serbia for either hunger or halting development", said the Chairman of the Executive Board of PSB Bank.
Visitors to the fair, which lasts until May 27, have at their disposal a mobile branch of the Bank, unique on the domestic market, where they can perform all banking services as in any of over 200 branch offices throughout Serbia. They can also familiarize themselves with the Bank's offer for farmers, which includes RSD cash loans for working capital, subsidized loans, as well as loans for investments.
Traditionally, the Bank is also present in the Master Hall with its long-term partner, Dunav Insurance Company.
Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank Bojan Kekić, MA, and the director of the Belgrade Marathon, Darko Habuš, signed a cooperation agreement today to support the upcoming 35th Belgrade Marathon, one of the largest sports events in Serbia.
After signing the agreement, Darko Habuš expressed his satisfaction that Postal Savings Bank became a partner of the event, which will take place on Sunday, May 15, on International Family Day under the slogan "Friendship in the long run".
"Great support from your side will help us in fulfilling our goals, which concern the satisfaction of our runners and raising the quality of the Belgrade Marathon as an event of exceptional importance for the city of Belgrade," Habuš said.
Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank Bojan Kekić expressed his satisfaction that the Bank became a partner of the marathon, recalling that the Bank celebrated its 100th anniversary last year.
"We are running our marathon, I hope we will run even faster, stronger and more successfully", said Bojan Kekić and pointed out that by supporting the Belgrade Marathon, Postal Savings Bank is showing its strength and breadth.
"Our main task is to grow as much as possible as a domestic, state-owned bank, to use the stability of the state for the development of the bank, economy and entrepreneurship", said Bojan Kekić.
Postal Savings Bank is traditionally known as a bank that provides quality service to the oldest citizens. The Bank also nurtures the long-term mutual trust and respect, established with around one million pensioner clients, with former colleagues, pensioners who spent their working life at Postal Savings Bank.
The Association of Postal Savings Bank pensioners has moved into new premises in Belgrade that were made available by the Bank and which will be available for use by all members. The ceremonial opening was attended by the heads of the Bank, as well as the Association of Pensioners of Serbia and Belgrade.
Andreja Savić, Chairman of the Association of Pensioners of Serbia, pointed out that the Association of Pensioners of PSB is one of the most active branches of that organization and particularly emphasized that more than half of pensioners in Serbia use the services and benefits of Postal Savings Bank.
Slobodanka Ilić, Chairwoman of the Association of Pensioners of PSB, thanked for the new premises and expressed her satisfaction that colleagues and members of the Bank's Executive Board not only did not forget them, but also felt the need to provide and improve conditions for their former associates to socialize.
Serbian women's volleyball national team, winner of the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, arrived in Belgrade.
Members of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank, the general sponsor of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia and the national volleyball teams, welcomed the celebrated volleyball players and presented them with symbolic awards for their unconditional commitment and sportsmanship in Tokyo.
Bojan Kekić, MA, Chairman of the Executive Board and Nataša Marković, member of the Executive Board of the Bank, presented gold coins with the image of the "White Angel" to the best volleyball players and members of the coaching staff of the women's senior national team.
Maja Ognjenović, captain of the Serbian women's volleyball national team, said that Postal Savings Bank, as a general sponsor, has been one of the key factors in the success of the Volleyball Federation and the Serbian national team for the past several years.
"Every time we meet with the management of the Bank, we see how much they believe in us, and we give back by achieving good results," Maja Ognjenović pointed out.
The exhibition of the best works in the contest "More children, more joy" was opened on Sunday on the plateau in front of the Cvijeta Zuzorić Pavilion in Kalemegdan, as part of the international illustration festival "Ilustrofest".
The contest "More children, more joy" was organized on the occasion of the great anniversary of Postal Savings Bank - 100 years of existence and responsible operation.
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bank, Bojan Kekić, MA, presented the winner of this contest, Anđela Đurašković from Leskovac, with a special award. Her work will be featured on the Bank's Dina card for child allowance beneficiaries, of whom there are more than 60,000 in Serbia annually.
Recalling the verses of the English poet William Blake, who was also an illustrator, about a child's smile and a child who smiles at us all his life, Bojan Kekić said that children should smile all their lives.
"Our obligation as a state-owned, responsible bank and as human beings is for our children to smile as much as possible and to illustrate our future with their smiles," said Bojan Kekić.
For the third year in a row, Postal Savings Bank is the sponsor of Ilustrofest, which was held from July 22 to 25, and visitors to Kalemegdan will be able to enjoy the illustrations on display until the end of the summer.
Bojan Kekić, MA, Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank and Petar Petković, PhD, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, distributed tablet computers in Leposavić to children from four municipalities of Kosovo and Metohija, a donation from the Bank and the S&T company.
The Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bank asked one of the boys if he would like to become a banker and to work in Leposavić, and he answered that he would like that. The ten-year-old boy added that he would use the for online classes, studying and entertainment.
Postal Savings Bank has been present in Kosovo and Metohija with five branch offices since April 2018, when it took over the operations and employees of Jugobanka Jugbanka Kosovska Mitrovica.
On the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day, as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of its existence and operations, Postal Savings Bank presented Dina card gift cards to women's associations that preserve, transmit and promote our rich cultural heritage, thus providing support to women in smaller communities to create and make a living independently from their handicrafts.
In Bačka Palanka, a gift card was presented to the Women's Association "Golden Hands", which preserves the tradition of folk embroidery, organizes numerous trainings for women of different ages, as well as the "Danube Embroidery" event.
In Uzdin, a gift card was presented to the "Grandmas" Women's Pensioners Association, which promotes cultural treasures and the beauty of folk costumes. "Batrovčanke" is the third and youngest association in the northern Serbian province that received a donation from the Bank.
The Bank also presented a gift card to the women's volleyball club "Mokra Gora" in Zubin Potok for the purchase of sports equipment.
Postal Savings Bank sponsored a concert of the most beautiful Serbian folk songs as a gift to the citizens of the Republic of Serbia on the occasion of celebrating the Statehood Day and the 100th anniversary of the Bank's existence and operations, under the title "A century of responsibility for a secure future - Postal Savings Bank to the citizens of Serbia".
In this stage-musical event, vocal soloists Danica Krstić and Aleksandar Tirnanić take us on a musical walk though Serbia with the most beautiful songs from Šumadija, eastern Serbia, from the south, Kosovo, Vojvodina and Republic of Srpska. The host of the program is the actress Milica Tomašević, accompanied by Neda Nikolić, who amazed Europe with her skills on the flute.
The concert is available on Postal Savings Bank's YouTube channel
On the occasion of 100 years of existence and continued operations, Postal Savings Bank presented a symbolic gift to its clients and peers who hold active current accounts with the Bank. EUR 100 in RSD equivalent was deposited to the current accounts of the Bank's clients who were born in 1921, the same year when Postal Savings Bank was founded.
With this symbolic gesture, Postal Savings Bank wants to thank its most loyal clients with whom it has been bound by mutual loyalty, trust and respect for many years, because of whom it exists, grows and operates.
Today, Postal Savings Bank is a strong, safe and stable financial institution with a clearly articulated state interest and an accurate and restrictive result, which, by listening to the wishes and needs of clients, is constantly improving by introducing new products and services.
The Bank's most important task in the year of its 100th anniversary, which will be marked by a series of events, as well as in all subsequent years, remains unity and care for clients and employees.
The commitment of Postal Savings Bank as a socially responsible financial institution, which this year celebrates its 100th anniversary of existence and continuous operations, is to always be there for those who need help the most.
With the desire to make children happy and for them to be part of the big anniversary of Postal Savings Bank, during the New Year's holidays and on the occasion of the Saint Sava celebration, representatives of the Bank visited Kraljevo, Kruševac, Ljubovija, Užice, Niš, Vranje, Nove Banovce and Kosjerić and handed out sweets gifts to children.
Togetherness and care for each other, and above all, care for the health of our clients, remain the main tasks of the Bank in the coming period.
Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank Bojan Kekić, MA, and President of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia Zoran Gajić signed the Annex to the General Sponsorship Agreement, which specified the details of cooperation in 2021.
This year is very significant for Postal Savings Bank, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of existence and continued operations, as well as for the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, bearing in mind that Serbia is hosting the European Volleyball Championship this summer.
Postal Savings Bank is the general sponsor of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, of all categories of volleyball national teams, national leagues and beach volleyball since January 2018.
Zoran Gajić expressed his gratitude to Postal Savings Bank for continuing the successful cooperation.
Expressing satisfaction that the Bank is the general sponsor of national teams and all volleyball leagues in Serbia for the fourth year in a row, Bojan Kekić wished the volleyball players success in the upcoming competitions.
Under the auspices of Postal Savings Bank, the second Illustration Festival "Ilustrofest" was held on the grounds of the Belgrade Fortress near the Cvijeta Zuzorić Pavilion from June 25 to 29, 2020.
At this international festival, the best works of authors from all over the world were selected in 5 festival categories.
At the Festival, thanks to the sponsorship of the Postal Savings Bank, an Illustration Bazaar was also organized which was intended for young authors who were able to exhibit and sell their illustrations, as well as professional panels and free workshops for all those interested.
Postal Savings Bank and Dunav Insurance presented the Association of Pensioners of Serbia with a significant gift - a Fiat van, which should improve working conditions and help organize the Association's activities more successfully. The keys were handed over by Nataša Marković, director of the Postal Savings Bank business network, and Miloš Milanović, member of the Executive Board of Dunav Insurance, to Mr. Andreja Savić, Chairman of the Association of Pensioners of Serbia, as a sign of gratitude for the long-term loyalty of the pensioners to Postal Savings Bank.
The first Ilustrofest, an illustration festival, whose general sponsor is Postal Savings Bank, was officially opened in front of the Cvijeta Zuzorić Pavilion on May 23, 2019 in Kalemegdan.
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bank, Bojan Kekić, MA, pointed out that this kind of art patronage is a novelty and a pioneering undertaking of the Bank. "Postal Savings Bank is a bank with a clearly articulated state interest and a long tradition, which believes it is important to be socially responsible in addition to making profit," said Bojan Kekić.
Postal Savings Bank contributed to the realization of this event, which is designed as an event for the whole family and which includes an exhibition of illustrators from all over the world, an artist bazaar and creative workshops for children and adults.
On February 7, 2019, the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bank, Bojan Kekić, MA, visited His Holiness the Patriarch of Serbia, Mr. Irinej, and on that occasion received a Certificate of Appreciation for supporting the mission of the Serbian Orthodox Church aimed at children and helping the "In the Footsteps of our Ancestors" project.
Postal Savings Bank will support the educational excursion to Corfu, which is organized every year by the Serbian Orthodox Church and includes more than 350 school children, which, according to His Holiness the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, is very important for nurturing and preserving the values that have sustained us over centuries. Through the works and lives of young talented people, we will contribute to the creation of a beautiful future embodied in encouraging a virtuous life and joining together with peers who share the same values.
The importance of the Bank's presence in Kosovo and Metohija and assistance to the local Serbian population was highlighted, especially since April 2018, i.e. since the takeover of Jugobanka Jugbanka Kosovska Mitrovica.
Thanking for the trust and the gift received, Bojan Kekić, MA, pointed out that this was a great honor for him personally and for all employees of Postal Savings Bank, and that they would continue to support the missionary work of the Serbian Orthodox Church, which has preserved the state and has been helping its people by praying, advising and teaching for 800 years.
Postal Savings Bank presented the city of Belgrade with ten alley trees as a symbol of almost 10 decades of existence and successful operations. The management of the Bank, led by the Chairman of the Executive Board, Bojan Kekić, MA, planted six linden trees and four acacia trees in Skadarska Street and Emilijan Josimović Street.
Aleksandar Čortan, member of the Bank's Executive Board, pointed out that Postal Savings Bank is a safe, stable and profitable financial institution owned by the Republic of Serbia.
"Our mission is to create, maintain and increase value for shareholders, clients and society as a whole." As a state bank, it is very important for us to be socially responsible towards the community in which we operate", said Aleksandar Čortan.
The trees were planted in cooperation with PUC "Zelenilo - Belgrade" in concrete substructures that will provide a root system and prevent contact with underground installations, surrounding buildings and surfacing, but will ensure unhindered tree growth.
"Ten seedlings that were produced according to the highest standards form part of the whole that is being worked on in Skadarlija. Functional and visual effect will be obtained with these seedlings. We are very pleased that we have realized a part of the project with Postal Savings Bank", said Nataša Šišaković, executive director of operational affairs of PUC "Zelenilo-Belgrade".
Postal Savings Bank and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia (VFS) signed the General Sponsorship Agreement on January 23, 2018.
The agreement was signed by Bojan Kekić, MA, Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank and Zoran Gajić, President of VFS.
The signing ceremony was attended by members of the Bank's Executive Board and Board of Directors and the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, as well as representatives of clubs and the media.
Since November 2017, Postal Savings Bank has been the title sponsor of three volleyball leagues in Serbia.
The Volleyball Federation of Serbia (VFS) and Postal Savings Bank signed a Cooperation Agreement in Belgrade.
The agreement was signed by VFS President Zoran Gajić and Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank Bojan Kekić.
In the future, the Serbian volleyball leagues will be called Postal Savings Bank Super League, Postal Savings Bank First League and Postal Savings Bank First B League.
Chairman of the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank Bojan Kekić, MA, and President of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Academician Vladimir S. Kostić, signed the Donation Agreement on February 27.
In accordance with the Agreement, Postal Savings Bank will financially support a significant number of planned program activities of SASA in 2017, primarily those aimed at presenting the highest scientific and artistic values of Serbia.
The heads of Postal Savings Bank and SASA expressed their satisfaction with the establishment of cooperation between the oldest domestic bank with a tradition of 95 years and the highest scientific and cultural institution of Serbia. It was said at the meeting that this is the first step in a joint effort to recognize and support the highest educational, scientific and cultural values as the foundation of a healthy society.
On St. Sava's Day, Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade awarded the best students of primary and secondary schools in Vladimirci, where the Bank opened a new branch office on January 25, 2017. The following students were awarded: Kristijan Cvijetić, student of "Žika Popović" Elementary School, Vladimirci, Aleksandar Mitrović, student of "Jovan Cvijić" Elementary School, Debrc, and Marija Mijailović, student of Posavotamnava Secondary School, Vladimirci. Each of them was awarded with an open savings account into which RSD 5,000.00 was deposited. The award was solemnly presented at the St. Sava's Day celebration on January 27 at the Posavotamnava Secondary School in Vladimirci, in the presence of numerous dignitaries.
The 8th traditional Preserves Festival was held from September 30 to October 01, 2016 in Koceljeva. As in previous years, Postal Savings Bank continued its practice and awarded the best exhibitors in the categories of best ajvar, fruit jam and syrup with a DinaCard gift card worth RSD 10,000.00 each. The preserves festival in Koceljeva is an economic, tourist and cultural event whose goal is to promote and improve production, processing and marketing of fruits and vegetables, as well as other homemade products of this region. This year, a record number of exhibitors participated in the event - about 200, and the event was opened by the Minister of Agriculture, Branislav Nedimović. It is estimated that around 15,000 people visited this town in Serbia during the two days of the festival.
Postal Savings Bank fosters traditional values and recognizes the importance of events that promote the Serbia's cultural heritage. "Homolje Carst Springs" event is the largest and most important cultural, touristic and economic event in this region. Postal Savings Bank recognized the importance of holding the event and supported the efforts of the Tourism Organization of the Municipality of Žagubica in the organization of the "Homolje Carst Spring" event, with a donation in the amount of RSD 200,000.
The "Homolje Carst Spring" event promotes the cultural and economic treasures of Homolje, traditional singing, old crafts, preparation of traditional dishes and other cultural, folklore, sports and economic values of Eastern Serbia. By donating to this event, Postal Savings Bank helps to save these values from being forgotten and to give younger generations the opportunity to learn about the customs of Homolje and its surroundings.
As a reflection of its continuous focus on providing support and advocating for the promotion of cultural values, Postal Savings Bank made a donation to the "Momo Kapor" Foundation in the amount of EUR 1,000. One of the main goals of the Foundation is the establishment of the "Momo Kapor" award, which is awarded on April 8, on the occasion of Momo Kapor's birthday. The award is presented every year in the Assembly of the City of Belgrade for a significant contribution to literature or fine arts.
Presenting the award is just one of the activities of the Foundation whose aim is to preserve the memory of the famous artist. By donating funds, the Bank helped make a silver plaque for this year's award winner. This year, the prize is awarded for fine art, and the decision on the winner will be made by a jury chaired by art historian Nikola Kusovac.
Postal Savings Bank continues to provide support to the "Vlach Roma" humanitarian center and with a new donation, it helped the implementation of the project "Equal opportunities for Roma children in education, preparation for starting the first grade and supplementary classes in Serbian language, mathematics and English". The project is implemented with the aim of contributing to the emancipation of Roma children, their future and integration into all segments of society.
The center's activities include working with children and parents to provide support in education, organizing educational activities through special programs, advisory work, as well as raising awareness for the purpose of Roma integration. This socially responsible activity has been implemented with great success for 15 years, and in 2013, it received the prestigious award of the city of Belgrade as the best Roma project. In order to support and implement the project more efficiently, the Bank made a donation in the amount of RSD 70,000 to the "Vlach Roma" center.
As an institution that cares about cultural values and traditions, Postal Savings Bank recognized the importance of the "Momo Kapor" Foundation and supported its further operations with a financial donation. The Foundation celebrates its 5th anniversary by organizing the event "Momo Kapor - new five years" and publishing a collection of work.
The "Momo Kapor" Foundation has so far organized a number of cultural events of great social importance and in the coming period, it will strive to promote and preserve the heritage of the famous painter and writer through similar activities. The Bank supported the work of the Foundation by making a donation in the amount of RSD 200,000. By cherishing the memory of the great artist Moma Kapor, who represented a unique combination of these two extraordinary gifts with his painting and literary talent, the Foundation's goal is to encourage young artists to be creative.
The New Belgrade Humanitarian Foundation is collecting funds for the treatment of Anastasija Kostić. Five-year-old Anastasija survived a serious car accident when she was only three months old. She had a fractured skull that caused internal bleeding in the brain. The consequences are atrophy of the optic nerve and brain atrophy, which means that little Anastasija is not able to see and has impaired brain functions. All options for the treatment of little Anastasija in Serbia have been exhausted. The family sees hope for their daughter's recovery in surgery and treatment in the city of Ufa, Russia. After the first treatment, Anastasija began to perceive the contours, but until her recovery, more difficult tasks await her. Next treatment is scheduled for April 2016.
For these purposes, Postal Savings Bank together with its partner, Western Union, made a donation in the amount of EUR 3,000.00 to the New Belgrade Humanitarian Foundation for the "Let's help Anastasija restore her eyesight" campaign.
For the second year in a row, Postal Savings Bank is a donor at the traditional "Preserves Festival" in Koceljeva. The "Preserves Festival" in Koceljeva is an economic, tourist and cultural event whose goal is to promote and improve the production, processing and marketing of fruits and vegetables, as well as other homemade products of this region. Postal Savings Bank awarded the best exhibitors in the categories of best ajvar, fruit jam and syrup.
First-prize winners received DinaCard gift cards worth RSD 10,000 each. The festival was held on September 25 and 26, 2015.
The Roma children's humanitarian center "Vlach Roma" has been working for ten years to improve the level of education of Roma children within the project "Socialization, education and integration of Roma children through education and sports activities". The project is at risk of being shut down due to lack of funds.
Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade will make a donation in the amount of RSD 30,000 to support this program in which school-age children, through specialized workshops, learn to live in a multicultural environment, familiarize themselves with non-violent conflict resolution and the harmful effects of narcotics. The center organizes classes in mathematics, Serbian and English, and the ultimate goal is to motivate Roma children to attend school regularly and achieve the highest possible level of education.
The football team of the Police Department in Požarevac has the opportunity to participate in the 33rd World Police Futsal Tournament, which will be held from October 12 to 16, 2015 in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia does not have the funds allocated to cover the costs of transportation, accommodation, food and purchase of sports equipment.
That is why the team registered under the name "Serbian Police Pozarevac" turned to donors for help. Postal Savings Bank will donate RSD 100,000 in order for Serbia to have its representative at the competition. In recent years, the team of policemen-football players from Požarevac achieved exceptional results in competitions organized within the MIA of the Republic of Serbia, organized by representative police unions, as well as in other international and local football tournaments.
Postal Savings Bank supported the publication of the book "Guide to Disappearance" by Silvana Hadži-Đokić by making a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000. The aforementioned writer is the author of several historical novels and dramas, and in 2014 she was shortlisted for the NIN award with the novel "Golden Age".
Postal Savings Bank has traditionally supported competitions that promote sports and sportsmanship. As a socially responsible company, Postal Savings Bank pays particular attention to those areas that encourage daily sports and healthy competition among citizens of all ages but are not in the center of media attention. That is why Postal Savings Bank was pleased to recognize the importance of the "Belgrade Trophy 2015" as a key event for the popularization of bodybuilding and fitness among young people, but also among citizens of all ages.
This year, the "Belgrade Trophy 2015" competition, organized by the Belgrade Association for Bodybuilding and Fitness, will be held on October 25 at the Palilula Cultural Center, and Postal Savings Bank has decided to support this event by making a donation in the amount of RSD 150,000. In this way, the Bank continues to support the development of sports and sportsmanship and invests in its promotion.
In the year in which cycling, as one of the three oldest sports in Serbia, celebrates 132 years of existence, the Bicycle Association of Belgrade is organizing the third international bicycle race "Talents of Belgrade and Europe" on August 1 and 2. Competitors aged 14 to 16 come from Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. With a donation of RSD 100,000, Postal Savings Bank will support the race with the longest tradition for young competitors in Southeast Europe, where many world-famous cyclists have competed.
Postal Savings Bank joined the project of the Red Cross of Serbia "Velika Morava - early recovery and disaster resilience ", which aimed to provide the necessary support to households that were threatened by floods in May 2014. The Bank provided free of charge opening and administration of dedicated payment accounts for depositing donations, withdrawals from these accounts without a fee, as well as all the necessary assistance provided by the branch offices and outlets of the Bank.
Postal Savings Bank donated RSD 50,000 to the Tennis Club "Topličanin" from Prokuplje. Thanks to the financial aid, female tennis players from this club will participate in two international professional women tennis tournaments "ITF Pro Circuit Women's". Also, part of the funds will be used to improve the tennis sport in the 2015 competitive season.
Since its foundation in 1985, the "Topličanin" tennis club has been very active in holding tournaments, primarily for younger categories. This club has organized more than a hundred tournaments within the competition calendar of the Tennis Association of Serbia.
"Homolje Carst Springs" event, the largest and most important cultural, touristic, economic and sports event in Homolje, will be organized for the 13th time in Žagubica. Cultural and natural treasures of Homolje, as well as customs, traditional singing, old crafts, preparation of traditional dishes and other values of this region of Serbia will be presented from June 25 to 27, 2015.
With its diverse content, this event attracts a large number of guests from Serbia and abroad, and the educational and promotional value of original folk creativity and intangible cultural heritage is particularly significant and interesting. It is an event of great importance for the country, and Postal Savings Bank will support it with a donation in the amount of RSD 200,000.
Last year's "Homolje Carst Springs" event was visited by guests from almost all parts of Serbia, but also from abroad, representatives of the EU, international donor organizations and foundations, delegations of friendly and partner cities from Poland and Romania, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, republican and regional institutions, as well as a large number of business, cultural and tourist professionals from Homolje and the entire Serbia.
The International Children's Folklore Festival "Licitar", in which more than 800 children from Serbia and abroad will participate, will be held from August 16 to 22 in Užice, Zlatibor, Bajina Bašta, Požega, Mokra Gora and Višegrad. The festival will be held for the seventh time, and ensembles from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Republic of Srpska, Italy, Georgia, Indonesia and Taiwan are interested in participating.
In addition to the basic, folklore program, accompanying events are also being organized this year - an exhibition of folk costumes of the participating countries, an educational seminar "Children - guardians of tradition", folklore playrooms, as well as visits to tourist destinations, historical and cultural landmarks. In all locations where the festival is held, the humanitarian action "Licitars for children" will be organized.
Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade donated RSD 400,000 for the organization of the festival and thus supported the strengthening of friendly relations between countries, the promotion of cultural cooperation of the children's community, the preservation and fostering of our tradition and cultural heritage, and the promotion of Serbia's tourist offer.
Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade donated RSD 20,000 to the Municipal Organization of the Blind of Serbia - Palilula, thus continuing the successful cooperation with this organization. At the meetings and organized trainings, solutions were successfully found for the problems faced by the blind and visually impaired when performing transactions and other banking services, i.e. using banking products.
Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade assists the blind and visually impaired when it comes to opening and maintaining RSD and foreign currency current accounts, depositing RSD and foreign currency funds and granting loans.
The Foundation for the preservation of heritage of Đorđe Weifert, one of the most important Serbian businessmen, visionaries and benefactors, founders of civil society, launched an initiative to mark the 165th anniversary of the birth of this individual of exceptional importance for the historical development of Serbia. On this occasion, a film, a monograph and a series of activities were prepared to promote Weifert's work and charity.
In his active and fruitful life, Đorđe Weifert was the driving force of the industrial development of Serbia and a great humanist. Thanks to his vision and clear goals, Weifert was the founder of a number of the most important state institutions, such as the National Bank of Serbia, the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, many guild associations and humanitarian organizations.
With a donation in the amount of RSD 350,000, intended for the promotion of the monograph "Đorđe Weifert 1850-1937", Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade will contribute to the preservation of the memory of one of the most significant individuals in Serbian history.
The Roma children's humanitarian center "Vlach Roma" has been working to improve the level of education of Roma children for ten years. The center organizes Serbian and English language and mathematics classes, and school-age children learn through specialized workshops what it means to live in a multicultural environment, how to resolve conflicts non-violently and why narcotics are harmful.
Teachers, psychologists and pedagogues monitor the progress of each child. The ultimate goal of the program is to motivate Roma children to regularly attend school and achieve the highest possible level of education.
Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade has supported the activities of the "Vlach Roma" Center by making a donation in the amount of RSD 70,000. In this way, the Bank wishes to contribute to the comprehensive emancipation of Roma children, their future and integration into all segments of society.
New Year's holidays are a time of giving, and Postal Savings Bank always strives to brighten up these moments for children and bring a smile back to their faces. The Roma children's humanitarian center "Vlach Roma" brings together Roma children and children of asylum seekers attending preschool institutions. The Bank has decided to brighten up the upcoming holidays for these children and, for this purpose, donated RSD 50,000, which will be used for the purchase of New Year's gifts.
Postal Savings Bank continues to support events of cultural and educational importance as a form of investment in young talents and experts.
One of the most important educational and scientific events is certainly the Physics Winter Camp for elementary school children. This camp has a tradition of 8 years, during which almost 700 students from Serbia and Montenegro acquired valuable knowledge and skills by studying theoretical physics. During this educational camp, students will have the opportunity to learn about the laws that govern nature, as well as to develop scientific and critical thinking and worldview.
The camp is held in Sokobanja every year during the winter holidays. The organizer is the "Omega" Niš Physical Society with the support of the Serbian Physical Society.
Postal Savings Bank supported the holding of the Physicist Winter Camp with a donation in the amount of RSD 100,000 intended for the purchase of IT equipment and teaching materials.
Postal Savings Bank constantly emphasizes the importance of education and continues to support events that promote improvement of education standards and quality.
In this sense, the traditional 5th "Student Kopaonik Meetings 2014" conference stands out, which represents the largest gathering of student leaders in the region. This event aims to improve the quality of studying through constructive debates on the topics of the Bologna Process and accompanying legal regulations, as well as student organizations and their role.
The Bank recognized the huge potential and importance of this event, and supported the conference with a donation in the amount of RSD 300,000.
The "Student Kopaonik Meetings 2014" conference is organized in December, in cooperation with the Student Parliaments of the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics, and Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy of the University of Belgrade, the Faculty of Economics in Subotica and the University of Niš. In previous years, around 2,000 representatives of student organizations from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia participated in this international conference.
Postal Savings Bank donated RSD 120,000 to Boris Stoiljković from Debeljača as part of the humanitarian action "Help Boris Walk Again", in order to raise funds for his treatment in Moscow. Boris Stoiljković from Debeljača became mobility impaired at the age of 17 when, excited to reach the sea, he jumped into the shallow water and hit his head on a rock. One wrong jump changed his life. On that occasion, he suffered serious injuries to his neck vertebrae, which caused quadriplegia - paralysis that affects all four limbs. Stem cell transplant treatments at the NeuroVita Russian clinic in Moscow, which Boris has begun, should enable him to get back on his feet.
With this gesture, Postal Savings Bank helped Boris Stoiljković with his goal for his hopes and wishes for a full recovery to become real.
One of the goals of Postal Savings Bank is to preserve traditional Serbian values, and the long history of the 52nd International Resava Agricultural Fair represents exactly that. The fair will traditionally be held at the Agricultural and Veterinary School with Student Dormitory in Svilajnac on September 11, and numerous exhibitors of agricultural machinery, animal feed, as well as cattle and sheep are expected to participate. The event is always attended by a large number of guests from the country and abroad, so this year we expect an excellent visit and a rich cultural program.
This year, Postal Savings Bank will also support the International Resava Agricultural Fair with a donation in the amount of RSD 40,000. With this gesture, the Bank shows that it is always ready to invest in the development and improvement of agriculture as one of the most important branches of the Serbian economy.
Our country is recognized all over the world for its high-quality plum varieties and products. This year, the municipality of Blace traditionally organizes one of the largest events dedicated to the production and promotion of this precious fruit.
The economic and tourist event called "Blace Plum Days 2014" will be held from August 28 to 30, and a rich and diverse, entertaining cultural and artistic program is planned for three days. "Plum Days" is the most famous event of this type in the southern region of Serbia, which year after year attracts more and more attention from tourists both from the country and abroad.
Postal Savings Bank will support this event again this year with a donation of RSD 40,000 due to its role in preserving tradition and promoting national products.
The traditional 6th International Children's Folklore Festival "Licitar" is being held this year in Užice, as well as in numerous tourist destinations in Western Serbia and Republic of Srpska. At the festival, which will last from August 17 to 23, the participation of 22 folklore ensembles is planned, of which 10 are foreign and 12 are from Serbia. Over 800 participants, children up to the age of 15, from several continents will show their folk dancing skills. The patron of this year's, as well as last year's festival is the President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić. Since its inception, the festival has been supported by local governments, the Ministry of Culture and Information, as well as the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. The goal of the "Licitar", organized by the Užice Civic Organization "Era", is to contribute to the development and strengthening of friendly relations between countries, pomotion of cultural cooperation of the children's community and encouragement to preserve of folklore heritage. As in previous years, Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade supported this event with a donation in the amount of RSD 600,000. Cultivating tradition and promoting culture are the basic values that the Bank promotes in its socially responsible activities.
In order to support work on preserving the mental health of children and youth, Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade provided a donation in the amount of RSD 100,000 to the Center for Education, Research and Development to support the project "Psychological Empowerment of Youth in Serbia". The Bank's funds will be directed towards the realization of psychological workshops and forums for young people in the territory of Belgrade on the topic of mental health protection. The project and campaign "Psychological Empowerment of Youth in Serbia" aim to raise public awareness of mental health problems and mechanisms for its improvement.
The game of chess is an important creation of human civilization which is more than 2000 years old, and today about 550 million people in the world play the game.
One of the goals of Postal Savings Bank is to contribute to the progress of the society and, being aware of the positive impact of this ancient game, it decided to support the Belgrade Chess Association with a donation in the amount of RSD 100,000.00.
We hope that thanks to the good results in the 2014 competition season, the Belgrade Chess Association will popularize this sport as it was the case in its golden age. Thanks to the Belgrade Association, our national team achieved the most significant successes between 1950s and 1980s.
Based on an article published in the media about the Kovačević family from Obrenovac, which, in addition to the family tragedy, also suffered great material damage caused by floods, Postal Savings Bank decided to provide financial assistance to this family. As a Western Union agent, the Bank donated EUR 3,000 to help the family settle part of the due loan obligations, and also, in direct contact with the family, an agreement was reached on benefits in the repayment of the remaining part of the loan in accordance with their capabilities. In this way, the Bank at least slightly eased this family's situation.
Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade donated RSD 5 million to help the vulnerable population in eliminating the consequences of the emergency situation caused by the flood. In addition to financial assistance, as another form of support, Postal Savings Bank, as of May 19, 2014, does not charge payment processing fees for payments to flood relief accounts. In this way, the Bank joins the campaign for helping the vulnerable population, thus, in accordance with its capabilities, showing solidarity with those who need help the most.
For years, Postal Savings Bank has been actively participating in the promotion of sports and a healthy lifestyle among all generations, especially among children and youth. Active promotion of sport and its values are an integral part of Postal Savings Bank's corporate social responsibility.
With a donation in the amount of RSD 200,000, the Bank supported the young talented athletes of the football club GSP Polet from Belgrade so they can achieve an even better ranking in the current competition season.
Postal Savings Bank is committed to improving the quality of life of its community, which results in initiating and supporting numerous cultural and artistic events.
With a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000, the Bank is once again financially supporting the participation of the Naissus Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at the upcoming World Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Competition in Bratislava with great pleasure.
The Naissus Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is made up of young artists from nine cities in Serbia, with an orchestra of 56 members. Although they were founded less than four years ago, in a short time they achieved notable success with their high-quality performances and fascinated many people across the country.
The traditional international scientific conference entitled "Sustainable agriculture and rural development in the function of achieving the strategic goals of the Republic of Serbia within the Danube region - rural development and (un)limited resources" will be held in the hotel "Omorika" on Tara in the period from June 04 to 07, 2014.
A large number of eminent experts from the country and abroad are expected at the conference, who will discuss important and relevant topics in the field of rural development and agrarian policy.
This year, the Institute is celebrating 65th anniversary of its successful operation and existence, so at the conference it will have the opportunity to celebrate this important jubilee in a professional and festive way.
As part of continuous support for the development of the domestic economy, Postal Savings Bank will once again, with great pleasure, support the organization of the scientific conference with a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000.
Postal Savings Bank demonstrates its social responsibility by providing support to its community through donations and sponsorships, by caring for children and young people.
In order to support the activities of improving the education of children and young people, by supporting creative development and education through pointing out socially desirable models of behavior, the Bank donated RSD 300,000 to the Belgrade Affirmative Center and thus once again showed that it is able to recognize and nurture true values.
The Affirmative Center consists of experts with many years of experience working with children, who, through organizing a large number of workshops, counseling, events and projects, promote good upbringing, education, humanity and solidarity, the importance of health and the culture of living in general.
The international scientific symposium under the title "Sustainable agriculture and rural development in the function of achieving the strategic goals of the Republic of Serbia within the Danube region - achieving regional competitiveness" is held from December 05 to 07 this year in the hotel "Oplenac" in Topola, and it is organized by the Institute for Agricultural Economics from Belgrade.
Numerous eminent scientists from Russia, Japan, Austria, Germany, Holland, Italy, Slovenia and Serbia will take part in the event. During the three days of the conference, the present authors will give their views on current issues.
Rural development occupies a very important place in the overall development strategy of Serbia. Aware of the importance of the successful and continuous development of domestic economy, the Bank will support the organization of the scientific conference with a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000.
Let's support the development of Serbian agriculture!
If we consider that the wheel was found several thousand years ago, the fact that the first bicycle was made only in the 19th century is surprising. Cycling is one of the oldest sports disciplines in our country. In many ways, the year 1887 was important for the development of cycling in Serbia, because it was then that a bicycle with the same diameter front and rear wheel appeared for the first time in Belgrade.
The cycling club "Progressive" brings together a large number of fans of this sport, who are active participants in numerous regional and international competitions. Among them, the members of the Serbian national team in mountain biking and cyclo-cross, like Ivan Jovanović, Marko Ćurčić and others, occupy a special place.
With the desire to promote a healthy lifestyle, team spirit and sports values, Postal Savings Bank invests maximum efforts in the development and popularization of sports among young people. In order to help achieve the top results of athletes in the upcoming season, the Bank donated RSD 100,000 to the "Progressive" cycling club.
As a traditional guest of the event entitled the "Faculty of Agriculture Day" in Novi Sad, this year, Postal Savings Bank will, with great pleasure, again provide financial support to the best students for the results achieved during their academic studies.
The Bank will reward five best students of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad with a cash prize in the amount of RSD 30,000 per student.
Let's reward knowledge, appreciate hard work and nurture the right values!
This year, the Union of Financial Organizations of Serbia celebrates more than two decades of existence and work.
Founded on the World Savings Day, on October 31, 1991, as the Independent Union of Banks, Insurance Organizations and other Financial Organizations of Serbia, it is also the first independent branch union in our region.
In 2003, SFOS was one of the founders of the largest and strongest union headquarters in Serbia with over 200,000 members, and among the largest members are: the Workers' Union of Elektroprivreda Srbije, the Union of PTT Serbia, the Union of Telekom Serbia, the Union Organization of "Dunav" Insurance, the Union of Telenor and many more.
It is a legitimate representative of the world's largest union association - UNI Global Union.
With a donation in the amount of RSD 150,000, the Bank financially supported the organization of the anniversary celebration. Congratulations and we wish you much success in your future work!
The Education Committee of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts organizes the international conference "Improvements in subject didactics and education of teachers". The conference will be held on October 24 and 25, 2013 in Belgrade.
This year's conference is expected to be attended by numerous world-renowned experts in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, informatics and humanities.
With a great desire to support educational programs and the development of scientific potential and help improve education in Serbia, Postal Savings Bank helped organize the conference by making a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000.
This year, for the fourth time in a row, the Student Union of the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade is organizing the Economics Students' Conference. It is the largest student-educational event in our country and in the region.
This year's Conference, which has already become traditional, will be held in Zlatibor from November 21 to 25, 2013, and the main topic will be "Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit among young people".
Young economics students will have the opportunity to attend lectures and discussions of successful businessmen, professors of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Belgrade, as well as ministers, governors and other state officials.
This year, more than 500 economics students from the country and the region are expected to be accommodated in the "Ratko Mitrović" student resort in Zlatibor.
Postal Savings Bank, as a company that is aware of how much a stake for the future is worth, will support this students' event with a donation in the amount of EUR 500 in RSD equivalent.
The Jubilee Inter-Municipal Youth Sports Games (IYSG), the 50th in a row, once again brought together sports youth from the municipalities of the former Yugoslav republics. This year, the IYSG Games were held in Prijepolje. During the five days of this interesting sports event, over 2,000 athletes from 28 cities from the tri-border region of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro competed in almost all Olympic disciplines. The Bank pays special attention to the promotion of sports values, team spirit and top results, so this time it donated RSD 200,000 and thus supported the biggest event of sports and youth that unites the municipalities of neighboring countries.
With the desire to preserve the history, the Bank wholeheartedly congratulates the jubilee and wishes you good luck in your future endeavours!
The Bank always thinks of its oldest customers. This time, it supported military pensioners whose association is celebrating two decades of work this year. With a donation in the amount of RSD 80,000, the Bank financially supported the organization of the jubilee celebration, as well as the preparation of the "Monograph of the Association of Military Pensioners of Serbia 2003-2013".
With the desire to preserve the history, the Bank wholeheartedly congratulates the jubilee and wishes you good luck in your future work!
More than 100 eminent experts in neurosurgery from all over the world will meet in Belgrade at the First Congress of Neurosurgeons of Southeast Europe - SEENS 2013, which will be held from October 30 to November 02, 2013. Postal Savings Bank supports the efforts of domestic medical experts, so that citizens in this region can also receive top-quality medical assistance, therefore it sponsored the event in the amount of EUR 1,000 (in RSD equivalent) for the purpose of exchanging the latest experiences and active participation of domestic doctors in the current events of European and world medicine. Because we believe in knowledge!
After winning the gold medal at the world competition in Prague, the success of our young artists continues. This year, the City of Niš Youth Philharmonic Orchestra - Naissus, participated for the first time in the SUMMA CUM LAUDE International Festival of Youth Orchestras in Vienna. 30 orchestras from 18 countries around the world took part in this prestigious competition, and the Niš Youth Philharmonic Orchestra was the first representative of our country at the festival, winning a high 4th place in a strong competition. In order to provide financial support to cover travel expenses for young people who came from other cities in order to participate in the festival that took place from July 06 to 10, 2013 in Vienna, the Bank allocated another RSD 50,000.
Serbia has been known as the land of plums for decades, perhaps even centuries. In terms of plum production, our country ranks second in Europe and fourth in the world, side by side with great powers such as the USA, China and Germany. Plum has been the trademark of the municipality of Blace for years, and in its honor, the 11th Plum Festival "Plum Days, Blace 2013" will be held this year under the slogan "Kiss of the plum". According to the organizers' estimates, "Plum Days", which will last from August 23 to 25 will bring together close to 100,000 people from the country and abroad. The aim of this event is to promote plums and numerous products obtained from this precious fruit. Traditionally, producers will compete in distilling the best rakija, and in addition, competitions will be organized for the best plum orchard and the best young farmer for 2013. Postal Savings Bank supported this event with a donation of RSD 30.000 because it believes in the quality of Serbia and the plum as one of its symbols. With the belief that the plum will get its deserved place among the world's top products, the Bank wishes the organizers good luck!
Postal Savings Bank Pensioners' Association received an invitation to participate in the "6th Third Age Olympics of Sports, Health and Culture" in Vrnjačka Banja. The patron of the Olympics is Jovan Krkobabić, PhD, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Initiatives like this provide a good example of how much joy can be had even in the third age, which is why the Bank supported its contestants, former employees, in the form of a one-time financial aid in the amount of RSD 70,400.00.
Always aware of the unenviable situation of the Roma community, the Bank gladly responded to the request of the Children's Roma Humanitarian Center "Vlach Roma" and supported the literacy project for Roma children. The Bank supported the project, which aims at the comprehensive integration of Roma into society through literacy programs and providing basic living conditions, in the amount of RSD 100,000.00. Let's help Roma be employed and literate!
In April 2012, the counter-terrorism unit of the Ministry of Interior of Serbia founded the "Grifon PTJ" Practical Shooting Club. The founders and members of the club are active policemen and sports shooters engaged in classical shooting sports disciplines.
The Bank supported the love of precision and patience, elements necessary for practicing this sport, by making a donation in the amount of RSD 200,000.00. The donation will be used to purchase equipment that will help the club achieve even better results at European and world competitions. All we have left to do is cheer!
The biggest sports event in Prokuplje, the international tournament "ITF Pro Circuit Women S", organized by the "Topličanin" Tennis Club, will bring together more than 100 competitors from 20 countries this year. "Topličanin" is a member of the Serbian First Tennis League for senior teams and for many years has preserved the love for tennis in Prokuplje. The Bank has decided to support the tournament with a donation in the amount of RSD 70,000.00 because it believes that the love for this sport will attract other young and talented athletes to become interested and train hard in an effort to justify the high standards set by Serbian tennis players, who have been among the best placed competitors on the world tennis scene for a long time.
The International Children's Folklore Festival "Licitar" in Užice celebrated its 5th anniversary this year. On this small jubilee, the festival will bring together over 22 ensembles with about 800 children from Russia, Czech Republic, Germany, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, Mexico, and Japan. In the five years of its existence, over 100,000 people have enjoyed learning about other cultures and customs through the most beautiful form possible: music and dance. The importance of the event in the national context is best illustrated by the fact that the patron of the festival this year is the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Tomislav Nikolić. Like last year, the Bank wholeheartedly supported this important event with a donation of RSD 500,000.00.
To the Licitar heart from the heart!
Valentina Vanja Kalezić is a brave mother suffering from a vicious disease - leukemia. Determined to fight for her life so that she could spend a long time with her family, Valentina was forced to undergo a bone marrow transplant at the German clinic Malteser Krankenhaus St. Franciscus. She decided to take this step after intensive chemotherapy, taking 160 medications a day and stem cell treatment, which did not produce the expected results. In order to help this brave mother in the fight for her life, Postal Savings Bank joined other donors and made a donation in the amount of RSD 20,000.00 for the continuation of her treatment.
Good luck Vanja and stay brave!
Mihailo Petrović was the first Serbian pilot. He paid with his life for his love of flying, thus earning the tragic title of the first aviation victim in our country, and the second in the entire world! This year marks the centenary of his last flight. Organized by the "Association of Retired Military Pilots and Paratroopers", the centenary of his death is the backbone of many significant activities, the task of which is to preserve the history of our aviation from oblivion.
In addition to the exhibition "Remembrance of Aviation Victims" and the commemorative event held in March 2013, the Association has more activities planned. One of them is the traditional gathering on June 15, 2013 in front of Mihailo Petrović's birth house. Postal Savings Bank has decided to financially support the noble idea of preserving our history from oblivion and donated RSD 20,000.00 to the Association.
By order of field marshal Radomir Putnik in December 1912, a landing site for "aeroplanes", balloons and carrier pigeons was built near Niš, making that city the cradle of Serbian aviation. The book about this significant anniversary, 100th anniversary of our aviation, was supported by Postal Savings Bank with a donation in the amount of RSD 30,000.00.
The project, which aims to leave to future generations a testimony about the history of flying in Serbia, was initiated by the Association of Retired Non-Commissioned Officers of Serbia. The donation was made to this Association.
The contemporary fine art scene is our pledge for the future. Therefore, it is necessary to support and monitor its development. For the fifth year in a row, Art Salon is doing exactly that. The goal of their, already traditional, event "Fine Arts Salon" is to nurture aesthetic and fine art culture. A special emphasis on artists with disabilities encourages the sensitization of the environment for diversity. This year, at least 12 prominent painters and sculptors will participate in the Art Salon, and the education of children and young people is also planned as part of specially organized workshops. Postal Savings Bank joined other donors and supported this initiative with a donation in the amount of RSD 800,000.00.
In the promotion of contemporary art within the Art Salon, guests will have plenty to enjoy from September 23 to October 13, 2013.
Humans have always sought to express themselves creatively and thus analyze and accept the world. The modern world and its speed need art more than ever. That is why the Bank strives to support initiatives that nurture and develop the artistic tendencies of individuals. "YOUTH COUNCIL OF THE KOVAČICA MUNICIPALITY" is a non-governmental organization that deals with informal education of young people. One of the Council's projects is the International Art Colony "Kovačica Art 2013", which is organized with the aim of promoting art, creativity and multiculturalism. A nice idea, created a few years ago, has grown into a tradition that helps develop friendship between different nations and cultures. This year, 12 academic and naïve painters are participating in the art colony, who will selflessly share their vast knowledge and experience with over 60 young artists up to 30 years of age during one week in May. Postal Savings Bank supported this creative event with a donation in the amount of RSD 90,000.00.
For a more beautiful life and art!
The hopes of the world rest on young people. If these young people are also educated and skilled, our world will become and remain a much better place. This is precisely what the Zoran Đinđić Foundation is working on. The goal of the scholarship program for university students and young experts in Serbia, which is implemented by this Foundation, is professional training of young people who will later apply the acquired knowledge to the development of the Serbian economy. The Bank has recognized this commendable initiative and financially supported the Foundation by making a donation in the amount of RSD 200,000.00.
Because Serbia deserves the best!
The Niš Youth Philharmonic Orchestra - Naissus returned crowned with golden laurels from their first international competition, the World Competition in Prague. They brought a gold medal to their hometown of Niš as proof that they are the best in the world. They were the only representative of Serbia, and the expert jury gave them a standing ovation after their performance! Like their fellow citizen Konstantin, this group of young and talented people is spreading the good name of Niš around the world. With its donation of RSD 50,000.00, the Bank joined other donors with the idea of supporting the participation of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra - Naissus at the SUMMA CUM LAUDE Festival of Youth Philharmonic Orchestras in Vienna, which is held from July 06 to 10, 2013.
It will be a pleasure to listen to the applause of the world's experts again because music really speaks all languages!
The Bank donated financial assistance in the amount of EUR 5,000 to the University Clinical Hospital Center "Dr Dragiša Mišović - Dedinje" for participation in covering the costs of a cardiotocograph purchase.
At the request of the Secretary General of the Association for School Sports of the city of Niš, the Bank made a donation to the Association in the amount of RSD 250,000.00 to support the participation of school children who are talented athletes, in the 9th School Children Olympics of the Republic of Serbia, which will be held in Sremska Mitrovica from May 09 to 15, 2012.
At the request of the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, the Bank approved a donation to the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade in the amount of RSD 100,000.00 to support the organization of the International Scientific Conference XVII Geometrical Seminar, which will be held in Zlatibor from September 03 to 08, 2012.
At the request of the Chairman of the organizing committee of the International Children's Festival "Licitar", the Bank made a donation in the amount of RSD 300,000.00 to support the organization of the International Festival, which will be held from August 20 to 25, 2012 in Užice and other tourist destinations.
At the request of the President of KUD "Milan Đ. Milićević" from Ripanj, the Bank decided to make a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000.00 to support the participation in the international folklore festival, which will be held from July 27 to August 06, 2012 in the city of Porto, in Portugal.
At the request of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the " Đorđe Weifert" Foundation Belgrade, the Bank made a donation to the " Đorđe Weifert" Foundation in the amount of RSD 350,000.00 in order to promote the heritage of Đorđe Weifert, one of the most important individuals in the establishment of financial institutions in Serbia, and to support the preparation of the Monograph " Đorđe Weifert 1850-1937".
At the request of the President of the Serbian Association of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics, the Bank made a donation to the Association in the amount of RSD 30,000.00 for the purchase of equipment and in order to support the participation of members of the Association at the 20th Republic Sports Games, which were held from September 13 to September 16, 2012 in the hotel "Termal" in Mataruška Banja, under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.
At the request of PE Mreža - Most, the Bank decided to make a donation in the amount of RSD 100,000.00 to support the realization of the documentary program TV Most and TV plus, with the aim of providing information and preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Kosovo and Metohija.
At the request of the President of the Serbian Paralympic Committee, the Bank made a donation in the amount of RSD 50,000.00 to help cover the costs of preparation and participation in the Paralympic Games in London, where Serbian athletes won two gold and three silver medals.
At the request of the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Novi Sad, the Bank provided financial assistance to this Faculty for the purpose of rewarding its five best students, namely: Visković Jelena, Đuza Predrag, Pogančev Gordana, Karapandžin Jelena and Simić Maja, by opening savings accounts and depositing the amount of RSD 30,000.00 per rewarded student, at Dean's suggestion.
At the request of the Dean of the Faculty of Transportation and Traffic, University of Belgrade, the Bank decided to make a donation to the Faculty in the amount of RSD 200,000.00 as a financial assistance for the organization of the 30th Symposium on New Technologies in Postal and Telecommunication Traffic.
At the request of the parents of the seriously ill Goran Simijonović, the Bank provided funds in the amount of RSD 30,000.00 as a financial assistance for the brain surgery that will be performed in London and hopefully save the life of this brave young man.
At the request of the Director of the Institute for Agricultural Economics Belgrade, the Bank made a donation to the Institute for Agricultural Economics Belgrade in the amount of RSD 70,000.00 as a financial assistance for the organization of the International Scientific Conference entitled: "Sustainable agriculture and rural development in the function of achieving the strategic goals of the Republic of Serbia within the Danube region".
At the request of the vice-president of the Association of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics, a donation was made to the Association of Paraplegics and Quadriplegics in the amount of RSD 20,000.00 as a financial assistance for the organization of the Association's Annual General Assembly.
The Bank donated funds to the Center for Education, Research and Development in the amount of RSD 60,000.00 as a financial support for the implementation of the project Support for Career Development of Young People in Serbia.
Gymnasium Kraljevo from Kraljevo, 44 Dositejeva Street, contacted Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade with a request for the approval of funds for the reconstruction of the building that suffered major damage in the devastating earthquake that struck the town of Kraljevo and its surroundings in November 2010. The school building is jointly used by Gymnasium and the High School of Economic Sciences in Kraljevo, but students are not able to attend classes here without reconstruction. In order to provide assistance in remediating the consequences of the earthquake, guided by the principle of solidarity and humanity, which is inherent to every socially responsible business entity, based on Article 54, paragraph 1, item 23) of the Statute of Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade, number A01-2-1670 SK-41/ 5 dated April 28, 2011, at the request of the Kraljevo Gymnasium, number 01-311 dated June 13, 2011, Executive Board of the Bank, at the meeting held on June 17, 2011, issued a Decision on approval of funds in the amount of RSD 30,000,000.00 (in letters: thirty million dinars and 00/100), as financial aid for the reconstruction of the school building that was damaged in the earthquake in November 2010.
At the 201st coordinating meeting of the Third Convocation held on August 09, 2011, the Executive Board of the Bank issued the Decision on making a donation to the traditional 3rd International Children's Folklore Festival "Licitar" in Užice held from August 19 to 24, 2011, and approved the payment in the amount of RSD 200,000.00 to the account of the Organizing Committee of the Festival.
Based on the decision on the donation for the purchase of an incubator in the "Give babies a chance" campaign, which was entered into Bank's records under number A01–3-3374/8 IO III – 226/8, on September 13, 2011, the Executive Board of the Bank approved a donation for the purchase of one incubator necessary for the Institute of Neonatology and other health institutions in Serbia, organized by the B92 Fund.
The Bank made a payment in the amount of EUR 16,225.00, in RSD equivalent at the middle exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia on the day of payment.
At the 247th coordinating meeting of the Third Convocation held on October 12, 2011, at the request and with immense gratitude of the Clinical Center of Serbia, the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade, approved a donation of up to RSD 1,000,000.00 for the purchase of:
At the 247th coordinating meeting of the Third Convocation held on October 12, 2011, at the request and with immense gratitude of the director of the Institute of Neonatology in Belgrade, based on the Decision on making a donation for the purchase of medical equipment, the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade approved a donation of up to RSD 550,000.00 for the purchase of:
At the request of the writer Slobodan Jarčević, member of the St. Petersburg's Academy of Sciences and Arts in Russia, the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade, at the 262nd coordinating meeting of the Third Convocation held on November 02, 2011, issued a Decision on the approval of donation to the publishing house "Miroslav" in Belgrade, 15 Goce Delčeva Street, for the publication of Homer's "Iliad" rewritten in Serbian decasyllable, which was used for all Serbian epic heroic poetry, which were rewritten by the writer Sobodan Jarčević according to the translation form the Greek language by the Serbian Hellenist Prof. Miloš Đurić.
The Bank made a donation to the publishing house in the amount of RSD 100,000.00 for the above stated purpose.
At the initiative of the manager of the "Zoran Đinđić Foundation", Belgrade, the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade, at the 268th coordinating meeting of the Third Convocation held on November 10, 2011, issued a Decision on the approval of donation to the "Zoran Đinđić Foundation" in the amount of RSD 300,000.00 for the implementation of the scholarship program for university students and young experts.
On November 25, 2011, the Executive Board of Postal Savings Bank JSC Belgrade made a decision on the approval of donation in the amount of EUR 5,000.00 in RSD equivalent for the purchase of an answering machine for the "Halobeba" project. The goal of this donation is to increase the capacity of the "Halobeba" line at the City Institute for Public Health in Belgrade. The initiative to support the "Halobeba" project was launched by Western Union, whose local agent is Postal Savings Bank, as well as in cooperation with UNICEF.