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Business News/ Money / Personal Finance/  RBI observes financial literacy week from February 26 to March 1; all you need to know
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RBI observes financial literacy week from February 26 to March 1; all you need to know

The RBI's Financial Literacy Week in 2024, observed from February 26 to March 1, centred around the theme - Make a Right Start: Become Financially Smart. Geared towards young adults, especially students, the goal was to cultivate responsible financial habits from an early stage in life.

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RBI observes Financial Literacy Week 2024. (HT_PRINT)

Starting in 2016, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has consistently allocated each year to the observance of Financial Literacy Week (FLW). The primary goal is to convey messages regarding financial education to the general public, fostering the empowerment of individuals to adopt responsible financial behaviour and make informed financial decisions.

What is this year’s theme?

The designated theme for the Financial Literacy Week scheduled from February 26 to March 01, 2024, is “Initiate Wisely: Cultivate Financial Savvy". The theme centres on young adults and students, seeking to imbue prudent financial habits from an early age. It promotes the cultivation of a robust financial groundwork, fostering enhanced financial security and the attainment of future goals.

The focus lies on saving and recognizing the efficacy of compounding in wealth generation. Modern-day investors highlight that even modest, regular savings can experience exponential growth over time, all thanks to compound interest. This proves crucial for achieving long-term financial objectives such as retirement and education.

For students, it holds greater significance as it instructs them on topics such as bank accounts, secure transactions, budgeting, credit management, and navigating financial products tailored to their requirements. As online banking becomes increasingly prevalent, understanding cybersecurity risks and adopting secure digital financial practices is vital to safeguard personal financial information. The emphasis of the current year's theme aligns with broader objectives to foster a more financially literate and empowered population in India.

RBI’s efforts in promoting financial literacy

The Annual Financial Literacy Week features specialized campaigns addressing key financial themes, aiming to raise awareness across various segments of society. Collaborating with banks, block-level centers were set up to provide financial counseling and guidance to local communities. Dedicated museums have been established to enlighten the public about the history and development of money and banking in India. 

The widely acclaimed “RBI Kehta Hai" campaign is actively disseminating information about banking, finance, and consumer rights through various media channels. The RBI collaborates with institutions such as the NCERT to integrate financial literacy into school and university curriculums.

Impact of initiatives undertaken by the RBI

The proactive measures taken by the RBI have notably elevated financial awareness in India, resulting in

  • Individuals are making more informed decisions regarding the management of their finances.
  • Promoting a savings culture and advocating for long-term financial planning has led to an increase in savings.
  • Empowered consumers are better equipped to exercise their rights and safeguard themselves against fraudulent activities.
  • An increasing number of individuals are becoming part of the formal financial system, gaining access to banking, investment, and insurance products.

Ceremonial details

During the event, the Reserve Bank of India, Ahmedabad Regional Office (ARO), hosted the opening ceremony of the FLW at RBI, ARO. Shri Ashok Parikh, General Manager (Officer-In-Charge), inaugurated the Financial Literacy Week, unveiled the Messages, and revealed the financial literacy posters featuring the theme of FLW 2024. The event was attended by RBI Officials, NABARD, SLBC, UTLBC, and senior bankers from the state. In his address to the gathering, Shri Parikh encouraged all stakeholders to widely promote the messages of FL Week 2024.

Banks have been instructed to share information and raise awareness among the public throughout the week on the mentioned theme. They are encouraged to display posters created by the RBI on their websites, ATMs, mobile applications, and digital display boards installed in their branches.

Additionally, as a component of the FLW campaign in 2024, the RBI is delighted to introduce the Financial Literacy Ideathon. This initiative aims to gather inventive proposals from postgraduate students, focusing on imaginative approaches to promote financial literacy among young individuals. The goal is to empower them to adopt responsible financial behaviour and make well-informed financial choices.

 

 

 

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Published: 28 Feb 2024, 10:02 AM IST
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