Srinagar, Aug 23: J&K Bank has been felicitated as a top bank in India at the Dun & Bradstreet- Polaris Financial Technology Awards 2013. The Bank was selected as the Best Private Sector Bank under the category ‘Rural Reach’ for the Dun & Bradstreet Banking Awards 2013. S S Sehgal, Bank’s President & Zonal Head received the award on behalf of the bank at a grand ceremony held in Mumbai Thursday evening. The award was jointly presented by Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO Dun & Bradstreet India, M Damodaran, Chairman Excellence Enablers Private Limited, R Gopalan Former Secy Ministry of Finance and R K Sharma, COO, PC Jeweler. The award recognizes bank’s growth and resilience; its credentials and sound fundamentals. It is the recognition of bank’s longstanding commitment of reaching out to people living in rural regions, hard-to-access locations and backward areas. It is the acknowledgement of Bank’s success in financial inclusion, which is being pursued as a mission. The high profile function was attended by Senior Bankers, Chief Executive Officers of many top Corporate Houses of India, Senior Bureaucrats, prominent journalists and media persons besides many other distinguished Guests.The Awards event is closely tied to the publication, India’s Top Banks. The publication ‘India’s Top Banks 2013’ captures the key trends of the scheduled commercial banks (SCBs), comprising of 26 Public Sector Banks (PSBs), 20 Private Sector Banks and 16 Foreign Banks. Notably, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) – Polaris Financial Technology Banking Awards 2013 seek to recognize the growth and resilience of the Indian banking industry.