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New notes for Deepavali bring added cheer

I had planned to withdraw new notes of various denominations to give to family members as part of the upcoming Deepavali celebrations.

However, I was disappointed when the staff at UOB's Parkway Parade branch initially told me there were no new notes available. I was advised to get new notes during Chinese New Year, which is several months away.

However, a day later, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from the UOB branch, informing me that new notes were available, though not for all denominations.

I appreciate the efforts made by the bank to show understanding and respect for Hindus who would surely appreciate having fresh dollar notes for the festive season.

The initiative shown by UOB will add much cheer to my family's Deepavali celebrations.

I hope other banks can also give this due consideration, such that all races can have new notes with which to celebrate their respective festivals.

Jayshree Aasit Gandhi (Mrs)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 23, 2016, with the headline 'New notes for Deepavali bring added cheer'. Print Edition | Subscribe