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SBI calls M K Gandhi for clerical exam!

June 24, 2008 19:43 IST

Foxed by an online form allegedly filled up by some pranksters, the State Bank of India [Get Quote] has called the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi [Images] to attend its pre-examination training programme.
Authorities of the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad were surprised when they received a letter from the SBI's central recruitment and promotional department in Mumbai, in the name of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
The bank authorities asked Mahatma Gandhi to remain present for the training camp for bank clerks at the A G Teachers Institute of Ahmedabad, organised for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates for a week to prepare them for taking the examinations.
"This seems to be the work of some pranksters. Now-a-days it has become a fashion to play pranks on the name of celebrated leaders," said secretary of the Sabarmati Ashram Amrutbhai Modi. "Or somebody might have done this to check the working of a bank in an attempt to expose them," Modi told PTI.
The Ashram received the letter last week. "We have written a letter to the SBI regarding the matter," said Modi.
SBI officials said they recieved 25 lakh online applications and had decided not to check them manually at
this stage.

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