ART Gallery in Honiara came alive on Monday in a one day celebration to commemorate Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) 40th anniversary.
The event featured speeches, quizzes, tours to the Central Bank office and the Finance Ministry, money awareness talks, display of the country’s bank notes and bank related information.
Mostly students and their teachers packed the celebration venue to listen and learn about the history of the bank and the services it offers.
Other commercial banks also join in the celebration by setting up their stalls.
The highlight of the event was quiz competitions for the primary and high school students where cash prizes and other consolation prizes were given out.
The competition was to test the knowledge of students students on financial matters.
The winners receive their prizes towards the end of the event.
Many students have expressed excitement to be part of the event and to learn about the bank’s history its roles and functions in the country.