The employees of Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd. (BgSE), which is one of the leading stock exchanges in the country, celebrated their 50th foundation day in Bangalore on Sunday.

Highlighting some of the laurels of BgSE, Manjit Singh from BgSE said, “We have the distinction of being the first to set up a full-fledged library and information centre with a vast selection of books on the capital market and software with extensive data about more than 5,000 companies. Information is power and we put that in the hands of our investors so that they can make well-informed decisions.”

Earlier known for trading in government securities, it has now expanded its operations to trading in equity and other securities of listed companies. The exchange has investor service centres in Mysore, Hubli, Shimoga, Davangere, Tumkur and Mangalore.

A press release said that in 2011-12, it recorded a turnover of Rs. 13,200 crore through more than one lakh clients. BgSE offers a number of certificate training courses to educate students about the capital market and to bridge the gap between theory and practice.