To address the ever growing shortage of coins in Vijayawada, Syndicate Bank organised a coin distribution mela at Swaraj Maidan on Saturday.

The mela was inaugurated by the bank's Assistant General Manager Achyutanand Das, who explained the purpose of the mela to the beneficiaries.

Chief Managers V. Trinadha Rao and S. Raja Pandi, informed the gathering that such coin melas would be held in future from time to time.

About 500 beneficiaries from all walks of life took advantage of the mela.