To celebrate 70th All India Cooperative Week, an impressive function was organised by the Department of Cooperatives District Ganderbal at Town Hall. The function was presided over by the Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies Ganderbal, Mushtaq Ahmad Maqdoomi, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies Block Lar, Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal, Branch manager State Cooperative Bank Ganderbal .
Members and stakeholders of Cooperative Societies of the district participated in the said programme. Mohammad Rafiq Baba, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies Block Lar in his welcome address described the importance and significance of Cooperative Week Celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Registrar highlighted the pioneering role played by the Cooperative Institutions in strengthening the national economy by bridging the rural urban divide and creating opportunities for income generations besides illuminated the gathering with various schemes and programmes extended through the department also stressed upon the need for diversification of business activities.
On the occasion, highlighting the achievements, success stories, the speakers from the Department of Cooperatives and Baba Mian Nizam Ud Din Cooperative Educational Institution elaborated the contribution in serving the community through the Cooperative Sector.
In his address, the Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal praised the role played by the Cooperatives in serving the general masses. He stressed the need to organise awareness camps at various levels, so that the essence of doing business on a Cooperative based economic model is disseminated far and wide. He also complimented Cooperative Department Ganderbal for organising an impressive and fruitful programme.
At the end of the programme, in recognition of their outstanding contribution in their respective fields, cooperatives were awarded with certificate of appreciation/excellence and registration certificates were distributed among 3 newly registered Primary Agricultural Cooperative Credit Societies and 1 Dairy Cooperative Society by the Deputy Registrar Cooperative Societies Ganderbal, Assistant Registrar Cooperative Societies Block Lar, Chief Agriculture Officer Ganderbal, Branch manager State Cooperative Bank Ganderbal.