Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra: Join The Cooperative Sector's Pledge For A Fully Developed India In Amrit Kaal: Tomar
Union Minister Tomar launched the event's theme song and released the souvenir.
The Credit Society National Convention, a two-day event organized by Sahakar Bharti, commenced with an inaugural ceremony graced by Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Pusa Fair Ground, Delhi. Addressing a multitude of delegates, Tomar urged the cooperative sector to actively contribute to India's development, aligning with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision.
Emphasizing the importance of honest representation, Tomar acknowledged Sahakar Bharti as a strong representative organization in the cooperative field. The convention, named 'ElevatED,' witnessed a significant gathering of credit societies, fostering discussions on utilizing cooperative values to enhance engineering education.
Tomar underscored the role of Sahakar Bharti in advancing cooperation through its dedicated services. He highlighted the historical significance of cooperation in Indian culture, emphasizing the need for values in fostering progress. Despite a rich cultural heritage, Tomar noted that the journey of cooperation remained incomplete post-independence due to a lack of vision in previous leadership. However, with Prime Minister Modi's visionary leadership, Tomar expressed optimism for a transformative journey.
The recent establishment of a separate Ministry of Cooperation, under Amit Shah's leadership, signals a radical change in the cooperative sector, according to Tomar. He predicted that this change, coupled with a cooperative spirit, would contribute significantly to rural areas, particularly in agriculture. The digitization of Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) and their expansion are part of the government's initiatives to strengthen the sector.
BL Verma, addressing credit society representatives, highlighted the Ministry of Cooperation's commitment to the welfare of cooperative institutions. Steps have been taken to address issues such as warehouse shortage, with a focus on recovery to protect the funds of the poor. The Ministry's efforts aim to empower youth and farmers who secure loans through cooperatives.
Uday Joshi, the National General Secretary of Sahakar Bharti, stressed the importance of digitalization in credit societies and called for collective efforts to achieve Prime Minister Modi's vision of a fully developed India. The convention saw the participation of thousands of cooperative brothers and sisters from 17 states.
Union Minister Tomar launched the event's theme song and released the souvenir. Other notable figures present included Union Minister of State for Cooperation B.L. Verma, Sahakar Bharti's national president Dinanath Thakur, and NEFCB president Jyotidra Bhai Mehta. The convention provided a platform for stakeholders to discuss, collaborate, and contribute to the cooperative sector's growth and development.