National Co-operative week celebrated at  Bicholim

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Panaji: November 18, 2019 …The Thrift Co-operative Association  Ponda Ltd. along with its allied Co-operative Societies from Sattari and Bicholim Talukas  observed the 66th National Co-operative week at  Bicholim recently. The  theme of  the celebration was  Re- Orientation, Training. & Education  through Success Stories. Shri Venkatesh Shenoy keynote speaker delivered his address.
Dr. Sawant speaking on the occasion underscoring the need for participation  of people to strengthen the Co-operative movement said that the stakeholders of this sector  need to   undertake such activities to ensure that the welfare of the people is achieved.
Dr. Sawant further speaking stressed the need for all the players of this sector to come together to expand the  movement  and scope of the Co-operative movement.  There is need of upgradate training  in this field. There  are  some cooperative institutions which are on the verge of liquidation, which is not a good sign for the future of cooperative sector he said and stressed the importance of youth participation to make the cooperative movement successful. He expressed his opinion of not allowing the creation of new cooperative societies,  as the stake of the existing cooperative societies is at crossroads.
MLA and Chairman of GSHCL, Shri  Pravin zantye in his address said that  the cooperative sector has great potential to create huge opportunities of employment. Proper vision and functioning will result in expansion of cooperative movement.  The common men who invest need security. There should be no place for breach of trust. So the stakeholders of cooperative sector should abide by the principles of   honesty  and truth, he added.
 Registrar of Cooperative Societies Shri Menino DSouza appealed to the youth to participate in cooperative movement. With mutual cooperation welfare of all can be achieved he added.
The Chief  Minister honoured the representatives of cooperative  societies  for their successful operation and achievement.
Chairman of Goa State Cooperative Bank Ltd. Shri Ulhas  Phaldesai; Chairman, Bicholim   Electricity Employees  Cooperative Society Ltd. Shri. Ashok Parab and others attended the function.
Thereafter at Karapur, Tisk Dr. Sawant inaugurated  II Phase  of Sarvaraj  Eco Farm in the presence of MLA Bicholim Shri. Pravin Zantye, Former  Chief Minister Shri. Pratapsingh Rane; Smt Vijayadevi Rane, Owner of the Farm  Ramapati L and others. Earlier  Dr. sawant  also witnessed the function  of 5th Annual day celebration of  Swara deep  Cultural Association at Bhagat wada Amona in Bicholim Taluka.

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