Jammu Tawi, November 20
Emphasizing the need for expansion of cooperative movement in the state, Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjey, today exhorted upon the youth to be active participants of this movement so that their energies are channelized for good of the society. “Cooperative movements should not be confined to just celebrations but these have to be expanded and utilized for the progress and prosperity of the society”, the Minister said while speaking at a function organized here today in connection with the conclusion of cooperative week celebrations. The Minister emphasized upon the officers of the Cooperative Department to create mass awareness about the cooperative movement at the grassroots level.
The Minister, while elaborating on government’s initiatives in this regard, said that an effective mechanism is being evolved to equip the cooperative units with all technologically advanced tools so that people at large get benefitted.
Dorjey asked the officers to raise massive awareness among the people regarding the activities and programs of the cooperative department as this is the key to achieving success in effective implementation of any scheme. He stressed the need for a strong synergy among the authorities and the people as well to revitalize and strengthen the working of cooperative department.
The Minister appreciated the efforts of the department for successful conduct of the cooperatives week celebrations which would prove to be of immense help in further increasing the number of beneficiaries under the ambit of schemes of the department. He said that, apart from these annual celebrations, the emphasis should be laid on observing such events on frequent basis in every nook and corner of the state.
Among others Secretary Cooperatives, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Chairman J&K Central Cooperative Bank, Mohinder Singh, Chairman J&K Housing Corporation, V.K.Magoo, Chairman Cooperatives School of Education and Research, Jammu, Balbir Singh Manhas, Registrar Cooperatives, Bashir Ahmad, General Manager Superbazar Jammu, Additional Registrar, Anjana Tickoo, President J&K Cooperatives Union Jammu, Rajesh Sharma, besides other officers and prominent citizens were present on the occasion.