The 22nd death anniversary of freedom fighter and legendary leader of the Indian cooperative movement late Shri Tapeshwar Singh was observed in Delhi on Monday. His admirers had turned up in strength to remember and pay respects to their leader.
A large number of people associated with the cooperative movement attended the function. His family members were also present on the occasion.
The function began with paying of floral tributes followed by a rendering of devotional songs. One of the leader’s grandsons accompanied the singer on tabla.
Talking to Indian Cooperative.com Shri Ranjit Singh, his son and a cooperator in his own right narrated his father’s tireless efforts to set up a web of cooperatives in the remote areas.
“He would leave early morning everyday by cycle with sattoo and travel far and wide motivating people to participate in the cooperative movement”, Ranjit said.
Tapeshwar Babu as he was fondly called by his followers, rose to the highest positions in the cooperative world. He was Chairman of NCCF, NAFED and was also the President of National Cooperative Union of India.