On the eve of International Year of Cooperative (IYC) Una District Cooperative Development Federation organized a conference in collaboration with Department of Cooperation at Una in Himachal Pradesh.
The seminar was a huge success with departmental officials throwing lights on various aspects of “Audits”, “Legal amendments”, “Managerial hindrances” and other Obstacles in the way of cooperatives.
The cooperators from the far flung areas of the District came to participate in the seminar and lauded the role of officials and the Uncofed for this unique programme. With this seminar the series of “International Cooperative Year celebrations” have picked up at Block Levels too.
Additional Registrar of Cooperative Societies Smt. Raakhil Kahaloan( IAS), Deputy Commissioner Una, Mr J. R. Katwal (IAS), Assistant Registrar Coop Socs Una, Mr Sudhir Katoach and Mr Rajinder Sharma, a well-known co-operator and member of BODs of National and state organizations, were present on the occasion. More than 250 delegates from different cooperative organizations of the District Una participated in the conference.
The conference was hosted by Ravie Jaswal, Delegate IFFCO and a Inspector with the department of Cooperation.
Mr Rajinder Sharma in his introductory address highlighted the importance of International Cooperative Year, and its goal of expanding public awareness about the role of cooperatives.
Dr Vivek Pathania, District Development officer NABARD spoke about the Revival of Cooperative Credit Structure to promote agricultural based activities. He said the PACS of the state should work as multipurpose societies and diversify their activities.
Mr Bhupinder Singh, Principal of Himcapes, a cooperative, the first of its kind in India, promoting professional education in Law and Nursing, presented his analysis of the proposed constitutional amendments in the cooperative law.
Additional Registrar, Cooperatives Himachal Pardesh Smt Raakhil Kahaloan, emphasized the need of socio-economic development of the countryside through cooperatives. She called upon the cooperative bodies to use the latest techniques and management methods to be able to survive in the current fiercely competitive environment.
Sh. J.R.Katwal, Deputy Commissioner Una, described the role of District Una in Indian Cooperative Movement and recounted how Thakur Mian Heera Singh worked hard to form a soil conservation society in the year 1892.
Sh. Vijay Sharma, Vice-President Uncofed expressed his gratitude towards all present and thanked all for the active participation of the cooperators.