Delhi: NCDC organized an event today to welcome and to felicitate the newly elected President, NCUI, Shri Dileepbhai Sanghani Ji at its headquarters in New Delhi and joined by all the Regional Offices across India and NEDAC Office Bangkok.
Welcoming Dileepbhai, MD NCDC Sh Sundeep Nayak said that Dileepbhai has been closely associated with NCDC for long, either as member of its General Council, as Chairman of apex bodies of cooperative banks in the country NAFSCOB, as Chairman of GUJCAMOSL, and as previous President of NAFED, Vice President of IFFCO etc. The great source of inspiration for cooperators across the country is Dileepbhai, who has always been of help to NCDC.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Sanghani said that honest and sincere efforts of NCDC team led by MD have made NCDC a leading development financial institution for cooperatives in the country. He said he now added a new dimension to his relationship with NCDC as President of NCUI.
He made special mention of his participation in the General Assembly of NEDAC conducted during November 2018 at New Delhi and the two-day brain storming deliberations for furthering cooperative movement in Asia-Pacific region which resulted in the organization of the first ever India International Cooperatives Trade Fair in October 2019. This fair was aimed at promoting export of cooperative products in tune with the first ever Agriculture Export Policy, 2018 of Government of India. He congratulated NCDC for its stellar role in the success of the Trade Fair.
Cooperatives have been playing an important economic and social role, however, the contribution of cooperatives is not as publicly recognized and often treated as “Invisible Agents of Change” in the society compared to public and private organizations.
Cooperatives in the country have contributed significantly in enhancing agricultural production, productivity and food security management. The initiative on strengthening the existing cooperatives and creation of new generation cooperatives on pragmatic footing can be an effective solution to varied problems and constraints faced by the agriculture sector currently. The involvement of youth and women for new generation cooperatives with adequate skill development and professionalism can only ensure good results.
Established in 1926 as the AllIndia Cooperative Institution Association and reorganized in 1961 as NCUI, NCDC and NCUI would forge a meaningful alliance for development of cooperatives. NCUI is a torch bearer of cooperative movement in India and of late it has diversified in activities and programmes to address emerging issues affecting the cooperative movement. As President of NCUI Sh Sanghani said, he would strive to make cooperative central-stage in all Government Schemes and take the cooperatives to the next level.
Shri Sanghani said that to quickly transform the dreams of Hon’ble Prime Minister, we have to believe in the maxim of Sahakar se Swarojgar and, Swarojgar se Atmanirbhar. Cooperatives would play a big role in enhancing one’s own income and thereby India becoming self reliant.