Port Blair, Nov 20: The 66th All India Cooperative Week Celebration was concluded on 20th Nov, 2019 at A & N State Cooperative Union by Shri K Murugan, Managing Director, A & N State Coop. Bank Ltd, as the Chief Guest in presence of Representatives of various Apex Level Cooperatives, Govt. officials, PRI members and a large gathering of Cooperators.
The function started with the lightning of traditional lamp. At the outset, Shri. Anant Rao, General Secretary, A&N state Cooperative Union welcomed the Chief Guest and other delegates to the 66th All India Coop. Week Celebration 2019. He further informed the gathering that the main theme of Cooperative “Role of Co-operatives in New India and addressing the gathering on day’s topic “Financial Inclusion Technology Adoption and Digitalization Through Co-operatives”. He also informed the gatherings in aspect of weeklong programme were conducted throughout the Islands.
Shri K Murugan, Managing Director, A & N State Coop. Bank Ltd, as the Chief Guest of the programme handed over the Prizes & Awards to the Winning Candidates of school Childrens and Best Working Cooperative Societies.
He further highlighted the Main Theme “Role of Cooperatives in New India” and Financial Inclusion Technology Adoption And Digitalization Through Co-operatives. He further expressed his gratitude to Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and the Chairman of A & N State Cooperative Union and other Line Department for conducting successful weeklong Cooperative Week which was being conducted across the Islands. He further cited the example of A & N State Coop. Bank Ltd, for being in core banking solutions for its customers and the General Public. He also highlighted the efforts of bank for fetching modernization in the field of “technology adoption and digitalization” in exertion of involving co-operative sector, in the Islands such as Introducing Green Pin for Debit Card Holders, Cash Deposit Machine, IMPS, RTGS, PoS Machine, Rupay KCC, Mobile Demo Van and conducted various Training Programme like MEDP, Financial Literacy Through Digital Banking, Fashion Designing Course, Toy Making, Beautician Course etc.
The programme was also attended by Shri. Swaran Singh, Director, A & N State Coop. Union, Shri. Chakraborty, A & N State Cooperative. Union., Shri. K. Parmasivam, Director, A & N State Coop. Union, Shri. Shyamal Halder, Director, A&N State Coop. Union, Shri. R.P. Singh Secretary, CCS and Shri P G Paul, Senior Cooperator and Shri M K Sreenivasan, General Manager, ANCOFED Ltd.
The programme ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Shri Shyamal Halder, Director, A &N State Coop. Union.