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J&K Cooperative Deptt celebrates 69th AIC Week at Tagore Hall

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SRINAGAR: An impressive & grand function was today organized by J&K Cooperative Department Kashmir on the culminating ceremony of 69th All India Cooperative Week here at Tagore Hall Srinagar.

Registrar Cooperative Societies, Shafqat Iqbal, was the Chief Guest on the occasion, while Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Qazi Sarwar was the guest of honour.

Among others present in the function were Additional Registrar Cooperative Societies, Kashmir, Bilquees Jan, Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars, officers, employees of the department, Representatives, and members of Cooperative Societies, students, Self Help Groups, and the general public.

Additional Registrar Cooperative Societies Kashmir while welcoming the guests and participants highlighted the importance of the Cooperative Department in revitalizing the economy through Cooperative society in every sector including education, health, market, milk, food processing, etc.

While speaking on the occasion, Registrar Cooperative Societies Kashmir, Shafqat Iqbal underlined the importance of the department in employment generation, utilization of local resources, and preparation of new quality and refined products at cheaper prices in a competitive market.

He presented an overview of the success achieved by the department with respect to ease of doing business, export production, Cooperative marketing, processing, and value addition, fostering innovation, promoting startups, technology upgradation, entrepreneurship development, public-private Cooperative partnership, financial inclusion, digitization of PACS and strengthening of database.

He said to commemorate the 75th year of Independence, seventy-five Cooperative programs were organised during which the policies were presented to take Cooperative Societies as a Cooperative movement.

Earlier, Registrar inspected stalls established by various Cooperatives and interacted with them. He also showed pleasure in the quality of products and packaging done by them.

He impressed on the handholding of Societies and educating them regarding market knowledge to perform well which will bring vibrancy to their business and department.

On the occasion, various cultural programmes including a Skit by Bashir Kootru and team, Rof, songs by yemberzal group, and performances by students of Gousia Cooperative Educational Institute Panzan Budgam & Chountwaliwar Cooperative Schools Ganderbal were presented to enthrall participants.

Meanwhile, several Cooperatives Societies were felicitated with awards and momentoes while five Societies were given registration certificates by the Chief Guest. Two Cooperative Schools were given momentoes and gift hampers for exemplary performance.

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