Gangtok, November 27: (IPR) Three Cooperative Societies of Sikkim were awarded with the NCDC Regional Awards for Cooperative Excellence and Merit -2018, at an event held at Sahakari Bhawan Gangtok today. The Programme was organized by National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) in collaboration with Cooperation Department, Government of Sikkim.
The Cooperative Societies awarded on the occasion were:
1. Women Society- Nayuma Women’s Cooperative Society Ltd. Gangtok Sikkim
2. Primary Agriculture Credit Society- Luing Perbing Multi Purpose Cooperative Society Ltd. East Sikkim
3. Dairy Sector- Kadamtam Women’s Milk Producer’s Cooperative Society Ltd. Kadamtam, East Sikkim
The Awardees were given away a Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000 with a Memento and Certificates, respectively.
The programme was graced by Secretary Cooperation Department, Shri L. B. Chettri, as the Chief Guest and has the presence and participation of Additional Registrar, Cooperation Department Smt Jabi Thapa, CEO Sikkim Cooperative Union (SICUN) Shri Robin Sewa, NCDC officials, Managing Directors of Denzong Cooperation and SISCO Bank and officials from the Cooperation Department.
Secretary Shri L.B. Chettri in his address congratulated the awardees and thanked NCDC for choosing Sikkim as the host State for organizing the Regional-level programme. Appreciating the efforts of NCDC and officers of Cooperative Department, Shri Chettri said that programmes such as this one would definitely bring confidence and encouragement among the Cooperative Societies and infuse in them the zeal to work better in their respective areas.
He also talked about the responsibility of the Sector and urged everyone to focus more on up- scaling Cooperative Movement in Sikkim. He said that Cooperative Sector in the State should have a proper road map to further strengthen and institutionalize cooperative societies at the grassroots levels. He however maintained that the Cooperative sector in the State has seen visible improvement over the years.
CEO SICUN Shri Robin Sewa congratulated the awardees and gave a brief background of the Cooperative Movement in the State. He also briefed about the activities of SICUN.
During the programme, representatives from the award winning Societies shared their experiences and thanked NCDC, Cooperative Department and the Government of Sikkim for the recognition.
NCDC official Shri S. Goswami highlighted on NCDC Regional Award at each State/Union Territory and its objectives to recognize the important role played by Cooperatives for cooperative development of the country and to promote the spirit of competition amongst the grass-root level cooperatives i.e. Primary Level Societies and recognize their role in socio-economic development and to publicize the role of NCDC as a National Level Institution for Promotion and Development of Cooperatives.
National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) is a statutory corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India which provides financial assistance for development of Cooperatives.