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             Panaji: November 19, 2019

                      Kartika 28, 1941  

Chief Minister, Dr. Pramod Sawant underscoring that cooperative is an universal concept said new faces has to be brought in for sustainable development of the sector. The main motto of the cooperative sector is to protect the interest of weaker section of the society, he added.


Chief Minister was speaking as a Chief Guest at the 66th Cooperative Week celebration programme at Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali organized by the Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Bicholim Zone and Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali, at Sankhali, today.


Chief Minister expressing his happiness over the overall growth of the Cooperative sector in the State said, cooperative movement should not be restricted only to financial transactions and urged them to shoulder other social responsibilities too.


The Chief Minister appealed to the people to avail benefits of various schemes implemented through various government platforms.  Cooperative sector should implement positive business ideas for self sustained life, he remarked.


Well known personalities and prominent figures from cooperative sector were felicitated at the hands of Chief Minister.


Shri Pandurang Sawant welcomed the guest.


Shri Vithal Vernekar, Chairman, Goa State Co. Marketing and Supply Federation; Shri Ulhas Faldessai, Shri Vithu Gawas, Director, Goa Rajya Sahakari Sangh, Shri Pandurang Kuttikar, Smt. Swati Mainkar, Shri Srirang Jambhale and others graced the occasion.


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