Dimapur, November 20: The 70th All India Cooperative Week, organised by Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Peren, was observed at Women Welfare Hall, Jalukie Town, on November 20. The inaugural session was graced by ADC Peren & Administrator Peren Town Council, Keyiranding Hegui as the special guest.
Hegui in his inaugural speech stressed on the motive behind the formation of cooperative societies and the need to strengthen the cooperative sectors in the district. Speaking on how other states are working towards increasing their economy, he encouraged the societies to work hard as the government is trying to help them in the best way possible and also advised them to value their economy and realise it.
He also urged them to refrain from mismanagement of funds received from the government in order to maintain transparency and accountability to take the district forward.
Hegui further reminded the gathering about the Winter Carnival-cum-Orchid Festival which is scheduled to be held from December 6 to 10 at Carnival Village, Tepuiki-Peren, where interested societies can take part during the event.
Earlier, Zaevituo Angami, SRCS i/c Assistant Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Peren, highlighted the different topics of the week-long celebration, its objectives, achievements and the strategies for way forward.
It was also observed at CKS Hall Tuensang, with Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, Deputy Commissioner of Tuensang, as the guest of honour.
Addressing the gathering, the DC emphasiSed the significance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN. She drew attention to the presence of registered societies in every village of Tuensang District, noting that while many societies exist, several exhibit zero performance in transactions.
Stressing the potential of Tuensang in organic vegetable production, she urged Self Help Groups (SHGs) to specialise in a single product and establish marketing linkages to uplift the economic status of societies. Furthermore, she called upon the Department of Co-operation to implement all central programmes in the district, ensuring widespread benefits for the local populace. (Page News Service)