TURA, Nov 20: The celebrations of 69th All India Cooperative Week in Meghalaya concluded with the closing ceremony-cum-exhibition organised by the Cooperation department in collaboration with the Meghalaya Cooperative Apex Bank, Rural Financing, Megha-LAMP and MBMA at Parade Ground, Tura, on Saturday where the West Garo Hills deputy commissioner, Swapnil Tembe, was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, the deputy commissioner said that working together as a team has multiplier effect and opportunities of success are enhanced. He also stressed on the need to become self sufficient. Further, while talking about opportunities available in the region, he informed that West Garo Hills has started a mission to become self sufficient by 2027.
During the day long program, the messages from the Union Home minister, Amit Shah and the chief executive officer of National Cooperative Union of India, Sudhir Mahajan, were read out by the senior cooperative officers, Rakhi Ch Momin and BD Sangma respectively.
On the day, the three best Integrated Village Cooperative Societies, namely, Nangrimesa IVCS of West Garo Hills, Asil Dikkagre IVCS of East Garo Hills and Katchi Garantai IVCS of South Garo Hills received the awards from the chief guest and the 10 IVCS selected as banking correspondents received the micro ATMs.
East Garo Hills ARCS, R Rymbai, delivered the welcome address and the others who spoke on the occasion included, DM Karsyntiew, deputy registrar, Shillong and Osmond Nongbri, MD, MCAB, Shillong.
The branch manager of MCAB, Tura, Barding Marak, proposed the vote of thanks.