Union home minister and first minister of cooperation of India, Amit Shah will be addressing the first-ever National Cooperative Conference in Delhi, on Sunday, the announcement was made by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday, while adding to this the party said, millions of people linked to these collective bodies around the world will join the programme virtually.
- More than 2,000 people associated with cooperatives will be present at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, the BJP added in its statement. In total, more than 80 million are expected to participate virtually in the event.
“This is the first big event (where) the minister will address the cooperatives and will share the government’s vision and outline the roadmap for the development of this sector in the country,” the cooperative ministry’s spokesperson earlier told reporters, according to news agency PTI.
This will also be the first time where members of cooperatives will be addressed cooperation minister Amit Shah directly, Amit Shah in His speech will be speaking about the Centre’s plan for the sector, the official added. Minister of state of cooperation BL Verma and International Cooperatives Alliance (Global) president Ariel Guarco also participated in the conference.
Cooperative bodies like IFFCO, the National Cooperative Federation of India, Amul and Sahakar Bharti among others will be organizing the event . The live broadcast of the programme will be available on the social media platforms of all the above bodies from 11am on Saturday.
The Union ministry of cooperation was formed in July this year. According to an official statement, the ministry aims to strengthen the cooperative movement in India, provide a separate administrative, legal and policy framework and streamline the processes to enable the development of Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS).