Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cooperative movement plays vital role in Bangladesh’s prosperity

Cooperative movement plays vital role in Bangladesh’s prosperity

Our Correspondent GAIBANDHA, Nov 8: Speakers at a post-rally discussion said cooperative movement could play significant role in making Bangladesh prosperous and enriched country in the days ahead. It does have a great and potential strength in our development efforts. The discussions organised by district cooperative and Sadar upazila cooperative office in observance of the 48th National Cooperative Day- 2019 with the theme 'Philosophy of Bangabandhu. The 48th National Cooperatives Day was observed here as elsewhere in the country recently with a call to strengthening the cooperative movement in the society. Earlier, in the morning around 10 am, a grand rally was brought out from the premises of Public Library and Club (PLC) and ended at the same venue after parading the main roads of the town. Later, a discussion meeting was held at the auditorium of PLC with deputy commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin in the chair. Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini addressed the function as the chief guest and police super Towhidul Islam, general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, district unit, Abu Bakar Siddique, mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon were present at the event as the special guests. The speakers put emphasis on building social movement through active participation of all the concerned for strengthening the cooperative activities in the country to attain the cherished goal of the cooperative department. Whip of the Jatiya Sangshad and local lawmaker Mahabub Ara Begum Gini said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had recognized the cooperatives as one of the best weapons for the development. Bangabandhu had dreamt of a pro-people cooperatives movement for improving the fate of the poor and under privileged people, she added. The whip also underlined the importance of more involvement of womenfolk with the cooperatives to expedite country's economic progress as well as empowerment of women. DC Abdul Matin in his concluding speeches urged all to be more active and sincere to make the cooperatives activities more active and time-befitting in order to turn Bangladesh into a happy and prosperous nation. Earlier, district cooperative officer Ferdous Rahman made a welcome speech and said around 70,000 persons had been involved with 2526 general cooperative samities as cooperative members who are gradually becoming self-reliant after getting need base training on various income generating trades and credit facilities from the offices. A large number of upazila level officials, cooperative members, social workers, and NGO activists including journalists of print and electronic media attended the programmes.

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