C'magalur town co-operative society turns 100

There should be co-operation in politics, but politics should not be there in co-operation, said District in-Charge Minister Suresh Kumar.

He was speaking after inaugurating the centenary celebrations of the Chikmagalur Town Co-operative Society at the DCC Bank Hall here on Tuesday. He said that the co-operative movement has gained momentum in the recent years. “People’s faith in co-operative sector should be increased. Members in co-operative societies should not take any decisions, which are against the interests of the people,” he suggested.

Talking about the Chikmagalur Town Co-operative Society, the Minister said that the organisation could record progress as the presidents had the co-operative mentality in them. “It is a matter of pride that the society has emerged as the fourth oldest co-operative society in the State,” he lauded and called upon members to strive to reach the benefits of the society to more people.

Karnataka State Cooperative Federation President G T Deve Gowda said that co-operative societies have been given autonomy. “All of us have the responsibility of preserving the autonomy,” he added.

People, who raise voice against the rise in milk price do not react if the water cess was hiked. “Earlier there were innumerable people, who were serving for the co-operative sector honestly. However, it is unfortunate that politics has entered into the sector.

Co-operative societies should not be a platform for politics,” he added.

MLA C T Ravi laid the foundation for the second floor of the bank building, while DCC Bank former President S L Bojegowda released the souvenir.

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