POST TIME: 3 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Effective cooperative to combat curse of poverty, say speakers
National Cooperatives Day observed in cities
BSS, Rajshahi

Effective cooperative to combat  curse of poverty, say speakers

Speakers at a post-rally discussion here yesterday called for infusing dynamism into the cooperatives as it’s very much effective towards freeing the nation from the curse of poverty and hunger. They urged for finding effective ways and means to attain strength and prosperity in every sphere of national life and for making the cooperatives movement a total success.

The Department of Cooperatives and District Cooperatives Union jointly organised the discussion at Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Zila Parishad Auditorium in the city to mark the 48th National Cooperatives Day-2019. ‘Philosophy of Bangabandhu, Development in Cooperatives’ was the main theme of this year’s day. Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton and Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi division Zakir Hossain addressed the discussion as the chief and special guests respectively with Deputy Commissioner Hamidul Haque in the chair. Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Ameer Jafar, Divisional Joint Registrar of the Department of Cooperatives Golam Sarwar and Superintendent of Police Md Shahidullah also spoke.

Mayor Liton stressed the need for strengthening the cooperatives movement everywhere in the society, mentioning that cooperatives can play a big role in the country’s development. He added that if the cooperatives’ movement can be carried out properly, then the country will develop faster to materialise the spirit of the War of Liberation and ensure social security. Liton also emphasized the importance of training youths to be good human resources to potentially end unemployment in the region.

BSS adds from Rangpur: Officials at a post-rally discussion today said rural people have started reaping enormous benefits from cooperative activities to enhance productivity in every sector to cut poverty and achieve self-reliance. They expressed the view at the discussion organised by District Cooperatives Office at Town Hall auditorium here in observance of the 48th National Cooperative Day- 2019’. Earlier, the District Cooperatives Office brought out a huge rally on the city streets with participation of officials and employees, leaders and activists of different cooperative organisations, students, youths, civil-society members and local elite.