11th January being the Foundation Day of the Sahakar Bharati, the cooperative arm of RSS is geared to observe the day across India. In Gangavati district of Karnataka, the new President of Sahakar Bharati, Mr Ramesh Vaidya would personally participate in a high-voltage co-op event.
Talking to Indian Cooperative the mild-mannered Vaidya said that more than 600 cooperators from several parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are assembling in Gangavati today to observe the day and vow to uphold co-op values.
Besides the Gangawati event, our karyakartas are assembling in all the 400 districts in the country where Sahakar Bharati is active. A review of what we achieved in last one year and a roadmap for the next year are usually discussed on this occasion, said Vaidya who was made Sahakar Bharati President in Pushkar recently through a very smooth transition of power, possible only in self-less and dedicated organizations.
Vaidya also reiterated Sahakar Bharti’s commitment to the cooperative movement and said it has made sincere efforts over the last years to address several problems confronting cooperatives in the country.
Established on 11 January, in 1978, the cooperative body completes 40 years of its existence today. Sahakar Bharati was established by Late Laxmanrao Inamdar in 1978 in Pune with an objective to enlighten the masses about the benefits of the cooperative movement.
It is worth a mention that Sahakar Bharati celebrated the Laxman Rao Inamdar Centenary year in 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi which was addressed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi treats Inamdar as his political mentor.