A group of 10 journalists representing various media houses in Nepal recently came calling to NCUI under the banner of Nepal Society of Cooperative Journalists to know about the functioning of the Indian Cooperative system and cooperative journalism, informs a press release.
As a part of the study visit the journalists visited IFFCO a highly successful cooperative where they interacted with senior officials of IFFCO who briefed them about the growth of the cooperative and factors responsible for its achievements.
Later, the participants were briefed about the cooperative movement in India, activities of NCUI and the role of media as an effective tool for wider coverage of achievements of cooperatives in the classroom sessions at NCCE.
In his opening remarks Chief Executive NCUI spoke about the strong cooperative bilateral relations between India and Nepal and how the cooperative movement is helping the socio- economic development of unprivileged classes and rural masses. He further elaborated upon the role of journalism as a vital factor in this regard.
The visiting journalists spoke about their aspirations from this study tour and discussed how they would highlight activities of the cooperative sector through their respective media houses.
The Nepal cooperative journalists appreciated the experiences gained from the study visit to successful cooperatives, classroom sessions and interaction held with senior officials of NCUI.
The program was conducted by Ramesh Kaul, Deputy Director, NCCE.