It would perhaps be for the first time that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would speak his mind on “cooperative”. And as he weighs every word before delivering his speeches, it would be interesting to hear him talk about the cooperative movement and its various aspects including the present cooperative leadership, several cooperators told Indian Cooperative.
Readers would note that while the apex national cooperative body NCUI is still sweating out the long wait for a word of confirmation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its international cooperative event later in the year, he has agreed to deliver the Inamdar Memorial Lecture scheduled on September 21 in Mumbai.
According to Sahakar Bharati Patron Satish Marathe Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to deliver the Lakshmanrao Inamdar Memorial Lecture to be held in Mumbai in September 21. On his FB wall Marathe writes” Hon Sh Narendra ji Modi, Prime Minister has kindly consented to deliver the Memorial Lecture.”
Though Modi has been meeting several cooperators his views on cooperative are hardly known especially after becoming Prime Minister, felt many.
Talking to Indian Cooperative Sahakar Bharati President Mr Jyotindra Mehta said the Prime Minister would address the meeting through video-conferencing. That was his commitment at the time of accepting the invitation, he added.
Lakshmanrao Inamdar is said to have exercised a great influence on Prime Minister Modi in his early years. “Modi attributes his entire personality to Vakil Saheb as he was nick-named,” say media reports.
Modi first met Inamdar when he was still a boy in the early 1960s. Inamdar, deputed to Gujarat since 1943, was an RSS prant pracharak who travelled through the state inspiring youngsters to join shakhas. Modi was captivated by his future mentor’s flawless oratory skills while addressing a meeting in Vadnagar in fluent Gujarati.
Inamdar was born in Khatav, a village south of Pune, in 1917. One of 10 children of a government revenue official, he joined RSS in 1943 soon after he had graduated in law from Poona University.
The Governor of Maharashtra Shri C Vidyasagarji Rao will preside over the Laxmanrao Inamdar Memorial Lecture to be held at Vidyanagari Campus.
The Memorial Lecture was instituted in the year 1989 by Sahakar Bharati in the name of Lakshmanrao Inamdar- the senior RSS leader who founded Sahakar Bharati. He passed away in 1984.