Observing the birth Centenary year of Late Laxmanrao Inamdar, who was instrumental in the formation of Sahakar Bharati in 1979, University of Mumbai is organizing his Memorial lecture on Co-operation at Convocation hall, fort campus at 11.30 am on 15th November, 2018.
The Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest. He will deliver the memorial lecture on the Late Laxmanrao Inamdar in the presence of Shri. Haribhau Bagade, Hon’ble Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Shri. Vinod Tawde, Higher and Technical Education Minister of Maharastra, Prof.Suhas Pednekar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai, Shri. Jyotindra Mehta, National President Sahakar Bharati, Dr. Udays Joshi, National General Secretary Sahakar Bharati.
“Shri Naidu will deliver the Memorial Lecture on Co-operation on Thursday, 15th November, 2018, venue being Convocation Hall, Fort Campus of Mumbai University at 11.30 am. Hon Shri C Vidyasagar Rao, Governor & Chancellor of University of Mumbai will preside”, read a press release from the University of Mumbai.
It bears recall that the Centenary year was launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, at the Sahakar Sammelan jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Sahakar Bharati last year at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi
Years back, Late Shri Laxmanrao Inamdar could foresee the collapse of both socialistic and capitalist economic systems and looked to Co-operative Movement as a potent medium of development and change with the active involvement of the masses.
Vakil Saheb, as he was called always felt that for a nation to be strong, the members of its lower strata would have to be strong. The removal of the gap between rich and poor can be achieved much easily by the cooperative model, say Sahakar Bharati leaders. Late Inamdar provided food for thought for the cooperative sector and led to the growth of a robust co-op moment in the state and across the nation.
It was in 1978 when Vakil sahib saw a vision of carrying out the work of the Cooperative Sector from Maharashtra to Gujarat to Goa to Karnataka to the entire country. Today excepting a few states of the North East, the Sahakar Bharati has covered about 500 districts of the country, added Sahakar Bharati Patron Satish Marathe on the occasion of Inamdar Memorial Lecture.