“We have to put our best foot forward” was the theme of speech NCUI President Dr Chandra Pal Singh Yadav made on the eve of NCUI’s AGM that took place in NCUI auditorium in N Delhi on Thursday.
The AGM was held in a critical time when the world is celebrating International Year of Cooperative on one hand, NCUI is bleeding from within on the other. The problem of shortage of fund has escalated to alarming level for the apex organization.
Speaking on the occasion Mr Yadav impressed on the need to make most of the opportunities thrown by the IYC 2012. Lauding Indian cooperative movement as the biggest in the world he said that effort to reach out to the last man is being made this year.
Films, exhibitions, seminars and various other means of publicity are being organized to celebrate International Year of Cooperative, he said. He also applauded the constitutional amendment which raised the act of forming cooperatives to the status of Fundamental Rights.
The AGM was attended by delegates who had come from various parts of the country as well as members of governing council. However, the number of participants failed to fill up the auditorium. Communication gap was cited as the reason behind shortfall in number.
General Body also made a renewed appeal to government for release of fund as its various field projects are languishing with staffs facing untold miseries. The usual business of passing the accounts of past and next year was completed in the AGM.