Cooperative and Public Health Engineering Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen has exhorted women to play an effective role through cooperative movement in helping the State Government achieve the target of making Golden Madhya Pradesh. Shri Bisen was inaugurating a state-level seminar of women organised by Ashta Nagrik Sahkari Bank and Mahila Sahkari Shiksha Kshetriya Pariyojna today. Those present on the occasion included Indian National Cooperative Federation’s chairman Dr. Chandrapal Singh, chairman of National Federation of Urban Cooperative banks and Credit Societies Shri HK Patil, Regional Director of International Cooperative Alliance Shri Chan Ho Chai, Dewas Mayor Smt. Rekha Verma, Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Housing Society chairman Shri Sushil Wasvani and Madhya Pradesh State Cooperative Federation chairman Shri Arun Tomar.Shri Bisen said that women will have to come forward if the cooperative movement in the state is to be made stronger. He said that the cooperative movement is for the benefit of the last man in the last row, who is deprived of basic amenities for centuries. Shri Bisen said that the government’s main objective is the all-round development and economic uplift of this section of society. Shri Bisen said that Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has set the target of making Madhya Pradesh a gold state coupled with the development of this section. The Cooperative Minister exhorted women to help the government achieve this target so that Madhya Pradesh can become a pioneering state in the country and every citizen of the state can lead a better social and economic life.
The Cooperative Minister said that cooperative sector can also play a pivotal role in the efforts of making clean drinking water available to people. He said that women, especially those living in remote areas, bear the brunt of the drinking water paucity. They are seen travel for miles to fetch water. Shri Bisen said that we should taken an initiative to make clean drinking water available through cooperatives on one hand and on the other hands members of cooperative societies should work among the masses to check misuse of water. He also exhorted women to come forward for prohibition and deaddiction. He said that the Chief Minister has taken a very positive initiative towards prohibition by announcing that no new liquor shop will be opened in Madhya Pradesh.Cooperative Minister to give his junk newspapers to self-help groups
On the occasion of women cooperatives’ convention, Cooperative Minister Shri Gaurishankar Bisen instructed his OSD Shri Arun Mathur to provide the junk of newspapers coming to his residence to self-help groups free. When Shri Bisen visited the stalls of a self-help group, he found that it prepares carry-bags from paper. When the group members told the minister of the problem of not getting paper in adequate quantity, Shri Bisen gave instant instructions about given the junk newspapers of his residence to the self-help group.
On this occasion, congratulatory message from Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and MP Smt. Maya Singh were also read out. Dr. Chandrapal Singh, Shri. HK Patil and Shri Chan Ho Chai also addressed the convention. Ashta Mahila Nagrik Sahkari Bank’s chairperson Smt. Arti Bisarya delivered the welcome address encompassing the activities of the bank right since its beginning. Persons giving valuable contribution to the society were also honoured on the occasion. They dignitaries including senior journalist Shri Mahesh Shrivastava, Shri Kailash Pant, Sushri Rekha Verma and Dr. Sarla Menon were honoured with shawl, shriphal and memento. Chairpersons of various women’s cooperative banks, office-bearers and Director of Astha Cooperative Bank and best women performers in the cooperative sector were also honoured on this occasion.
Cooperative Minister Shri Bisen also inaugurated an exhibition of products by women’s self-help groups on the occasion.