The district Kullu cooperative development federation celebrated the 61st cooperative day with fervour at Sarvari Kullu on Friday, where members of cooperative societies from across the district gathered to celebrate the event.
Additional district magistrate Vinay Singh Thakur was the chief guest for the ceremony and was accompanied by vice president of the federation, Dola Singh Mahant.
Addressing the members of cooperative societies, ADM Vinay Singh said it was a matter of grave concern that many societies were going defunct within few days of their start which had lowered the morale of the people connected with the society concerned.
He said it was necessary to do the best to lead cooperatives in the right direction which could provide livelihood and employment to people at their doorstep.
"The state and central government is providing huge subsidy under different schemes to promote the cooperative movement and people should come forward to avail its benefit," added Singh.
Progressive cooperative societies were awarded by the federation for their best efforts to benefit and connect people with the cooperative movement at the grassroots level.
Vice president Dola Singh Mahant said in Kullu district, most of the societies were more progressive which helped them make their mark at a global level.
"The Bhuttico weavers cooperative society of Kullu, one of the brands which deals in Kullvi shawls and caps, has earned a big name worldwide and its products are exported abroad also," he added.
He urged the office bearers of different cooperative societies to work honestly for the progress of cooperative movement in the district which will benefit the people at village level.