National Cooperative Week is celebrated every year all over the India from 14 to 20 November. This year the national cooperative week would be celebrated all over the India from 14 of November to the 20 of November. Currently, it has become the largest cooperative movement in the world as national cooperative week has been joined by the 6 lakhs cooperative societies. As it has a huge network, it plays an essential role towards the Indian economy, rural credit, fisheries, storage, labor, consumer, housing, fertilizer marketing and etc.
It is very helpful to overcome all the disadvantageous of the weaker-sections of Indian economy over. It is celebrated in the Kathua yearly by the Kathua marketing society to make people aware about the goal of the movement and strengthen the movement. It is celebrated in the India at a large scale by organizing a lot of activities where people from all the society take part. It is greatly enhanced by the cooperation for the youth to make their own societies to actively take part in the cooperatives movement to make their livelihood more institutionalized. Cooperative societies of different areas such as consumer business, agriculture, medical, educational, transport, housing, floriculture, dairy, poultry, banking, micro credit, women empowerment and etc are getting registered by the cooperative departments. At this occasion Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Board of Director and etc authorities are present.
How to Celebrate National Cooperative Week
The national cooperative week is a week long celebration during which the cooperative societies take part to increase the public awareness by organizing the events like debates, seminars, discussions and etc. All the cooperative institutions are given a new opportunity during the whole week celebrations in India in order to evaluate their growth, problems as well as emphasize the great achievements.
Cooperative movement has been also supported by the Indian leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and etc. A week long celebrations of the national cooperative week is not restricted to the debates and considerations only. It aims the involvement of the general public to get aware about the new economic model.
Purpose of National Cooperative Week
- National Cooperative Week is celebrated every year throughout the India to increase the awareness among general public about the important roles of this event in the Indian society.
- It is organized yearly by cooperating all the Indian societies to make aware the people about the Indian economic model.
- A lot of activities like debates and seminars are organized while celebrating this event in order to assess the development, crisis as well as highlight the immense achievements in the economy.
History of Cooperative Week in India
Unfortunately, even with extensive research on this topic, we are still unsure about the exact origin of the National Cooperative Week. But even so, we know for sure that this movement was started to encourage people to take active part in cooperatives so that their money will not go idle and will instead be used in something productive. This gives significant contribution to the economy of India and will thus help addressing the strengthening and development of weak sections of the Indian economy.
When Celebrated in India?
This event is always celebrated in November 14 to 20 each year. This means that the upcoming National Cooperative Week will be celebrated from Sunday, November 14, 2021 until Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Why Indians Should Celebrate?
The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the National Cooperative Week:
- To Promote Cooperatives
One good reason why you should participate in the celebration of this week long celebration is that this is the opportune time for you to promote cooperatives. Cooperatives contribute good to the economy because people are encouraged to borrow money that they can use for productive activities. This in turn, improves their standard of living. Unfortunately, not too many cooperatives exist. If there are some more, more and more people will be able to borrow money from them that they can use efficiently. This is the best time to promote the start and operation of cooperatives.
- To Encourage People to Join Cooperatives
Another reason why you should celebrate this event is that this is the ideal time for you to encourage people to join cooperatives. There are still some people who are not well-informed about cooperatives and how they work. You can take your time to learn about the operations of cooperatives or if you know it already, tell other people who they should join one.
- To Promote the Prosperity of the Indian Economy
Also a good reason to celebrate this week is that you can help in promoting the prosperity of the Indian economy. As mentioned earlier, cooperatives contribute positively to people if they are able to use the money they borrow from cooperatives in productive sources. Improving the economic status of people through lending and borrowing will eventually lead to a better economy in general for the country.
Best Celebration Ideas and Activities
The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Cooperative Week as best as it can be:
- Learn More About Cooperatives and Share Your Knowledge
One good way of celebrating this day is learning more about cooperatives. You might still not know things about cooperatives and if you are the curious type, then this event is the best time for you to get yourself familiarize with cooperatives and how they work. That knowledge you obtain can be best put into use by investing in a cooperative as well as sharing such useful information to other people.
- Find a Cooperative for You
You can also spend this celebration the right way by finding a cooperative for you. For sure, during this week long celebration, various cooperatives will be presenting themselves to the public so as to invite more people to borrow from them. You might want to listen to their proposals and then see which one you are willing to cooperate with.
- Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this week on social media. For instance, you can use the hashtag #NationalCooperativeWeek to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day.
National Cooperative Week: Themes
- 2021: Prosperity Through Cooperation
- 2020: COVID Pandemic – Atmanirbhar Bharat – Cooperatives
- 2019: Role of Cooperatives in India
- 2018: Inclusive Growth and Good Governance through Cooperatives for Rural Prosperity
- 2017: Empowering People through Digitization of Cooperatives
- 2016: Role of Cooperatives in Sustainable Development and Growth
- 2015: Make in India through Cooperatives
- 2014: Cooperative Model for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
- 2013: Socio-Economic Resurgence in the changing times
- 2012: Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World
- 2011: Inclusive Development through Cooperatives
- 2010: Progressive Farmer, Prosperous Nation