The country of India celebrates the National Cooperative Week from the 14th of November to the 20th of November each year. This year, the National Cooperative Week will be celebrated in India from November 14, 2019 up to November 20, 2019. In fact, in the world, this has become the largest cooperative movement. It is joined by about 6 lakhs cooperative societies. Since this celebration has a huge network, it plays an important role for the Indian economic, hence a necessary event worth celebrating.
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About the National Cooperative Week
India recognizes the fact that there are still weak sections in the Indian economy. To address this problem, the National Cooperative Week is celebrated by the kathua marketing society in the kathua every year. They aim to inform people about the goal of such movement as well as to gather supported for it. The Indian society in general participates in this event by conducting various activities. The youth also cooperate in this movement by actively taking part in their own cooperatives.
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 Thursday, November 14, 2020 until Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
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 weeklong 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 weeklong 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.
Themes For National Cooperative Week
- 2018 – Inclusive Growth and Good Governance through Cooperatives for Rural Prosperity.
- 2017- Empowering People through Digitalization 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.