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Empowering PACS: 250 Chairpersons Witness Republic Day Parade 2024 as Special Guests

PACS Leaders and Spouses stand out as 'Special Guests' at Republic Day Parade 2024, showcasing unity and cooperation for a brighter, inclusive India.

Shivam Dwivedi
Empowering PACS: 250 Chairpersons Witness Republic Day Parade 2024 as Special Guests (Photo Source:  @blvermaup/twitter)
Empowering PACS: 250 Chairpersons Witness Republic Day Parade 2024 as Special Guests (Photo Source: @blvermaup/twitter)

The Republic Day Parade 2024 held at Kartavyapath witnessed a unique gathering as the Chairpersons of approximately 250 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS), along with their spouses, were invited as ‘Special Guests’ by the Government of India. These dignitaries, who came from all over the nation, later participated in the vibrant ‘Bharat Parv’ celebrations at the iconic Red Fort. It was a two-day event that was filled with patriotic enthusiasm.

Advancing PM Modi's Vision through Cooperative Endeavors

In pursuit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of ‘Sahakar se Samriddhi’ (Prosperity through Cooperation), the Ministry of Cooperation, led by Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah, has embarked on over 54 initiatives within a short timeframe. Among these initiatives, the 'Computerization of PACS' project stands out, with 63,000 PACS undergoing computerization at a total cost of Rs. 2,516 Crores. Notably, over 12,000 PACS across 28 States/UTs have already undergone this transformation.

Honoring PACS Leaders: Republic Day Invitations

The Ministry of Cooperation extended invitations to the Chairpersons and their spouses from 24 States and 2 UTs to partake in the Republic Day celebrations. Prior to the event, Union Minister of State for Cooperation B.L. Verma engaged in discussions and dined with the esteemed guests, emphasizing the Ministry's dedication to strengthening the cooperative sector. During these interactions, the significant strides taken by the Ministry of Cooperation were underscored, reassuring the PACS leaders of ongoing support and commitment.

A Showcasing of Success and Solidarity

The Republic Day event not only provided a platform for camaraderie but also showcased the success of the PACS Computerization Project. Through firsthand accounts from PACS Chairpersons, the tangible benefits of the initiative were highlighted, further emphasizing its transformative impact. The presence of key officials from the Ministry of Cooperation and NABARD underscored the collaborative efforts driving these advancements.

Inspiring Renewed Commitment

The inclusion of PACS leaders as Special Guests during the Republic Day festivities serves as a testament to their crucial role in the nation's development agenda. This gathering not only fosters a sense of pride but also inspires renewed vigor among PACS members to contribute towards the collective vision of ‘Sahakar se Samriddhi.’

As the cooperative sector continues to evolve, such initiatives reaffirm the government's unwavering commitment to fostering prosperity through collaboration and empowerment.

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