National Cooperative Week

National Cooperative Week 2019 - Information, Date, Purpose

National Co-operative week

National cooperative week is celebrated every year all over the India from 14th of November to 20th of November. This year the 63rd national cooperative week will be celebrated all over the India from 14th of November to the 20th of November 2016. 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.


The National Co-operative Week 2019 will be observed from Thursday, 14th November to Wednesday, 20th November 2019. This will be the 66th National Cooperative Week of India and the objective of the week is to highlight the contribution of the co operatives in the economy of the nation.

It is organized by the National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), which is the apex organization of the Indian cooperative movement. The NCUI has already issued a written a letter to all the Managing Directors and other national and state level cooperative federations to attend the events and also to spread this information for wider publicity.

Co-operators from across the country meet in the national capital Delhi and discuss their future prospects and growth opportunities. The events will aim for generating awareness for the cooperatives and sharing the success stories of the cooperative movements also to chalk out effective action plan to strengthen such movements.

Workshops, seminars, debates and other events will be organized during the week with a main emphasis on educating the youths on cooperatives and garnering their support for the movements.

The week long schedule has a main theme “Role of Cooperatives in India”. The other days have different sub-themes as given below.

14/11/2019-Thursday – Innovation through rural cooperatives.

15/11/2019-Friday – Enabling legislation for cooperatives.

16/11/2019-Saturday – Re-orienting training and education through success stories.

17/11/2019-Sunday – Strengthening cooperation among cooperatives.

18/11/2019-Monday – New initiatives of government through cooperatives.

19/11/2019-Tuesday – Cooperatives for youth, women and weaker section.

20/11/2019-Wednesday – Financial inclusion, technology adoption and digitalization through cooperative.


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.

National Cooperative Week

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.


The main theme for 2019 National Cooperative Week is “Role of Cooperatives in India” focusing on how cooperatives in India can help in strengthening the rural economy and increasing the earning of farmers.


A theme for a celebration helps to raise awareness in the minds of people. It creates lasting memories with a social message. It also heads the celebration in a particular direction. Following are the last six themes for the National Cooperative Week:

  • 2019 – “Role of Cooperatives in India”.
  • 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.

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