Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad in collaboration with AMUL and IFFCO celebrate the National Cooperative Week on Friday at EDII Campus.
The inaugural event of the programme, ‘Promoting Entrepreneurship through Cooperative Movement’ was grace by Chief Guest, Shri Anil Kumar Bayati, General Manager, AmulFed Dairy, Gandhinagar, Gujarat; Guest of Honour, Shri P M Meva, Chief Manager (Marketing), IFFCO, Kalol, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and Special Guest, Prof. (Dr.) Rana Singh, Director, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP), Patna, Bihar. EDII, on this occasion, also entered into an MoU with this Institute.
The event saw participation of over 300 professionals championing the cause of cooperatives and the cooperative movement, students from universities including the Central Agricultural University, Imphal, Udaybhansinhji Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Gandhinagar, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, Udaan Trust of Social Work, Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Ahmedabad , startups, academia, entrepreneurs and policy makers.
Shri Anil Kumar Bayati, General Manager, AmulFed Dairy, Gandhinagar, Gujarat trace the genesis of Amul.
Anil Kumar Bayati said :
Shri P M Meva, Chief Manager (Marketing), IFFCO, Said :
Prof. (Dr.) Rana Singh, Director, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna emphasized on cooperative management as a significant academic discipline.
Prof. (Dr.) Rana Singh said :
Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII Said :
A panel discussion on ‘Emerging opportunities in Cooperative Entrepreneurship’ follow the inauguration.
The panellists included Mr. Rajiv Padia, Managing Director (Retd.), The Gujarat State Cooperative Bank & Management Consultant and Advisor; Dr. Anjani Kumar Asthana, Director, Udaybhansinhji Regional Institute of Cooperative Management, Gandhinagar, Gujarat; Dr. Amit Dwivedi, Associate Professor, EDII, Ahmedabad and Mr. Shree Kant Kumar, Entrepreneurship Expert, EDII, Ahmedabad.
The discussions focus on the tremendous benefits of cooperatives to societies and economies in terms of employment generation, wealth creation and optimum use of resources.
The panellists brainstorm on the need for cooperatives to be innovative, strategic and entrepreneurial in their approach, given the changing contours of the economy and the markets within and outside the country.