Mangalore, July 27: The relief fund handovering programme for victims of Uttarakand water disaster and scholarship distribution programme to children of Navodaya self helps groups member, was organised by Dakshina Kannada District Union Cooperative bank Limited in association with Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district all cooperative Institution at T. V. Ramana Pai convention hall on Saturaday.
Karnataka government Cooperation Minister H S Prasad received the relief fund for flood victims on the occasion. Dakshina Kannada District Union Bank, Rs. 25 lakh, Navodaya Charitable Trust, Rs. 10 lakh, Moodbidri Cooperative Bank, Rs.5 lakh, Dakshina Kannada Milk Production Unit, Rs. 10 lakh, Bajape Agriculture Cooperartive Bank, Rs. 1 lakh, Puttur town bank, Belthangadi taluk rubber cultivators cooperative bank, Coastal Credit corporative bank were given Rs.50 thousand, Bhagavathi corporative bank, Surathkal service cooperative bank, Siddakatte service cooperative bank, Mass Institution, Rajaguru Saraswathi bank, Siddakatte service bank, Vishwakarma Cooperative bank were donated Rs. 25 thousand each. Navodaya Rural Development Charitable Trust, Rs.1, 10,968 lakh and M. N. Rajendra has given donation fund Rs. 1, 20,000 personally.
Cooperation Minister H S Prasad said that on June 15th many people were loosed their life in the flood disaster, which was not happened before. Now as a response to the disaster Dakshina Kannada cooperative bank has collected nearly Rs. 25 lakh, which will be handover to Prime Minister Fund, he said.
‘Dakshina Kannada cooperative is moving in a systematic manner and contributing to empowerment of the poor. Public support helped to form a new government in the state, hence people have lots of hope and we will obey to them. Government will release Rs.2006 crore to waive the farmers’ debt and also it will release Rs. 36 crore to waive the debt of SC’s and ST’s’, he said.
Dakshina Kannada District in charge minister B Ramanatha Rai distributed the scholarship to ten students under income basis and he said that cooperative banks having special status and they are playing their best role in the society.’ Today revolutionary changes are occurred in the cooperative banking sector. They response the problem of people, hence, public have faith over the bank and if bank’s situation is proper, then only people can believe the bank, he said.
Dakshina Kannada Union Cooperative Bank President Dr M N Rajendra Prasad presided over the function and said that the project was organised in a small period and nearly Rs. 25 lakh has collected yet.’ There are several problems in our institution. We don’t say there is no politics, but we are under the limit, he said. He requested the in charge minister to implement the promised 2 percent interest, which is mentioned in the congress portfolios.
Dakshina Kannada district Union Cooperative Bank Vice President Vinay Kumar Soorinje, Organising Director M. Gopala Krishna Bhat, former MLA Amaranatha Shetty, Ronald Monthero, and Mangalore North MLA Mohiyudeen Bava was present.
By: Raj Kulal