IMPHAL, FEBRAURY 13, 2018 (DIPR): A 3-Day Leadership Development Programmes for Chairmen/Board Directors of Primary Agricultural Co-operative Society (PACS) and Handloom Cooperative Societies of Manipur State was inaugurated today at the Conference Hall of Institute of Cooperative Management (ICM), Cooperative Complex, Lamphelpat, Imphal. The Programmes which will conclude on 15th February, 2018 is organised by ICM, Imphal under the sponsorship of National Centre for Cooperative Education, NCUI, New Delhi.
Speaking as Chief Guest in the inaugural function, Shri H. Rupachandra Singh, IAS, Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Government of Manipur said that products with inferior quality and unattractive designs result in lower sales rate and so a product should be customised according to the needs and desire of consumers/buyers emphasising on designs and quality. He also appealed to the Board Directors present in the function to gather knowledge regarding market strategies and uses of internet as a marketing platform which will ensure the sustainability of Cooperative Societies.
Citing the importance of the 3 Day programme, Shri L. Tompishak Singh, President, Manipur State Cooperative Union appealed to the Chairmen and Board Directors present to attend the whole training programme and its field visits which would help increase production of their product.
Dr. N. Ranjana Devi, Director, ICM, Imphal in her key note address said that ICM has been organising certain programmes on leadership development in the field of fisheries, dairy, agriculture in the state and the 3 days programme will impart knowledge on qualities and responsibilities of being a leader and Board Director, promotion and sales of product, etc. The programme will also have field visits making certain Self Help Groups aware of the Schemes on how to avail funds and resources, develop its market, access social media, e-commerce and internet as a platform for sales of product.
During the programme, eminent Resource Persons will speak on the topics like Role of Chairman/ Board Directors of Handloom Cooperative Societies, Function and qualities of good leader, Promotion & management of Self Help Groups, Marketing Strategies, Maintenance of Accounts for Cooperative Societies, Schemes of Handloom , Innovative Design, Use of Internet/ Social Media, etc.
Shri K. Joychandra Singh, Programme Coordinator, ICM and Board Directors and Members of PACS and Handloom Cooperative Societies also attended the inaugural function.