COOP AWARDS

Iffco Sahakarita Ratna And Iffco Sahakarita Bandhu Awards

IFFCO SAHAKARITA RATNA AND IFFCO SAHAKARITA BANDHU AWARDS

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) has instituted two prestigious Awards in cooperation namely “Sahakarita Ratna”(previously known as Best Cooperator Award) in the year 1982-83 and “Sahakarita Bandhu” Award in the year 1993-94 as its humble contribution to strengthening the cooperative movement. These awards are conferred on eminent cooperators for their distinguished and outstanding contribution towards the propagation of cooperative ideology and strengthening of the cooperative movement. These Awards carry an amount of ` 11,00,000/- each and a citation, presented every year by IFFCO in a function organised generally during the Cooperative Week Celebrated in the country, from 14-20 November.

A Sub-Group of Board of directors is formed to screen the recommendations received from State Cooperative Unions, National Cooperative Union of India, Board of Directors of IFFCO and names available with IFFCO. The Sub-group after deliberations, recommend the names of Awardees to the Board of Directors. The Board then selects the Awardees. So far, 35 eminent cooperators have received the prestigious IFFCO "Sahakarita Ratna" Award and 26 cooperators have been honoured with IFFCO "Sahakarita Bandhu" Award.

The presentation of IFFCO "Sahakarita Ratna" & "Sahakarita Bandhu" Awards in Cooperation to honour and encourage eminent cooperators who have worked relentlessly for the furtherance of the Cooperative movement and extended their support in the propagation of Cooperative Ideology and Thoughts.

The honour of "Sahakarita Ratna" Award for the year 2015-16 was conferred on Mrs. Akokla Pongen of Nagaland State.

The honour of "Sahakarita Bandhu" Award for the year 2015-16 was conferred on Shri Bhup Singh Rohar of Rajasthan State.

The honour of "Sahakarita Sanrakshan" Award for the year 2015-16 was conferred on Mr. E. P. Appannah

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The presentation of IFFCO "Sahakarita Ratna" & "Sahakarita Bandhu" Awards in Cooperation to honour and encourage eminent cooperators who have worked relentlessly for the furtherance of the Cooperative movement and extended their support in the propagation of Cooperative Ideology and Thoughts.

The honour of "Sahakarita Ratna" Award for the year 2014-15 was conferred on Shri Satish Marathe of Maharashtra State.

The honour of "Sahakarita Bandhu" Award for the year 2014-15 was conferred on Shri Mustapha Sardar of West Bengal State.

The presentation of IFFCO "Sahakarita Ratna" & "Sahakarita Bandhu" Awards in Cooperation to honour and encourage eminent cooperators who have worked relentlessly for the furtherance of the Cooperative movement and extended their support in the propagation of Cooperative Ideology and Thoughts.

The honour of "Sahakarita Ratna" Award for the year 2013-14 was conferred on Shri Ravindra Pratap Singh of Chhattisgarh State.

The honour of "Sahakarita Bandhu" Award for the year 2013-14 was conferred on Shri Kewal Krishan Sharma of Punjab State.

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Recipients of "SAHAKARITA RATNA" Award

S. No. Year Name of the Person Date of Presentation
1 1982-83 Shri Vrajlal Balubhai Patel, 104, Shanti Niketan Society, Sumul Dairy Road, Surat-395008, Gujarat 14.11.1984
2 1983-84 Shri Tribhuvandas K. Patel, Motu Adadh, Anand-388001, Distt. Kaira, Gujarat 14.11.1984
3 1984-85 Shri K.H. Patil, Maruthi Mansion, 19/7, 4th Floor, Cunningham Road, P.B.No.197, Bangalore-560 052 03.09.1986
4 1985-86 Shri Atmarambhai Maganlal Patel, Ladal, Tk. Vijapur, Mehsana, Gujarat 16.11.1987
5 1986-87 Shri Fateh Singh Rana, G-2/47, Jawahar Quarters, Meerut City, Uttar Pradesh 16.11.1987
6 1987-88 Shri Anand Narayan Mushran, Kandeli Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh 14.11.1988
7 1988-89 Shri Nawab Singh Yadav, C-112, River Bank Colony, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 28.12.1990
8 1989-90 Shri Narayanarao Rajaramji Kale, Civil Line, Arvi-442201, Tq.Arvi, Distt. Wardha, Maharashtra 14.11.1992
9 1990-91 Shri Dwarkadas M. Patel, Savjipara, Amreli, Pin-365601, Gujarat 30.11.1994
10 1991-92 Shri B. Narayana Nayak, Agriculturist, Karangalpadi, Cross Road, Bangalore-575003 Dt.SK (Karnataka) 30.11.1994
11 1993-94 Shri P.S. Guruva Reddy Ex-Chairman, State Coop.Union 106, Pedekapur Street, Tirupati, Distt.Chittore-517501, Andhra Pradesh 30.11.1994
12 1994-95 Smt.Kamla, 5/1, Malviya Nagar, Near Hotel Clark, Amar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 14.11.1996
13 1995-96 Shri Samar Pal Singh, Chairman, Kashipur Sahakari K.V. Samiti Ltd., Kashipur, Distt. Nainital, Uttar Pradesh 14.11.1996
14 1996-97 Shri Shantubhai C. Patel, At & PO: Talod, Desai nagar Society, Tal. Prantij, Distt. Sabarkantha, Gujarat 02.07.1998
15 1997-98 Dr.R.C. Dwivedi, D-64, Saket, New Delhi-110017 16.11.1998
16 1998-99 Shri Pannalal Maji, Vill.& PO & PS. Udaynarayanapur, Distt.-Howarh, West Bengal 19.11.1999
17 1999-00 Shri R.M. Patil, Sonnada Desai Building, Golkhodmala, Bijapur-586 101, Karnataka 17.11.2000
18 2000-01 Shri Raj Kumar Tripathi, Momahdabad, Yusufpur, Gazipur, Uttar Pradesh 20.11.2002
19 2001-02 Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha, D-39 Anand Nikatan, New Delhi-110021 20.11.2002
20 2002-03 Sh.Jogesh Chandra Rout Village-Sisua, P.O. Banki Distt.Cuttack, Orissa 21.11.2003
21 2003-04 Late Sh.Jatinder Dev (Posthumously) 65 B D Gandhi Nagar, Jammu 18.11.2004
22 2004-05 Shri Varanasi Subraya Bhat Post Adyanadka-574260 District -Dakshina Kannada, Karanataka 16.11.2005
23 2005-06 Shri Shankarrao Genuji Kolhe At & Post Yesgaon, Tal.Kopargaon Distt.Ahmednagar, Pin 423601, Maharashtra 14.11.2006
24 2006-07 Shri Ashok Bandyopadhyay, Subhaspally, P.O.Burdwan Dist.Burdwan, West Bengal 20.11.2007
25 2007-08 Shri Shivpal Singh Yadav 7, Vikramaditya Marg,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 20.11.2008
26 2009-10 Shri Mahendra Shastri 40, Moti Dungri, Alwar, Rajasthan 19.11.2010
27 2010-11 Shri Ranmal Singh Gram - Katarathal Panchayat Samiti - Piparali Distt.Sikar, Rajasthan 21.11.2011
28 2011-12 Smt. Binny Yanga Secretary, Himgiri Multipurpose Coop. Society Ltd. Naharlagun Arunachal Pradesh 19.11.2012
29 2012-13 Shri E. Chandrasekharan Nair Ex. Minister & Ex. MLA A-3, Pandit Colony Nandancode, Thiruvanantpuram Kerala-695003 15.11.2013
30 2013-14 Shri Ravindra Pratap Singh Ram Mandir Road Ambikapur, Sarguja Chhattisgarh-497001 20.11.2014
31 2014-15 Shri Satish Marathe 67, Krishna Prasad Dr. M. B. Raut Road, Shivaji Park Mumbai-400028 Maharashtra 20.11.2015
32 2015-16 Ms. Akokla Pongen Lucy Director Bhartiya Farmers Agro Business Dev. Coop. Dimapur Nagaland 17.11.2016
33 2016-17 Shri Joytindrabhai Mansukhlal Mehta 301, Royal Orchids, 3/8, Geet Gurjari Society, Near Airport, Rajkot -360 007 Gujarat 03.11.2017
34 2017-18 Shri Kartic Chandra Sarkar Village-Ularah, P.O. Rasulpur P.S. Memari, Distt. Purba Burdwan, Pin Code -713151 West Bengal 18.11.2018

Recipients of "SAHAKARITA BANDHU" Award

S. No. Year Name of the Person Date of Presentation
1 1993-94 Shri Veer Pal Singh, Dharam Deep Bhawan, Near Kanya Siksha Sadan, Civil Lines, Bullandshahr, Uttar Pradesh 30.11.1994
2 1994-95 Shri Shivaji Rao G. Patil, AB-92, Shahajahan Road, Opp.UPSC, (Dhaul Pur house), New Delhi 14.11.1996
3 1995-96 Dr.(Miss) Amrita Patel, Chairman, National Dairy Dev Board, Anand-388001, Gujarat 14.11.1996
4 1996-97 Shri Nathi Singh, S/o Shri Charan Singh, Nimda Gate, Bharatpur, Rajasthan 02.07.1998
5 1997-98 Shri Y.P. Nishad, H.No.3, Mahaseth Canel, PO: Laharia Sarai, Distt.Darbhanga, Patna-226362 16.11.1998
6 1998-99 Shri Baldev Singh Rupana, (posthumously), Rupana Niwas, C-18, Gali No.5 (left), New Cantt. Road, Faridkot, Punjab 19.11.1999
7 1998-99 Shri K.N. Nehru, Minister for Food, Public Distribution System and Cooperation, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Secretariat, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 19.11.1999
8 1999-00 Shri Karan Singh, Village Bazit Pur, Delhi-110039 17.11.2000
9 2000-01 Shri Amrutbhai Nayak Shri Gandevi Taluka Khedut Sah.Sangh Ltd., Gandevi, Distt. Navsari Gujarat 20.11.2002
10 2001-02 Shri M.C. Nanaiah, Member of Legislative Council, Sturat Hill, Distt.Kodagle, Karnataka 20.11.2002
11 2002-03 Shri B.L. Bhatt 15 A, Kalptaru Amba Mata Scheme Charak Marg Udaipur, Rajasthan 21.11.2003
12 2003-04 Shri Nitinbhai P. Dhankecha Chairman, Rajkot Sahakari Kharid Vechan Sangh, Sahakar Triveni, 29, Karan Para B/H Bus Station Rajkot Gujarat 18.11.2004
13 2004-05 Shri Jairambhai A. Patel KOLAKI, Tal.Upleta Distt.Rajkot, Gujarat 16.11.2005
14 2005-06 Shri Jagneswar President Orissa State Coop.Bank Jawaharlal Nehru Marg Bhubaneshwar, Orissa 14.11.2006
15 2006-07 Shri U.S. Singhdev, Vill.-Sargwan, Ambikapur Sarguja, Chhattisgarh -497001 14.11.2007
16 2007-08 Dr.S.S. Sisodia (Posthumously) Dussehra Maidan Ujjain Madhya Pradesh 20.11.2008
17 2009-10 Shri Kasturi Lal Makkar, House No.3626, Lane No.5, Nai Abadi, Abohar, Punjab-152116 16.11.2009
18 2010-11 Shri O.P. Agrawal, Basantlal Marg Ambikapur (Sarguja) Chhattisgarh -497001 19.11.2010
19 2011-12 Shri D. Venkat Rama Reddy, President, Large Size Coop.Society Ltd. Gattuddannaplly Mandal Manakandur, Distt.Karim Nagar Andhra Pradesh 21.11.2011
20 2012-13 Shri Sita Ram Chauhan, Ex-Chairman HIMCOFED Vill & PO: Sanghwani, Teh.: Sarkaghat, Distt.: Mandi Himachal Pradesh 19.11.2012
21 2013-14 Shri Kewal Krishan Sharma 81, Mithapur Road Jalandhar-144 003 Punjab 20.11.2014
22 2014-15 Shri Mostafa Sardar B-14, 4 th floor Sonamoni Coop.Hsg Society Ltd. 23 East Point, Kolkata-700078 West Bengal 20.11.2015
23 2015-16 Shri Bhoop Singh Rahar Chairman Hanumangargh Jila Sahakari Sangh, Hanumangargh Junction Rajasthan 17.11.2016
24 2016-17 Shri Ramesh Vaidya Agriculturist, Hitnal, Distt.Koppal Karnataka-583 234 03.11.2017
25 2013-14 Shri Kewal Krishan Sharma 81, Mithapur Road Jalandhar-144 003 Punjab 20.11.2014
26 2013-14 Shri S.S. Patil Vidya Nagar, Hirekerur-581 111 Distt.Haveri Karnataka 18.11.2018