Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: Dakshina Kannada District Central Cooperative Bank will observe the 55th all-India “Cooperative week” in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts by organising various programmes from November 14 to 20.

A State-level programme will be held at Karkala on November 19. Members of different self-help groups and cooperatives will participate in the programme. A branch of Navodaya Multipurpose Souharda Cooperative Society will be inaugurated at Karkala on November 19, M. N. Rajendra Kumar, president of the bank, said in a release.

Minister for Cooperation Laxman Savadi, Minister for Home V.S. Acharya and chairman of Karnataka Rajya Sahakari Mahamandala G.T. Deve Gowda will attend the programme. The bank, through these programmes, aims at creating awareness among people about the need to strengthen the cooperative sector, the release said.