Governor, Biswabhushan Harichandan participated at the Convocation of Vaikunth Mehta National Institute for Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM), Pune, Maharashtra through video link from Raj Bhavan on Monday. On this occasion, Governor said the Cooperative societies play a crucial role in strengthening rural economy and in ensuring socio-economic development of the country in an inclusive and sustainable manner.
VAMNICOM, named after Vaikunth Mehta who served as the Minister of Finance and Cooperation in the then Bombay State and was the first Chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Commission. VAMNICOM offers a two-year full-time residential Agri-Business Management programme at the post-graduation level.
Governor presented medals to the top three rank holders in the PG Diploma in Management – Agri-business Management programme. Dr. K.K. Tripathy, Director, VAMNICOM, Dr. D. Ravi, Joint Programme Director, Mukesh Kumar Meena, Secretary to Governor and officers of Raj Bhavan have also attended the Convocation programme.