Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said cooperative movements are not only about systems but there is a spirit that brings people together to do something good.

Speaking at an event to celebrate the birth centenary of cooperative leader Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar, Modi said: “It is natural for the cooperative sector to grow and shine in India. There are several sectors where the cooperative sector can help make a positive difference.”

“Cooperative movements are not only about systems. There is a spirit that brings people together to do something good,” he added.

The Prime Minister also released a book each on Laxman Rao Inamdar and 9 important leaders of cooperative movement in India.

Lakshman Rao Inamdar, was born in Khatav, a village 130 kms south of Pune on 21 September 1917 in a joint family.

The ideology he perceived for cooperatives led to the formation of “Sahakar Bharati”. The responsibility for taking the cooperative movement was soldered by Lakshman Rao Inamdar. Sahakar Bharati was his dream project and it came into existence on 11 January 1979 in Mumbai.