Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great Kurubas 6 - Siddanagouda Sanna Ramanagouda Patil

Sri Siddanagouda S Ramanagouda Patil is the father of co-operative society movement in India. He successfully organised the first agricultural credit co-operative society in India, in the year 1905 in the village of 'Kanaginahal' in Gadag district of Karnataka. The Kanaginahal co-op society also holds the distinction of being the first co-operative society to be functional in Asia and the credit for this goes to the great Kuruba Gowda Sri Siddana Gouda  S Patil. He was the founder president of the society. The centeNary celebrations of founding of the society was held in 2005, attended by another great Kuruba Gowda Mr Siddaramaiah, the then deputy chief minister of Karnataka, a statue of Mr Patil was unveiled on this occasion.

This event of founding of the first co-operative society in Asia is celebrated as the Sr Siddanagouda S  Patil day on may 8th of every year. The initial capital of the society was 2000 rupees, which was a big amount in those days. 

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