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ICA-AP Committee on Youth Co-operation

ICYC wishes you a very Happy New Year 2020

Written by Admin, 2020-01-16 06:41:37

Message from the Chairperson- Mr. Ahsan Ali Thakur



We have completed another year filled with great discussions and actions focussing on the involvement of youth in cooperatives. The year has passed by but its memories linger on in our thoughts and aspirations for the future. As the new year dawns on us, we are confronted with yet another set of challenges as well as wonderful opportunities. We must, like in the past, combine our efforts and muster our strength to move towards a new tomorrow.

It is not an easy task nor it has ever been one; but we have managed to move on with renewed hope and zeal. We have reached here together and we are going to work our way up in the future. Let us embrace the future with collective efforts for the betterment of society, one step at a time. It is the nature of cooperatives to work for the benefit of communities and people which are at its centre.

Youth engagement in cooperatives is the need of the hour and is well emphasised in the ICA strategy for 2020-2030. Their voices are heard but they are still not prioritised in decision making. If we continue to support each other and combine our voices and actions, we should be just not be able to give weight to their voices but also empower them. The earlier cooperative youth leaders have contributed greatly. Now, it is our turn to carry the torch forward. May we prosper this year and continue to support the youth cooperative movement with zeal and devotion.

Keep cooperating! Happy 2020!


Message form the Vice-Chairperson- Mr. Alireza Banaeifar




On behalf of the Iranian Cooperative movement, I would like to extend to you my wishes for a bright, happy and prosperous New Year 2020.May the New Year bring to you new ways of cooperation and may you rise to new levels of success. As the newly elected Vice Chairperson of ICYC, along with the Chairperson, we believe the year 2020 will be the year of new members, new horizons, new activities and great acknowledgments of our cooperative colleagues in different countries.

This won’t happen without your participation and sharing of knowledge and experience with other comrades. Because this is what makes us cooperators, right? The Year 2020, is a time for reflection and we should look forward to new possibilities.

Happy New Year to you and your family!