GUWAHATI, May 20 � After a long gap of 14 years, an elected body of the Pioneer Cooperative Market Ltd, Athgaon, was able to take over charge of the city�s Athgaon market from the district administration.
It needs mention here that the Cooperative Society is one of the oldest cooperative bodies of the State with about 50 years of existence. The Athgaon market is also over 50 years old. It is operating from its present location in front of the Marwari Maternity Hospital, for the past 50 years or so.
Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri formally handed over charge to the elected directors of the Cooperative Society on April 12 last.
Following this, the directors of the Society elected Dr Kalindra Nath Chakravorty as chairman, Ramijul Haque Ahmed as vice-chairman, Muralidhar Choudhury as general secretary, Prabal Patowary and Tajmul Haque as joint secretaries and Iqbal Hussain as treasurer of the Society.
The Society has thanked the State�s Cooperative Department and the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) for their support in settling the issue of running the Athgaon market through an elected body, said a statement issued to the press by Dr Kalindra Nath Chakravorty.