Address : 
No.165, Padamama, 1 4th
Main, 28th Cross, BSK 2nd
Stage, Banglore-560070
State Karnataka
080-26716853, 08539-274726

Education – Bachelor of Science, from P.C Jobin Science College, Hubli in year 1972

Shri Ramesh vaidya is prominent social and political activist of Karnataka, Who shot in to prominence during 70’s. He is staunch nationalist and down to earth agriculturalist, hailing from Hitnal a remote village in Koppal, District.

His social life, spanning more than 4 decades, is a fine example of how a person can turn to a challenging Co-operative moment after blossoming in relatively prominent Political activity. This is unlike many Politicians of today, who have shifted from Co-operative movement to Politics!

Phase I: Political activism

Soon after his graduation he plunged into active socio-political life by Joining Bharatiya Janasangh and became secretary, Koppal BJS. He was instrumental in making BJS a force reckon with in erstwhile Hyderabad Karnataka.

When the nation came out of shadows of emergency in 1977, Shri Ramesh Vaidya became the Raichur district general secretary of Janata party Yuva Morcha. Later, He Joined BJP and served as state General secretary BJP Yuva Morcha. He also held responsibility as Raichur district BJP general secretary, Member of Karnataka state executive committee.

Phase II: Cooperative Pragmatism

During 80’s, the emerging social dimensions drove Shri Ramesh Vaidya towards Cooperative moment. It was quite natural from him to join Sahakar Bharati, The premier organization spear heading the cooperative movement. He felt immensely satisfied in organizing farmers to establish a strong Cooperative movement in Karnataka.

From being the Secretary of Karnataka Sugar cane grower’s sangh, he has been actively participating in various Cooperative organizations, be it regional or national and has contributed to all ground well fare of farmer community in Karnataka.

During 1981 – 1983 served as President of PACS Egalkera and the Vice president of District Cooperative union of Raichur District.

During 2004 – 2009 he was AGM member of IFFCO, The premier national Cooperative organization. He was RGB member 2009 – 2014.

Shri Ramesh Vaidya was director on the board of Raichur District Central Cooperative bank during 1999 – 2016. Since 2004 he served as VP Raichur District Central Cooperative bank.

He was founder member of Koppal District Horticulture Cooperative society, formed in year 2008. Nominated as director of Karnataka Horticulture federation same year. Elected as director of District Horticulture Cooperative in year 2014 May for Koppal district. Also he is elected as director of Karnataka Horticulture Federation for period 2014 – 2019.

He is on board of Koppal District Agricultural Marketing Society from 1999 till date.

He also served as member of ICAR, New Delhi during 2003 – 2006, representing rural development sector.

Sahakarabharati : Building a responsible Cooperative movement

Shri Ramesh vaidya has been an active worker of Sahakarabharati. He presently holds the responsibility of All India Pampark Pramukh at Sahakarabharati. He also worked as All India Secretary and Joint Organizing secretary for All India Primary Agricultural society cell of Sahakarabharati.

Apart from field experience which has enriched Shri Ramesh Vaidya’s insight into the nuances of social development, he is also exposed to number of academic trainings and seminars: Following are most important ones

Certification on Self Help Groups (SHG) from NABARD

Training at Vaikunta Bhai Mehta International Institute of Cooperation Pune, On Cooperative Governance.

India – Africa Cooperation for sustainable food security conference in New Delhi. (Where he presented a paper on Cooperative moment in Karnataka).

On Invitation from Japans leading Cooperative organization JA-ZENCHU, He visited Japan representing IFFCO, on knowledge and best practices sharing mission.

Awards and accolades

Shreshta Sahakari Award : 2007

Shri Ramesh Vaidya received Shreshta Sahakari Award from Government of Karnataka in 2007. Shri. H.D Kumaraswamy, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, gave this award in Mysore.

Sahakara Ratna Award : 2008

In 2008 , he was awarded the coveted Sahakara Ratna Award by Government of Karnataka, which was bestowed on him by Shri B.S. Yeddyurappa, Hon’ble Chief Minister at a function held in Shimoga.

Local participation

Though Shri Ramesh Vaidya’s activity has spread across the state and beyond, he strongly believes in grass root participation.

He is the Managing Committee member of Gurukula Vidya Kendra, a National awardee Institute in Kukanoor, Koppal District.

He is serving President of Huligemma Temple Trust, Huligi. One of Karnatakas important holy places.

Personal details

Shri Ramesh Vaidya was born on 8th July 1950, to the family of traditional agriculturists Shri Dattam Bhat Vaidya and Kamala Bai.

He is married to Smt.Parimala Vaidya and is blessed with two sons, Mahesh Vaidya and Harish Vaidya.

He is an experienced agriculturist who grows sugarcane, paddy, hybrid maize and groundnut.

Thus, Shri Ramesh Vaidya has acquired a vast knowledge on the intricate aspects of social development. His administrative abilities, Cooperative insights and agricultural experience have made him a rare personality, who can take on any challenging societal task.


Dr.Uday Vasudev Joshi 

Address: Chirayu Apt, Brahman Ali, Alibaug, Raigad – 402201
State: Maharashtra.

Tel-R: 02141 – 224625
Mobile: 09423093087, 08888880690


DOB: 17th September, 1957

Educational Qualification: M.Com, M phil, PhD

Occupation: Associate Professor and HOD Commerce, JSM College, Alibaug – 402201


1. National General Secretary of Sahakar Bharati
Office Address: 5, WagleSadan, Near BhagshalaMaidan, Dombivli (W), Dist Thane.
2. Chairman of Sahakar Bharati SahakarPrashikshanSahakariSansthaMaryadit, Karad
Office Address: Mauli, Plot No. 13, Parshwanath Nagar, Karad – 415110 Dist. Satara

Address : Sahakari Bharati –Mumbai Office, Plot No. 211,

                  Flat No. 25-27, BEAS Bldg., Satguru Saharan Coop Hsg Soc.,

                  Opp. Sion Hospital, Sion (E.), Mumbai – 400 022

Mobile : 09422323941

Email :

Educational Qualification : B.Com

  • In 1990 in contact with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)
  • Participated in Kashmir Satyagraha
  • Team Leader from Parbhani College Students
  • In both or the Kar Sevas he participated as team leader of college students
  • Since 1993 full timer of ABVP in various districts of Maharashtra i.e. Dharashiv, Jalgaon then throughout Maharashtra & Goa too
  • Then from 2006, ABVP-Western India In-charge i.e. for Gujrat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra & Goa states
  • From July 2017, Rashtriya Sanghatan Mantri of Sahakar Bharati.
  • (All India Organising In-charge)


Mr. Jyotindrabhai Mehta, leading Advocate & Tax Consultants is a veteran Co Operator and is the President of Sahakar Bharati.

Presently, he is the Chairman, Gujarat Urban Co-Operative Banks Federation,Rajkot Nagarik Sahakari Bank Ltd. Rajkot, Member of TAFCUB of RBI, Director, National Co-Operative Union of India, NAFCUB and Saurashtra Kutch Urban Co-operative Banks Federation, Member, Gujarat State Co-operative Council and Trustee of Shri Arvindbhai Maniar Jankalyan Trust.

In the past, he was – National President, Sahakar Bharti, Chairman, Vijay Commercial Co-operative Bank Ltd, Chairman of High level Committee for reform of Co.operative Act constituted by Govt. of Gujarat, Member of Revival Committee Madhavpura Mercantile Co-Op. Bank Ltd. constituted by Central Registrar under Ministry of Agriculture & Co-operation, Member, Advisory Committee for Direct Taxes constituted by Ministry of Finance GOI, Member, Working Group on Umbrella Organization for Co-Op. Bank constituted by RBI, Director, Rajkot Commodity Exchange(MCX).


Mr. Satish Marathe

Address: 67, Krishna Prasad, Dr. M. B. Raut Road, Shivaji Park, Mumbai 400028

Res.: 022-24458646

Mobile No. : 09867383491


Born on February 1, 1950, Shri Satish Marathe holds Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Law (Gen) from the University of Bombay. He also holds Diploma in Journalism (Gold Medalist from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan). All through his College days, he attended morning College and worked during day time to earn a living.

Shri Satish Marathe is the Founder Member of Sahakar Bharati which was registered in the year 1979 and is presently, its Savrakshak (Patron). Previously, he was the National President for 6 years. Sahakar Bharati has spread its activities all over India and presently, over 20,000 Co Operatives are associated with Sahakar Bharati. It is the largest NGO in the Co Operative Sector in the country.

He is the Founder Director of Centre for Studies & Research in Co Operation, a Foundation registered under Section 8 of Indian Companies Act, 2013 for undertaking study and research in the Co Operative Sector.

Presently Mr. Satish Marathe is –

• Director of the National Co Operative Development Corporation (NCDC)
• Member, Executive Committee of the National Council for CoOperative Training(NCCT)
• Director on the Board of Rajkot Nagarik Sah Bank Ltd (Multi State Scheduled Co Op Bank)
• Expert Director on the Board of Thane Bharat Sahakari Bank Ltd (Scheduled Bank)
• President of Pragati Pratishthan, Residential School for the dumb and mute tribal children at Jawhar, Dist Palghar

In the past, Mr. Satish Marathe was:

• Hon. Secretary of Indian Banks’ Association (2001), Member of its Managing Committee for two terms and was also Member of Committee of Economists.
• Vice President of Private Sector Banks’ Association (2005-06).
• Member of the High Power Committee constituted by Govt. of Maharashtra in respect of Weak and Sick Urban Co-operative Banks (2001).
• Member of Maharashtra State Co-operative Council (1995-99) which was constituted by the Government of Maharashtra.
• Was Director of the Apex Bank of Urban Banks of Maharashtra & Goa Ltd.
• Ex-Director of National Youth Co Operative Society Ltd (Multi State Multi-Purpose Co Op Soc)

He has been representing the CoOperative Sector in Pre Budget meetings with the Finance Ministers for past several years.
In 2015, IFFCO conferred Sahakarita Ratna Award on Shri Satish Marathe. He is the only recipient of the Award from Maharashtra.
Shri Satish Marathe started his Banking career in Bank of India and rose to be the Chairman and CEO of The United Western Bank Ltd (from 2002 to 2006). Earlier, in September 1991, became CEO of Janakalyan Sahakari Bank Ltd. which recorded high consistent growth during his 10 years tenure.