The name of the Guru Vagbhatnanda should be written in golden letters in the history of Uralungal Labour contract Co-operative Society.
The launch of daily laborer’s co-operative society at Uralungal, a remote village in Malabar, in the third decade of the 20th century was truly a path-breaking move. As said earlier, the inspiration to initiate the less traversed course came from none other than the great Guru, who himself had migrated to Karakkadu near Uralungal to meet the requests of his disciples. Vagbhatnanda strove for social transformation through his disciples, who were mostly daily wage labourers. Some of them lived in abject poverty and didn’t even own a piece of land. The doctrines of Vagbhatananda inspired them to find new opportunities through the co-operative society. Understanding that co-operative sangams were part of a long chain that could help in achieving the vision of Vagbhatananda, many labourers agreed to put their hand together, some half-heartedly, to build up the society. Another cooperative society named Uralungal IKEA Nanaya Sangam registered on Feb 02, 1922 provided them the guidelines to move ahead. That decision resulted in the formation of one of the biggest co-operative societies in Asia today. In short, the initiative commenced on Feb 25, 1925 literally rewrote the history of labourers, as time proved.