Signature campaign to protect cattle


Addressing a news conference on Monday the ratha yathra will be held for 108 days. The ratha yathra had commenced on the day of Vijayadashami at Kurukshethra and it will conclude at Nagapura on January 17. It will travel 200 kms everyday. It has covered 20,000 kms and has held programmes at 400 places.

He said that chariot will reach Davangere on December 3 and the ‘Upa ratha yathra’ held in the district will join the same. “On Deepavali, people in the district will perform ‘Gopuja’ and the idea of protecting cattle will be propagated to every household through this programme,” he said and added that there is a need to declare cow as our national animal and make laws to protect them. The signature campaign will push for this demand.

Welcome Committee President Dr J P Krishnegowda, Secretary Mahesh, Treasurer Thammegowda, Arun Kumar among others were present.

In Kadur

To maintain the sanctity of the land, water, cow should be declared as national animal, said Chikmagalur district Go Samithi Honourary President Dr G P Krishne Gowda.

Speaking at a convention organised as part of Vishwa Go Grama Yathre in Kadur, he said when India’s population was 35 crore, the country had 60 crore cattle. Now the population has crossed 108 crore. However, we do not have 108 breeds of cattle.

Farmers should not go for chemical fertilisers. Instead, organic manure should be used in agriculture. He said 35,000 children suffer from scarcity of milk. Cow milk can cure 106 diseases.

Go Samithi Dakshna Pranthya Convener Haniya Ravi said country has 36,000 slaughter houses. 10,000 cattle are being butchered per hour in Andhra Pradesh.  Hulikere Mutt Seer Virupaksha Linga swamy spoke.

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