Support vegetarianism to check hunger, says VC

Addressing the valedictory of Vishwamangala Go Grama Yatre of Mangalore division at Urwa grounds here on Friday, he said one can feed more people by practicing vegetarianism.

“To produce one kg of beef, for instance, one has to spend for 7 kg of cereals and 7,000 lts of water. At the same time, one can produce 1 ltr of milk by spending for just 2 kg of fodder,” he explained.
“It has been estimated that one third of world’s population is unable to get two square meals a day. At such a juncture stopping cow slaughtering and encouraging vegetarianism will help to feed more number of people on earth,” the VC observed.
By stopping non-vegetarianism, people can stop releasing 1.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day. Thus they can encourage environment protection too, he noted.
“At least for the sake of alleviating hunger from the world, one should be ready for this sacrifice,” he added.

Kaveriappa regretted that the younger generation is forgetting the greatness of Indian culture amidst the variables of modernity. “The situation has made us to be mute spectators while foreign countries claim patent for our own products,” he said.
In his address, Vibhag Sanghachalak Prof M B Puranik urged for “legal protection” for cattle. “A separate law should be passed and implemented banning cow slaughtering. If this does not happen, the world has to witness many more catastrophes,” he said.

Vishwamangala Go Grama Yatre Committee State Vice President Rajesh Nayak presided. Rajashekharanand Swamiji of Gurupur Vajradehi Mutt, Mathanandamayi of Odiyur Gurudevadatta Samsthan, entrepreneurs Rohan Monteiro, B Raghunath Somayaji and others were present.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel was one among the audience.

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