Prayagraj: The Vishwa Hindu parishad (gaurakha division) in an attempt to protect cows has planned to set up gau raksha committees at all villages and appoint gaurakshak (cow protectors). Leaders said that cow slaughter would not be tolerated at any cost in the country. VHP has also decided to impart training to farmers so that Indian origin cows should be kept at every house in villages.
Leaders of VHP ( Gauraksha division) Kashi prant were holding a meeting at Shankaracharya ashram, Alopibagh on Monday.
Senior VHP leader and national organisational secretary (Gauraksha division) Khemchandra Sharma said gau mata (cows) are the central devotion point (kendra bindu) for hindu community. He also said the Indian culture can be protected only when we protect cows, Ganga and villages.
He also stressed on the need to protect original breed of cows ( Indian origin crows) at a time when Indian origin cows were finding no place in the society.
People were more interested to keep jersey cows for their economic benefits but there was a strong need to take care of Indian origin cows or they would be an extinct species.
VHP leaders said that strength of Indian origin cows was declining by every passing day and if the similar condition continues, cows would be seen at museum only.
Speakers stressed on need to make farmers self reliant and develop industries in villages.
Lal Mani Tiwari, regional secretary (VHP gauraksha) said that it should be every individual responsibility to protect cows and they should also come forward for it. He also said that majority of gaushala were fallen prey to corruption and many cows were loosing their lives.
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