The Cow has been garnering worship by Hindus as ‘Gomata’ since ages and today “Vande Goamataram” shoukd become the slogan of every household to protect the cows to bring back the past glory, asserted TTD Board Chief Dr Ch Krishnamurthy.
Speaking on the occasion of Gokulastami celebrations in SV Goshala in Tirupati on Sunday, the TTD chairman said, cow is always been a boon to entire humanity since not only produces milk but other useful products even out of its urine and dung. “Even when our farmers face high time due to drought, it is the dairy farming which always saved them as well all of us”, Chairman observed.
Later, he said, today the unproductive cows are sent to slaughter house which is a heinous act. “It’s now time to protect our cows and preserve them for our future generations”, he maintained.
In his speech, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao said TTD is mulling to protect, preserve and promote indigenous breeds in a big way. “Apart from this Goshala, we are contemplating a massive State-of-Art Cattle rearing centre in the sprawling 450acres of land available at Palamaner.
Adding further he said, “In our country there are over 28 varieties of cow breeds which are all disease resistant unlike cross breeds. But today many of them have become extinct which is an alarming situation. It is now time for all of us to protect our indegnous cows. This massive task will alone cannot be taken up by TTD and even the private cow rearing institutions should also participate in this noble mission”, he added.
The EO said, even the Gosevakulu-an exclusive voluntary service wing of Srivari Seva which was started a couple of months ago in Goshala has also gained importance.
Tirupati JEO P Bhaskar presided over the meeting. TTD board member Dr P Hariprasad, SV Goshala Director Dr Harnath Reddy were also present.
Earlier Gopuja was performed followed by offering prayers at Sri Venugopala Swamy temple located in Goshala premises by the dignitaries.
Later cultural activities were performed by children and Annaprasadams were distributed to devotees. (NSS)