Published On : Sat, Aug 13th, 2016

Stung by Modi’s words, city organization starts drive to protect cows from plastics

Gau Rakshaks
After the Prime Minister Narendra Modi made stinging remarks against the so-called Gau Rakshaks (Cow protectors) in which he had said there are few bad elements who are masquerading as coe protectors and perpetrating atrocities on Dalits.

“There are few incidents that are very shameful. It is our duty to protect and respect the poor and Dalit people of our country.

What right do we have to ill treat our Dalit brothers and sisters?” asked Modi and added that more and more cows die of consuming plastic waste and this should be curbed. Taking the words of Modi in true spirit, the city-based organization Nagpur Gaudhan Gram Seva Samiti started a campaign in this direction on Saturday.

Gau Rakshaks
The campaign was launched by Swami Nirmalanand Maharaj of Geeta Mandir. As a part of the campaign, the volunteers of the Samiti will scan all the public places and ensure cows do not consume plastic material. The volunteers will also clean the garbage littered with plastic waste and could be eaten by cows. Moreover, arrangements such as placing cow feed near dust bin would also be made.

The organization intends to seek cooperation from other NGOs, gau rakshaks and Nagpur Municipal Corporation in this endeavour. The campaign was started from Cotton Market-based garbage dump and also fed the cows.

Gau Rakshaks
The Convener of the Samiti Surendra Singh, Sadhvi Radhenandini, Tanvir Mirza, Ajay Limaye, Gauri Patel and other were present during the launch of the campaign.