Maalur: Gou is the backbone of Indian Agriculture. It is necessary to grow organic crops through Gou farming and stay away from chemical agriculture. The economic conditions should progress through Gou and work should be done in this direction, said National Security Board member, IIMB Prof. R. Vaidyanathan.
Professor spoke about economy and Gou on the occasion of the programme organised by Gopal’s Institute called, “I love, I care, I serve native cows” in the Sri Raghavendra Gou Ashram of Gangapura in Maalur with the purpose of conservation of Gous.
Professor said that in olden days people who reared cows were wealthy. In the times of the kings the economy was mainly based on the cows, the same kind of Gou centralised economy should be structured in the future. It is saddening that native breeds are reducing in the recent times. It is laudable that even in a famine prone land the Raghavendra Gou Ashram is being managed well.
More than 250 IT-BT employees, Gou lovers participated in the programme and carried out the cleaning of Goushaala. They also collected information about the native cows. The workshop for preparation of Gavya products was also conducted. Many competitions for children like drawing and selfie of children with the calves were conducted on this occasion.
Sri Veera Raghavan of Pracharam.com, Sri Ganesh Karthik of Kodesham River Basin Foundation spoke on this occasion. The secretary of the Sri Raghavendra Gou Ashram Development Committee Sri Srikanth Hegde Yalahanka, Srisamyojaka of SriRamchandrapura Matha’s Goushaala Sri Tirumaleshwara Prasanna, special duty officer of the Gou Ashram Sri Ramachandra Ajjakaana, Sri Krishna Bhat of Gou Ashram, Sri Lakshmeesha, Sri Sadashiva, Sri Rajesh, Sri Dushyanth and others were present on this occasion.