Health and Family Welfare, Social Justice and Empowerment and Labor and Employment Minister Colonel Dr. Dhaniram Shandil said that according to the scriptures, all the Gods and Goddesses reside in Mother Cow and it is the duty of all of us to protect her. Today, on the auspicious occasion of Gopashtami, Dr. Shandil was addressing the public meeting after worshiping Mother Cow and performing Havan at Ashray Gau-Sadan.
Dr. Shandil said that according to the scriptures, cow has been given the status of mother. Cow dung and cow urine have been used as medicines for centuries. He said that seeing Mother Cow also reduces mental stress.
The Health Minister said that about 130 cows have been given shelter in the shelter Gau-Sadan located in Solan. Ashray Gau-Sadan is playing the role of protector for the cows who are victims of road accidents. He urged the common people to serve as per their capacity for the protection of cows.
He said that organic fertilizer is being prepared from cow urine and cow dung in Gau-Sadan. The amount received by selling organic fertilizers in the market is being spent for the protection of destitute animals.
He expressed concern over animals being left abandoned on the roads. He said that the work of Gau Sevaks will be successful only when everyone works together for the protection of cows.
On this occasion, Dr. Shandil also honored the citizens who gave shelter to the cows. He said that the cow progeny is getting support due to the service spirit of all these people.
He assured to provide funds as per requirement for the development of Ashray Gau-Sadan.
On this occasion, the Health Minister listened to the problems of the people and directed the officials to resolve them quickly.
On this occasion, Block Congress Committee Solan President Sanjeev Thakur, Urban Congress Solan President Ankush Sood, Municipal Corporation Solan councilors Sardar Singh Thakur, Usha Sharma, Rajni and Shelendra Gupta, social worker Tarsem Bharti, Ashray Gau-Sadan head Avinash Sharma, Secretary Vishan Singh, Deputy Principal Vivek Moudgil, Cow Shelter member Gurdeep Sahni, Manager Ashok Tandon, Sub Divisional Officer Solan Kavita Thakur, District Medical Officer Dr. Amit Ranjan and officials of various departments and saints of various temples were present.