When it comes to cows, we have read only negative news in the last 2-3 years. Attacks and killings by fake ‘gau rakshaks’ have brought shame to the country and even increased the distance between Hindus and Muslims in some areas. Amid all this, here comes a news that will make you feel positive and make the criminal cow vigilantes die with shame, if they have any.
Etv Uttar Pradesh has reported a unique effort for saving cows by members of both Hindu and Muslim communities in district Unnao of the state. The report says that under the umbrella of Hanumant Jeevashray, a local organisation to save cattle in distress, Hindus and Muslims are enthusiastically participating in ‘Sundarkand’ programmes.
Hanumant Jeevashray founder Akhilesh Avasthi told ETV Uttar Pradesh that Hindu and Muslim volunteers of the organisation go to cities and villages of the district and organise ‘Sundarkand Path’ events to raise funds for taking care of the cows. The volunteers also seek alms from people for the purpose.
Hanumant Jeevashray takes care of all injured cows across the district, provides them food and medicine, Avashti said.
Sundarakand, literally means “beautiful episode”. It is the fifth book in the Hindu epic the Ramayana, depicting the adventures of Lord Hanuman.
A number of people have been killed in attacks by cow vigilantes in many parts of the country in the last two-three years, promting even Prime Minister Narendra Modi to condemn them on several occasions. The volunteers of Hanumant Jeevashray have set an example the fake ‘gau rakshaks’ should emulate if they are really interested in saving cows.