Cow Hug Day on Valentine’s Day

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Imphal: The Animal Welfare Board under the ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has appealed the citizens to celebrate “Cow Hug Day” on February 14, which is the St. Valentines Day.

Cow is the backbone of Indian culture and rural economy, ‘sustains our life’, represent cattle wealth and biodiversity. It is known as “Kamdhenu” and “Gaumata” because of its nourishing nature like mother, the giver of all providing nches to humanity, the animal welfare board said on Wednesday in the appeal.

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Vedic traditions are almost on the verge of extinction due to the progress of west culture over time. The dazzle of western civilization has made our physical culture and heritage almost forgotten, it said.

“In view of the immense benefit of the cow, hugging with cow will bring emotional richness hence will increase our individual and collective happiness. Therefore, all the cow lovers may also celebrate the February 14 as Cow Hug day keeping in mind the importance of mother cow and make life happy and full of positive energy,” the board said.

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