The newly elected Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan has decided to honour those who adopt stray cows on Independence Day and Republic Day. Rajasthan’s Cow Welfare Department, Directorate of Go-Palan has issued a letter to all district collectors asking them to motivate donors, NGOs, social workers and cow lovers to adopt stray cows and felicitate them on August 15 and January 26.
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The order also mentions that whoever wants to adopt cows can deposit the amount decided by the local cow shelter and can visit the cows anytime. Those who want to keep the stray cows at their houses can also do so, it added.