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Gujarat: Gaushalas to be set up in jails

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 17:29

Rajkot: The Gau Seva Ayog has joined handswith various educational institutes and district jails in Gujarat for setting up of "Gau-Shalas" in their premises.

"To create awareness among the people about importance
of the cow in human life the Commission has decided to set up
Gau-Shalas in premises of various educational institutes and
district jails of the state," its President Vallabh Kathiriya,
said on Friday.

Kathiriya claimed that Rajkot central jail has set up
Gaushala in jail premiss where three prisoners facing life
term sentence are taking care of nearly a dozen cows since
January this year.

While few educational institutes including Vivekanand
Institute of Hotel Management (VIHM), Gardi Vidya Peeth and
Geetanjali schools have also set gau-shalas in their institute

He said that he was inspired to set up the gau-shalas
after visiting one in Ahmedabad Jail and added that the
Commission is hoping to set up such cow sheds and centres
gradually in jails like HimmatNagar, Nadiad, Vadodara and

Rajkot Jail Superintendent Arun Vyas said that after
setting up the Gau Shala in jail premises the prisoners
entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of cows have
changed completely.

"The three prisoners who are taking care of the cows
have changed completely and become more polite" Vyas


First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 17:29

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