About Us

Veneration of cow has been the unique feature of Indian culture from the beginning of Indian Civilization as revealed in the Vedas.

"Cow are wealth" says Atharva Veda. "She is the Kamdhenu of India" the conviction of Gandhiji

Despite such long continuing heritage of cow veneration, the present day situation of cow protection and welfare is very sad. It is a matter of shame that though cow protection and welfare, and ban on cow slaughter are parts of the Directive Principles of the Indian Constitution since 45 years, no Central Law has been enacted to effectively ban cow slaughter. The less said about governmental support for cow protection & welfare, the better.

To reverse this dismal situation, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Vivekanand Research & Training Institute and concerned Sarvodaya Organizations have constituted "GOVIGYAN BHARATI" to initiate a sustained educative campaign, based on a holistic and scientific approach.

This holistic approach is to be composed of a totality and combination of all the relevant rationalistic and spiritual perspectives, with the objective of developing practical and cost-effective model programmes of cow protection, development and welfare.

Govigyan Bharati, while evolving a multi-media, multi-locational database and network centers, will also along side put in place demonstration - cum - training centers where not only cow but also the men directly involved in her protection development and welfare, by way of economically beneficial transactions as a systematically self-sustaining unit, which become visible evidence of positive benefits of such programmes.

This holistic approach, if sincerely worked out, can build a socio-economic order in tropics based on recoverable and sustainable system delivering ecological synergies which will not be limited only to cow, but would extend to the entire biomass (including humans) of our Mother Earth.

We very much welcome you to become our partner in this noble task.

Yours faithfully

Kantisen C. Shroff

S. Ramakrishnan

Naredra Dube

Objectives of Govigyan Bharati

  1. To bring awareness of Govigyan (i.e. scientific dimensions of knowledge about cow) in India.
  2. To establish research and training centres for Govigyan at the national level.
  3. To inculcate scientific attitude in Gopalak (cow breeders ) and to train them in the latest techniques of cow breeding.
  4. To evolve national policy regarding cow breeding, cow maintenance and cow protection and to try and implement it through Panchayats, State Governments and the Central Government.
  5. To establish or have established through others, village cow shelters (Panjrapole) and to administer them or to have them administered.
  6. To popularize cow milk, ghee etc., and to make efforts to provide proper remuneration for these items.
  7. To organize research and popularize making of organic manure from cow dung and urine.
  8. To organize research and development in Gobar gas plants and to develop and popularize gadgets which run on Gobar gas.
  9. To carry out research and development of various tools and implements which are driven by Bullock power.
  10. To carry out R&D in all aspects of cow carcass disposal to include flaying, tanning ,leather business, bone fertilizers etc. To develop village based leather industry.
  11. Govigyan will attempt to provide all help to cow related economy, social system and village requirements. For the above purpose Govigyan will carryout the following functions:-
    • Will organize seminars, conferences and symposia at local, regional and national levels.
    • Will publish monthly or periodic publication and will give it wide circulation.
    • Will publish and ciculate literature regarding Govigyan.
    • Will co-ordinate efforts to establish network amongst cow protection and animal welfare organizations.
    • Will encourage Govt. of India to make legislation regarding cow protection and to ban cow slaughter.
    • Will take appropriate action to ban export of meat.
  12. It will carry out alsl such tasks which are necessary for development and propagation of Govigyan.