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.
Kantisen C. Shroff