The online exam on cow science which was supposed to be conducted on 25th February by The Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, a government body under the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, has been postponed. The reason for the delay is not cleared, and the next date of the exam is also not given yet. The University Grants Commission, last week encouraged students to register for this exam.
“Please note that online Kamdhenu Gau Vigyan Prachar Prasar Exam /Pratiyogita which was scheduled for 25th Feb 2021 including Mock Examination on 21st Feb 2021 has been postponed,” a notice on the website read.
Vallabhbhai Kathiria, the chairman of RKA, told The Times of India that the reason for the delay is ‘administrative reasons’.
This exam has also received quite a lot of criticism, as it is said that the reference material has irrational and unverified content with no scientific evidence.
On the other hand, an NGO, The Kamdhenu Gowdham and Arogya Sansthan will open a cow cuddling centre in Tauru, Haryana on Sunday.
This NGO is led, by a retired IAS officer and ex-Chairman of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), SP Gupta.
As per the claims made by the organisation, cow cuddling treats various diseases like respiratory diseases, heart diseases as well as psychological diseases.
“From this, not only respiratory diseases, blood pressure, spinal pain, heart problems, depression and TB are cured but also, according to psychologists, by this medical practice the sadness, anxiety, all kinds of tensions are cured, mind becomes healthier and there happens to be increase in confidence of human beings,” it said in a release.
They also claim that this practice of hugging cow is quite prevalent in foreign countries like UK, Netherland, Switzerland and the US.