Kamdhenu Chair will be established in Universities and Colleges in India – Shri Sanjay Dhotre, MoS, HRD

New Delhi, 15 Dec 2020: Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog organized a National Webinar on ‘Kamdhenu Chair in Universities and Colleges’ in association with UGC, AICTE and AIU. Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog Chairman Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria introduced the concept and appealed all the Vice Chancellors across India and College Heads for starting ‘Kamdhenu Chair’ in every University and College.  Dr. Kathiria said we need to educate the youth about agriculture, Health, Social, Economic and Environmental importance of our Indigenous Cows. Now the Government has started to explore the Potentials of Cows and Panchgavya. There is need to bring forth the Science related to Indigenous Cows and our Education system should provide platform as well as push in Research on benefits mentioned about Cows with modern scientific and process oriented approach.

Minister of State for Education, Govt of India, Shri Sanjay Dhotre applauded the initiative of Kamdhenu Chair. He told that we were enriched by many benefits of Cows in our society but under the influence of foreign rulers we forgot it.  He stressed that time has come and we will support this initiative. I am sure that the few Colleges and Universities will start the Kamdhenu chair then others will follow.  Research and practical implementation in form of products needs to be showcased, established economically and presented with accurate scientific data in time bound way.  Shri Dhotre praised the efforts and leadership of Dr. Vallabhbhai Kathiria for this historic initiative.

AICTE Chairman Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe stressed that – AatmnaNirbhar India is possible only with Aatmanirbhar Villages. We need to connect Old wisdom and new Technology together for New and Shining India.   Agriculture Economy through Cows is highly scientific too. He mentioned MP Oscar Fernandes statements about health benefits of Panchgavya.  Prof. Sahasrabudhe emphasised on Research and Development on Cow science to develop progressively as per Dr Kathiria’s appeal for Kamdhenu Research Centre, Kamdhenu Study Centre and Kamdhenu Centre of Excellence and ultimately  Kamdhenu University.

Prof Rajnish Jain, Secretary UGC welcomed and praised Dr Kathiria for this innovative initiative and promised that UGC will provide full support for Kamdhenu chair.  The move will promote evidence based scientific mind set on many things that we know but need to prove and make acceptable to all scientifically.

Secretary General of Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Dr.  Pankaj Mittal promised that AIU will support the initiative fully.  There is huge science behind Cow and time has come to establish them and sensitize the youth through Kamdhenu chair.

In open House session Scientists and VCs from various Universities expressed happiness and applauded the initiative of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog. Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University, Prof. Sangita Srivastava;  VC of Kamdhenu University in Gujarat,  Dr. Naresh Kelawala;  Rtd VC from Rajasthan, Shri Krishna Murari Lal Pathak;  VC from  RAJUVAS, Prof Vishnu Sharma; Scientist from Central University of Haryana, Prof Satish Kumar;  VC Shri Nitin Pethani from Saurashtra University;  VC from RKDF University,  Dr. Sudesh Kumar Sohani;  Dr. Panckaj Garg from Jyoti Vidyapeeth Womens University, Jaipur ; VC from Guru Govind Singh University in Godhra,  Dr. Pratap Singh Chauhan; VC from ICFAI University also declared establishment of Kamdhenu Chair  in their Universities.

In conclusion Dr Kathiria stated that he is in touch with concerned Ministries for collaboration regarding different aspects of Cow where Aayog can work together with them. The webinar was anchored by Mr. Pureesh Kumar from Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog.  Mr. Vijay Tiwari was instrumental in coordination between RKA, VCs and Government bodies supporting the Kamdhenu Chair campaign and this webinar.

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