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Indian Government Announces First Ever “Cow Exam” In An Attempt To Raise Awareness About Native Bovines

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The Indian government’s cow protection establishment, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) announced that a cow exam will be conducted online in February to boost the much-needed widespread awareness about the native mammal. This follows the claims of a clinical trial that shows 95 percent efficiency of cow milk, urine, and dung as an ayurvedic treatment for Covid-19.

The cow protection agency announced via a press conference that the “Kamdhenu Gau-Vigyan Prachar-Prasar Examination” or the cow science examination would be held on 25th February across the nation. Conducted for an entire hour, the examination will be offered in English and 12 other regional languages in four different categories, for primary to 8th graders, 9th to 12th high schoolers, for college students, and for the public.

The RKA chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria addressed the public,

 “This will not only serve as an informative exam but also make Indians aware of the unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk.”

He added that while the “gau mata” (mother cow) has been deemed holy and of great importance throughout the nation, little has been done to highlight the potential uses of the important indigenous bovines.

“This will not only serve as an informative exam but also make Indians aware of the unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk.”

He went on to elaborate on how the disregarded waste from the cows was an essential resource for the economic growth of small farmers.

“Its so-called waste products like cow dung and cow urine, which are cheap and abundantly available, are biodegradable and environment-friendly. Hence, these can be gainfully used by cow entrepreneurs to make cow-rearing sustainable, which in turn can contribute towards economic growth of the country.”

The relevant reading material for the online examination will be communicated by the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog website. Important literature, textbooks, blogs, and videos on cow sciences will be uploaded on the website for the voluntary candidates sitting in the exam. The results will be immediately announced on the site and Kathiria also added that high achievers shall expect certificates and prizes too.

Although the examination is voluntary, Kathiria stated that they have persuaded education ministers and chief ministers to participate in the conduction of the exam in different states.

The decision of a comprehensive examination came after the results of a trial conducted which used the “panchgavya” (milk, butter, ghee, cow dung, and cow urine) to treat patients with mild COVID-19. Medicinal Drinks like “kadha” and milk-Haldi which contained the above ingredients proved that cow derivatives were 96 percent successful in curing COVID-19. 

Trials were conducted between June 2020 till October 2020 on 800 patients suffering from moderate symptoms and implications of coronavirus infection. 200 patients hailed from Rajkot city while other patients came from parts of Varanasi, Vadodara, and Mumbai.

“The clinical trials were held keeping ICMR guidelines in mind. During the treatment, no allopathic medicine was given to the patients. All the patients in these four places recovered completely — some in four days, some in 10, and others in 14 days,” Kaithiria stated.

Kaithiria confirmed that written permission was obtained from the trial participants. The details of the online examination will be shared on the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog website for interested candidates.

Established by Narendra Modi’s government two years ago, the RKA ensures the upkeep, conservancy, safety, and growth of cows and their offspring, and is uptight in paving a way for better cattle development programs which simultaneously expands the options for the livelihood for low-income farmers and their families.