Hindu Yuva Vahini honours 70 ‘gau rakshaks’ in PM Modi’s constituency
The PM, first at his MyGov Town Hall in New Delhi onlucknow Updated: Sep 04, 2016 21:18 IST
The right-wing Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) on Sunday honoured 70 gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) in Varanasi, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency.
The felicitation was held around a month after the PM’s remark denouncing anti-social elements masquerading as ‘gau rakshaks’.
The HYV, which held the event at the Nagar Nigam auditorium, is headed by Yogi Adityanath, the firebrand BJP MP from Gorakhpur. Adityanath was not present at the event.
The outfit honoured 70 gau rakshaks from several districts, including Azamgarh, Chandauli, Ghazipur, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Jaunpur, Mau and Varanasi at the Hindu Yuva Sammelan.
“Those who have been honoured here are true gau rakshaks. They deserve to be honoured. They are protecting and serving the cows with utmost dedication,” said Sunil Singh, the HYV state president.
Singh said such events were also organised in other parts of the state where those serving cows were felicitated. He added that HYV activists were involved in cow protection across the state.
The PM, first at his MyGov Town Hall in New Delhi on August 6 and then again at a rally in Hyderabad, had said that he felt “immense anger” at anti-social elements donning the garb of gau rakshaks to conceal their criminal activities.
Asked about his take on the PM’s statement, Singh said, “I agree with him. We have honoured the true gau rakshaks. They serve the cows and protect them.”
Several hundred HYV activists from different parts of the eastern UP districts participated in the event where the slogan ‘Jai Shri Ram’ was shouted. A souvenir: Rashtra Gaurav was released on the occasion.
Singh called upon the HYV workers to work to achieve the goal of making India a Hindu nation.