Year after cow deaths, Hingonia to be model centre for bovines in Rajasthan

A year after the outcry over cow deaths at the Hingonia cow rehabilitation centre, chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday announced ₹10 crore grant for developing and modernising the centre

jaipur Updated: Oct 28, 2017 20:26 IST
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Chief minister Vasundhara Raje takes part in rituals during laying of cancer institute foundation in Jaipur on Saturday. (HT Photo)

A year after the outcry over cow deaths at the Hingonia cow rehabilitation centre, chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday announced ₹10 crore grant for developing and modernising the centre.

During a packed day, Raje also laid the foundation stone of the state cancer institute and held a press conference where she announced starting of Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Delhi flight service from Sunday.

On Saturday morning, Raje visited Hingonia Cow Rehabilitation Centre where a memorandum of understanding was signed between Jaipur Municipal Corporation and Hare Krishna Movement for management of the centre for 19 years.

Raje said the grant would be used by JMC for to develop Hingonia as a model centre for cow rehabilitation.

On the occasion of Gopashthami on Saturday, she offered prayers and gave jaggery and fodder to cows at the centre.

“Serving cows is associated with people’s religious sentiments. This is not the responsibility of the government alone but of all us. Collective efforts have to be made for protection and promotion of bovines,” Raje said.

“The government is working with dedication towards this and it is the result of the efforts that there has been more success in protection of bovine at Hingonia.”

Expressing concern over use of polythene and its ill-effects of bovine, she said: “Gauseva and polythene cannot go together therefore government banned the use of polythene.”

R Govindadas Prabhuji of the Krishna Balram Seva Trust ,which manages Hare Krishna Movement, said there has been commendable success in stopping the death of cows brought to the rehabilitation centre in last one year.

Deaths of over 500 cows in July-August last year at the Hingonia shelter had become a major political embarrassment for the government.

State cancer institute

Earlier, while laying the foundation stone of the state cancer institute coming up in the premises of Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) at Pratap Nagar, Raje said modern world class medical facilities will be available soon for cancer patients.

Raje said the state cancer institute will be equipped with modern technique and facilities for treatment and rehabilitation of cancer patients.

She also laid the foundation stone for paraplegic treatment wing and sports complex at the RUHS premises. She dedicated four hostels at the RUHS for nurses, medical students and resident doctors along with houses for teachers and non-teaching employees and also unveiled the statue of Swami Vivekananda.

Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Delhi flight service

Raje She also announced starting of Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Delhi flight service from Sunday.At a press conference at her official residence, Raje said starting of air services from various districts of Rajasthan to other cities will benefit tourists, businessmen and general public.

Spicejet managing director Ajay Singh also announced starting of Jaipur-Varanasi flight. Spicejet managing director Ajay Singh said the company from Sunday will start total five new flights in Rajasthan. He said apart from Jaipur-Jaisalmer-Delhi, flight service Jaisalmer-Delhi, Jodhpur-Delhi and Udaipur-Mumbai will be started from Sunday.

Raje said direct flight service from Jaipur to Jaisalmer and Varanasi boost religious tourism.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 20:26 IST