New Delhi: The Animal Welfare Board of India has appealed to celebrate Cow Hug Day on February 14. In a letter, the board wrote, “We all know that the cow is the backbone of Indian culture, our life and rural economy. We call the cow Kamdhenu and Gaumata because of its motherly behaviour.”

Vedic traditions are almost on the verge of extinction due to western culture and glitz. Given the benefits of the cow, hugging it will bring happiness. Indian culture will get a boost and positivity will come in life.

The last part of the appeal letter reads that it has been issued only after the approval of the competent authority and the direction of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) is an institution of the Government of India. It was established under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 (PCA Act). It tells the central and state governments what is the welfare of animals. Also, this Board deals with matters related to the PCA Act and the rules made under this Law.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world on February 14. Lovers all over the world express love for each other on this day. Even before Valentine’s Day, there are many special days that people celebrate. All these days together are called Valentine’s Day Week. It is celebrated from February 7 to February 14.

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