New Delhi: The Centre government has withdrawn its appeal to celebrate February 14 as ‘Cow Hug Day’. The decision to withdraw this appeal has been taken after government faced massive backlash on the social media over the issue.
The Animal Welfare Board has announced the withdrawal of this decision today. On Thursday, Union Minister Purushottam Rupala had appealed to the common people to celebrate February 14 as ‘Cow Hug Day’ and embrace the songs around them.
Parshottam Rupala, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying had said on Thursday that ‘Valentine’s Day’ celebrated on February 14 all over the world.
Rupala told reporters that there is an old tradition of worshipping cows in this country and it is a matter of great happiness that people embrace cows. It would be good if people respond positively to government’s appeal.
Since February 14 is a day of love, it would be good if people remember and love the cow on that day. He had said and if someone taunts him on this, one should not get angry but have mercy.”