On February 14, which is known as Valentine’s Day, India wants its citizens to celebrate it as a “Cow Hug Day”. The strange proclamation comes from the Animal Welfare Board of India, which wants you to embrace a cow rather than your lover on February 14.
WHAT THE BOARD SAYS?
In an appeal to the public, the Board claimed that embracing the cow would bring “emotional richness” and increase “individual and collective happiness.” The notice further read that the cow is the backbone of Indian culture and the rural economy, sustaining life, and representing cattle wealth and biodiversity. “It is known as Kamdhenu and Gaumata because of its nourishing nature like a mother, the giver of all, providing riches to humanity. Vedic traditions are almost on the verge of extinction due to the progress of western culture over time. The dazzle of western civilization has made our physical culture and heritage almost forgotten,” it said.
The Board said that progress of Western culture and dazzle of western civilization has made the country’s physical culture and heritage almost forgotten.
When the Government wants to hug the cow, dairy farmers alleged that the Board did not even help them when thousands of cows died due to lumpy skin disease recently.
Since being announced, netizens bombarded Twitter with hilarious comments, memes, and videos on the celebration of Cow Hug Day. However, some users have also appreciated the move.