Udupi: The Four–day long Go Sammelana to focus on the need to preserve and protect Indian cow breeds organised by the Paryaya Sri Kaniyoor Math was inaugurated at the Rajangana here on October 4.
The Sammelan began with an invocation, Sammelan Committee presdient Balaji Raghavendra Acharya welcomed the gathering. Shri Vishweshateertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math inaugurated the Go Sammelan by lighting the lamp.
In his inaugural message Shri Vishweshateertha Swamiji said that the conservation of cows is the duty of all; protection of cows should be beyond religion and caste. Every person who receives the benefits from cow is entitled to protect it.
Shri Vishwaprasanna Theertha Swamiji of Pejawara Math said that every individual is benefited from cow in their day-to-day life. Every villages should construct go shalas to conserve cows. We need to educate people through go shalas.
Shri Vidyasagar Theertha Swamiji of Shri Krishnapura Math said that we have encroached lands reserved for cows for grazing. We have also stopped rearing cows in homes, cows give us milk which nourishes us.
Shri Vidyavallabha Theertha Swamiji of Kaniyoor Math presided over the programme. CMC President Yuvraj, Prabhajancharya, Sunil Mansingh, Srikanth Siddlingaraje Urs and others were present.
K M Udupa delivered the vote of thanks, Gopalacharaya compered the programme.