Udupi: The Paryaya Kaniyur Mutt, Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project and other organizations will be jointly organizing a massive ‘Gow Sammelana’ (conference on cows) in Udupi from October 4 to 7.
A preparatory meeting for the sammelana was held here under the leadership of Vidyavallabha Tirtha Swami of Paryaya Kaniyur Mutt.
Speaking on the occasion, the seer said that the population of cows was decreasing in the country. Due to changing lifestyle, people were no longer interested in rearing cows.
Since there was lot of emphasis on getting more milk from the cows, farmers had taken to rearing a foreign breed of cows. The increase in cow slaughter was a cause for concern.
Experts would be speaking on various topics related to cows including cow-based agriculture and commerce at the conference, he said.