Mysuru: A day after Governor Vajubhai R Vala gave his assent to Anti- cow slaughter law, Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwaprasanna Theerta on Wednesday welcomed the move of the state government.
The seer who visited Hotel Owners Association office in the city, was addressing the gathering after receiving the honour from office-bearers.
It was also his first visit to the city, after becoming the trustee of Ayodhya Rama Mandir Trust.
The seer elaborated that everybody is dependent on food, and the food comes from agriculture. Our rich agriculture practice is supported by cattle. So we must first thank cows and respect them.
“In Udupi we are taking care of 2,000 aged cows. We are spending Rs 21 lakh per month from the last 16 years only to take care of cattles. It is our unwavering commitment towards the protection of cattle”, seer claimed.
“Our aim is to build Ram Mandir, as the land belongs to the Trust. While it is the asset of Hindus, and the works are estimated to cost Rs 500 crore. While the landscaping is also estimated at Rs 1000 crore”, the seer said.
In this wake, we are relying on donors and minimum of Rs 10 can be contributed for this mega initiative. A campaign to collect donations will be launched after Sankranti, from January 15 and will conclude in 45 days, Vishwaprasanna Theertha stated.
HOA President C Narayanagowda, former president M Rajendra, office-bearers Ravi Shashtry and Subramanya Tantri were present.