Gau- Daan


The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the Nourisher, the evergiving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the subtenance of the life. Just as a liberated soul gives freely of his spiritual knowledge, so too does this gentle and generous animal who takes nothing more than water, grass and grass, and gives unstintingly all through her life. The cow is vital to life and substenance. She is symbol of grace and abundance, and emvodies the virtues of gentle selflessness.

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The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the sustenance of life. Just as a liberated soul gives freely of his spiritual knowledge, so too does this gentle and generous animal who takes nothing more than water, grass and grain, and gives unstintingly all through her life. The cow is vital to life and sustenance. She is a symbol of grace and abundance, and embodies the virtues of gentle selflessness.The cow is a uniquely Indian symbol, revered and protected down the ages by Hindu and Mughal rulers alike. She became a point of honour during India’s freedom struggle and her protection was unanimously included in the Indian Constitution by our Founding Fathers from Jawaharlal Nehru to Maulana Azad. Every Indian settlement provided space for a Gaushala, every Indian household contributed one handful of grain everyday for its cows.Our Gaushala at the Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre (SGACC) takes forward this venerable Indian tradition.

Every day brave People for Animals raiding team seize over trucks that are taking cattles for illegal slaughtering. With a courage in heart and passion in their souls, they try and rescue these cattles by any means possible. Most of these animals are also found sick or injured on the streets. They are then brought to ,”The Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre”, India's oldest and largest all-animal shelter,homes some3000 animals. Of these, approximately 1500 are cattle i.e. cows, oxen, bulls and calves. As most of these are animals rescued by brave People For Animals ( PFA ) teams from illegal traffickers smuggling them for slaughter, SGACC is only such large animal hospital to provide shelters to more than 1500 cattles in India. Equipped with a well trained medical team headed by three qualified veterinarians and highly experienced para vets. The hospital remains open 24x7 and responds to round-the-clock emergencies. The cattle that we receive remain with us for life – protected and cared for. They are neither milked nor burdened, simply allowed to live out their natural lives free of pain, fear and exploitation, just as nature intended

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