Cow is the backbone of Indian economy ?K.S. Sudarshan
Prakriti-2005, an exhibition organised by Prakriti Bharati in Noida from December 9 to 11 displaying various inventions including cow-based agriculture, was really an eye opener for all those who strongly believe that Indian traditional knowledge is outdated. People from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, etc., who are engaged in various inventions, participated in the exhibition. Prakariti Bharati has already organised three such events in 2002 (IIT, New Delhi), 2003 (Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi) and 2004 (Bhopal).
Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan while inaugurating the event described the cow as the backbone of Indian economy and elaborated upon the idea of how a cow was useful for the society and the country. Stressing on food security, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, former HRD Minister said food security could not be ensured till the country was dependent on chemical fertilizers. Shri Kunwarjibhai Jadhav, former president, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, noted thinker Shri Govindacharya and former Minister of State for Agriculture Shri Sompal Shastri, were also present on the occasion.
The exhibition highlighted various produces made by panchgavya, Ayurveda, govansh-based energy plant, organic farming and various traditional agricultural techniques. Various organisations, engaged in the field of water conservation, land fertility and govansh promotion, Auryveda, etc. also erected their pavilions at the exhibition. The pavilion erected by Kanpur Goshala Society attracted the most crowed. There were over 1,200 cows and ox in the goshala. The goshala also has invented a battery charger, a tractor and an irrigation machine driven by ox. People of more than 200 villages have already installed a battery charger driven by ox each in their village. The cost of one plant is Rs 65,000.
A team of artists, under the leadership of Shri Sunil Vishwakarma, a student of Benaras Hindu University, beautifully drew the significance of govansh, attraction of foreigners towards panchgavya, etc. The pavilion, erected under the guidance of Dr Hari Bhadoria, highlighting the significance of medicinal plants also attracted a large number of visitors, especially the farmers. Dr Bhadoria is on a mission to encourage the agriculture of medicinal plants. He said it would improve the economic condition of the Indian farmers. He provides free consultancy in this regard.
After inaugurating the exhibition, Shri K.S. Sudarshan honoured three people for their outstanding contribution in natural research. They are Dr Virendra Kumar Vijay, senor scientist of IIT, Shri Purushottam Toshniwal, general secretary of Kanpur Goshala Society and Shri Prahalad Brahmachari, manager of Gita Press, Gorakhpur. Besides working in the Gita Press, Shri Brahmachari also runs a goshala where 300 cows saved from butchers are being looked after. Shri Sudarshan also honoured Shri Mansukhbhai Laljibhai Sahagia of Jal Kranti Trust, Shri Rajkumar, president, Keshav Madhav Utthan Samiti, Saharanpur, Shri Sunil Mansinghka of Govigyan Kendra, Nagpur.