Udaipur : Scores of bovine lovers, students and volunteers will gather at the Laxman Maidan on Sunday to pledge their commitment to save the cows and make a polythene-free city. “ Dungarpur is the first ODF city of Rajasthan and now taking a step ahead, the government and citizens are embarking on a unique program to save the holy cows from the menace of polythene. Thousands of people would take pledge to provide food for the cattle so that they do not die of eating plastics” K.K Gupta, municipality chairman and brand ambassador of Swachh Rajasthan Abhiyaan told Udaipur Kiran.
On the eve of the program the administrative and police authorities visited the venue to take details of the preparations. Mobile toilets, medical team, water and other amenities were ensured at the venue. Schools and colleges have been asked to make proper arrangements for the transportation of students to ensure complete participation. The Dungarpur municipality had a month ago, started collection of food from door steps called ‘Gau-gras abhiyan’ that has proved to a great success. The vehicles that pick garbage from colonies have a separate container in which people donate leftover chapattis daily which is fed to the stay cows in sheds and streets. This has proved effective in saving the cows from munching the plastic bags which is fatal to their lives. On Sunday, a Wall of Goodness too would be dedicated for the common, Gupta said.