National 'cow science' exam for students, general public to be held on 25 February, annually

The exam will cover the unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk, as per the RKA chief.

Press Trust of India January 06, 2021 09:12:11 IST
National 'cow science' exam for students, general public to be held on 25 February, annually

The cow is a holy animal in India.

The government on Tuesday announced a national-level voluntary online exam on 'gau vigyan' (cow science) to be held on 25 February, in a bid to generate interest among students and general public about the indigenous cow and its benefits. Announcing the first-ever exam of this kind, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria said this exam will be held annually. Students of primary, secondary and college levels and general public can take part in the 'Kamdhenu Gau-Vignyan Prachar-Prasar Examination' without any fee.

"For raising mass awareness about the indigenous cows among young students and every other citizens, the RKA decided to conduct a national exam on cow science," he told reporters.

The Aayog has prepared a study material on cow science. The exam will infuse the curiosity into all Indians about cows and make them aware of the unexplored potential and business opportunities a cow can offer, even after it stops giving milk, he added.

Further, Mr. Kathiria said there will be objective-type questions, and the syllabus will be recommended on the website of the RKA. The exam results will be declared immediately and certificates will be given to all.

Meritorius candidates will be given prizes and certificates, he added.

The RKA chief also mentioned that it has received good response from varisities for setting up a chair and research centres on cow and related issues.

The RKA, which comes under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, was set up by the Centre in February 2019, and is aimed at "conservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny".

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