People say "action expresses priorities" and the Ayodhya Municipal Corporation gave a living proof of the same when they announced to buy jute coats for the cows staying in shelters to keep them warm.
Well, looks like winter is coming, but only for the cows staying in shelters. It's not for cows or other animals who live on the streets, it's not for the homeless human beings who sleep on the footpath without any warm blanket or coat to cover them. It's not for those poor kids who are at the major risk of dying from cold and hunger.
But, why are we talking about them again? That's not a priority, right? What's important...is to make cow coats. Niraj Shukla, Nagar Nigam Commissioner of Ayodhya, said, "We are in the process of getting the cow coats made. This scheme will be implemented in three-four phases. First, we are starting with Baishingpur cow shelter, which houses around 1,200 cattle including 700 bulls and the rest being cows and calves. We have initially placed order for 100 cow coats for the calves."
Reportedly, these cow coats cost somewhere between Rs 250 to 300 each and the first delivery is expected in November. He further said, "Three-layer coats for the calves are being prepared. We have asked for the use of soft clothes for the calves in the innermost layer apart from the jute which provides warmth to the body." He also added that cows and bulls will have separate coat designs. Well, of course! Details are important.
What's more, "The cow shelter will also have a bonfire to save the cows from extreme cold. Paddy straw will be put on the floor to provide warmth to the cattle if they choose to sit." Now, how cool is that?
In all honesty, there's nothing wrong in making jute coats for cows. But, is it correct to restrict the jute coats only to the sheltered ones who are probably already getting enough care? Shouldn't the focus be on the animals who are living on the streets, who don't have anyone to look after them? Shouldn't the kids be somewhere in the priority list, where they get to sleep under a blanket?
This news is making desi people facepalm harder than ever and they didn't leave any stone unturned to convey the same on social media.
We don't have funds to give proper health and education facilities to the needy, but we have ample funds to do this.
Well, it's great that they are trying to give some comfort to the cows and bulls, why not do this for every animal?https://t.co/x4hpeNGFTV
Rs 250-300 of wasting whose money???? https://t.co/zlPw9XQo5K— Arpita Ghosh (@Arpita0019) November 24, 2019
Jute coats, bonfire: Ayodhya authorities ensure cows stay warm in winter.
Salt-Roti for kids and....
These are priorities. Do you need more reasons to pray God to give you birth as a cow in next life?ð¤
How I wish we were this thoughtful for all human beings!
Cows in Ayodhya to get special winter coats this year - it s viral - Hindustan Times https://t.co/EKE1afvFSZ
Winter coats and shelter for cows, safaris for Monkeys, warm shawls and caps for idols by the govt. Nothing for humans?
Thousands die on the roads, for want of warm clothes. Few NGOs and dedicated volunteers donate warm clothes to the needy and save lives every year,ð©ð©s off!
In a state where a 15 year old unable to bear the relentless poverty and starvation of her life chose to burn herself to death.
So much money & concern for cows & monkeys.
None for the hungry
Soon, Coats For Cows In Ayodhya - NDTV https://t.co/dDp7jY6pfr
Aren't cows already way too too toooo fat to feel cold ? How about coats for poor thin children ?— NÌ´ÍÌ±Ì§Ì®Ì Ì±uÌ´ÌÌ¯ÍÍÌÌ¢ÍÌ¦nÌ´ÌÍÍÌÍÌÌÌÌÌÌ£ÍÌ¼Ì©Ì¨ÍÍÌ£Ì©Ì» (@__N_u_n___) November 24, 2019
They will waste the money of taxes they collected from common people .
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Coats for cows! Idiots dont know if cows felt cold, theyd grow fur.— Syed Usman (@Sydusm) November 24, 2019