Pashu Sandesh, 23 February 2019
The Government of India has constituted “Rashtriya Kamadhenu Ayog” under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying for the Conservation, Protection and Development of cows and their progenies to support the rural , socio- economic and sustainable development. Dr Vallabhbhai Kathiria has been appointed as Chairman of the Ayog. As per announcement of the Government of India during the presentation of the budget in the parliament , Hon’ble Prime Minister of India , Shri Narendra Modi had announced to establish Rashtriya Kamadhenu Ayog for the promotion of cows and their progeny in the country.As per order issued by the Government of India on 21st February 2019. Dr Vallabhbhai Kathiria , former Chairman of Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board ,Gujarat will function as Chairman of Ayog.
Dr. Kathiria is a renowned cancer surgeon in Saurashtra. He is RSS Swayam Sevak since childhood and served in various capacity in RSS and performed excellent coordination in all Pariwar Organizations. His work and contributions have always been outstanding either as centurion blood donor by donating blood for 126 times or by working amongst mass & class , rural and urban , poor and elite and always having clean and neat image as straight forward politician and social worker by associating with more than 100 NGOs and social organizations .
Presently, Dr Kathiria is Chairman and Trustee in more than 10 renowned organizations working in the fields of Education, Health, Socio- Economic upliftment of poor and down trodden. He has setup many landmarks in the area of Water Harvesting, Environmental Conservation , Rural Development and Gauseva. People still remember for his pioneering work of Rescue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Coordination during devastating Earth quake (2001) in Gujarat.
Dr Vallabhbhai Kathiria also served as most popular M.P. Lok-Sabha (1996-2009) from Rajkot for 4 times and has been first ever M.P. to win consecutively since independence. He has also set up an unique record for winning L.S. Election ( 12th Lok Sabha ) in 1998 with all India highest lead from Rajkot. He served as Minister of State in Hon'ble. late Atal Behari Vajpayee Government (1999-2004) as MoS. Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise : HRD and Health & Family Welfare,he travelled length & breath of the country to strengthen the party ideology and organization. He has been awarded many National and International awards.
As per order of the Government ; the Secretary , Animal Husbandry and Dairying will function as Vice- chairman of Rashtriya Kamadhenu Ayog along with other Members appointed from various category and specialized in cow protection and conservation. The Joint Secretary of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying of Central Government will function as Member Secretary of the Aayog.