Mumbai: Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur will award degree of Doctor of Letters (D. Litt.) to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for showing that the economy of gau shalas (cow shelters) is not based on milk but products derived from cow urine and dung. Maharashtra governor C. Vidyasagar Rao will issue the degree to Mr. Bhagwat on March 9. Mr. Bhagwat has done his graduation from Government Veterinary College, Nagpur. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to grace the occasion.
Mr. Bhagwat in his work showed that the economy of gau shala is not based on cow milk but on the products derived from urine, dung like panchamrut and ayurvedic medicines
Senior Veterinary Association proposed Mr. Bhagwat’s name for the D. Litt.
The proposal went to the various committees. His name got unanimous approval from all the committees.
Animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries development minister Mahadeo Jankar confirmed the news and also clarified that there was nothing political in honouring the RSS chief.