In a bizarre instance, the organisers of a cricket tournament in Vadodara presented cows as a prize to the winning team. Taking cow welfare to another level, the Rabri community in Gujarat organised a tournament and decided to gift a cow each to the players of the winning team so as to raise awareness about the mother-like bovine.
Notably, this community is assumed to have close associations with cattle and this gesture was to raise awareness to safeguard cows from slaughter. Since past one year, the community has devised unique ways to raise cow awareness. One among which is by awarding the animal as a prize to the man of the match.
“With this tournament, we want to send a message that cow is a very important component in our society. Rabari community has always protected the cattle as it is our livelihood,” Organiser of the tournament Prakash Rabari said.
A player Raju Rabari said, “We want the state to recognise cow as the national animal, only then can we save them.” He added that all the players were immensely happy receiving such a prize after winning the match.