Well anything can happen in India, but there are some which amuses us to the core, and this was one of them - A beauty contest for beasts, in presence of the state Minister.
Decked up in traditional finery, hundreds of cows and bulls strutted down the ramp for a beauty pageant here, with a huge crowd cheering their every move. The ramp show reminded us the scenes of a recent movie 'Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho', where a buffalo, boasted as the most beautiful in town was the flashpoint.
In the end, it was ‘Rani’, a cow from Imlauta village in Bhiwani district which edged out the competition to emerge triumphant, a spokesperson of the International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, which conducted the bovine beauty pageant, said.
About 633 cattle heads from different districts participated in the pageant to raise awareness about indigenous bovine breeds. A competition was also held to judge cows on their milk-yielding capacity. Cattle breeds like Hariana, Sahiwal, Tharparkar, Rathi, Belahi and Gir took part in the event held at Bahu Akbarpur here, the spokesperson said.
Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar, who was chief guest at the event, appealed to cattle breeders to assist government in promoting indigenous breeds and encourage people to take up breeding.
He assured all possible help for promoting cow rearing in each household in the state.
With PTI Inputs.