Shirdi Sai Samaj takes over Gaushala

The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh on Sunday officially handed over the charge of Gaushala in Maloya to Shirdi Sai Samaj. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Minister of Railways handed over the keys of the Gaushala to the President, Shirdi Sai Samaj, Chandigarh in presence of Subhash Chawla, Mayor, MC Chandigarh.

The union railway minister took part in a 'Puja' organised by Shirdi Sai Samaj inside the Gaushala and attended the Bhajan programme. While addressing the gathering, he announced Rs 10 lakhs from the MPLAD fund for the purchase of sweeping/ sanitation machinery in the Gaushala. He said that Municipal Corporation Chandigarh would get the official procedure for purchasing of machinery done as early as possible.

Recently, the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh intended to lease out Gaushala in Maloya and Gaushala in Sector-45 to an NGO/ Registered Body/ Individual Body who has sufficient experience in the field of Animal Welfare and Shirdi Sai Samaj offered to take over the charge of Maloya Gaushala. The area of the Gaushala is around 3 acres and 5 sheds having capacity of 550-600 cattle.

The Shirdi Sai Samaj will make arrangement for periodical medical checkup of the animals by a qualified Veterinary Doctor and will maintain proper record in respect of the animals kept in the Gaushala and appropriate arrangements will be made by the them to provide facilities to the impounded animals. The day to day maintenance of the premises of the Gaushala shall be the sole responsibility of the Shirdi Sai Samaj including sanitation, hygiene and cleanliness.

The Municipal Corporation shall conduct inspection of the Gaushala from time to time to ensure its proper upkeep and care of the stray animals.

No structure temporary or permanent shall be raised by the Shirdi Sai Samaj on the premises without prior approval of the Municipal Corporation. The existing structure of Gaushala will continue to remain under the sole ownership of the Municipal Corporation.

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