A group of nature lovers rescued an elephant calf from Mezigaon in Parkup along the Nagaon-Karbi Anglong border on Monday night much to the delight of a section of local residents.
Acting on an information of the deserted calf loitering throughout the day in the jungle, the Green Guard acivists backed by the forest beat officer of Chapanala, Pranab Bora along with NGO leader Dulu Bora reached Mezigaon. But to be caught at an unprecedented situation as the villagers did not allow them to rescue the calf calling it a deity.
Instead they started offering pujas to protect them while a section of them fled from the spot. A freightened calf fell tired and slept on the ground. The calf was gently lifted onto a mini-truck and was transported to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Kaziranga.
Gopashtami was celebrated in Hojai today. Women,Elder People worshiped Cows. Puja of cow was done following rituals,cows were feed with grass, banana, chhapatii, rice, jaggery,etc.
From the day the Lord Krishna started the Gocharan, that day was the Ashtami day of Kartik Shukla Paksha, from that day onwards festival of Gopashtami is Celebrated all over india.
Talking to Assam Times Binod Sarawgi, a resident of Hojai said that, "All of us should come forward for the service and protection of cows".
Sunil Sastri, a priest of Laxminarayan Mandir, said that, "Lord Krishna's name was only because of the protection and service of cows. Indra called him Govind. The worship of cows on the day of Gopashtami is achieved by special fruits, people revere Mother Cows by feeding grass,jaggery.,etc. Following all rituals like garlanding her with towels, flowers, tiilak Mother Cows is revered."
He further said that, In Mother Cow's body all God and Goddess resides, by doing parikarama of Cow "abhishiit shiidi " can be achieved.
He also explained about importance of cow dung, cow's muttra. He said Cow is a holy animal, we should respect and pray her.
Kamrup Police apprehended one hardcore ULFA militant namely Nripen Das (29) from Hajo under Kamrup district last night. According to police sources a police team led by Swapnanil Deka,APS, ASP Kamrup launched a search operation acting on specific information and captured the militant. Nripen Das was a cadre of 709 battalion of ULFA and was involved in many activities including extortion.