Center for Soft Power Director Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar met with Art of Living administrator Nishant Amar recently regarding the Sri Sri Gaushala, a one of its kind in the country.
In an effort to preserve and protect indigenous cows, the Sri Sri Gaushala has been set up at the Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru, India. Started with the aim to revive the gaushala system as well as preserve indigenous cattle breeds, the Sri Sri Gaushala today houses hundreds of cows of 15 different exotic breeds from across India.
The Sri Sri Gaushala is environmentally-sustainable and profitable to farmers. Each product of a gaushala is valuable and can be sold. Native breeds require a minimal amount of hay fodder, which can easily be procured from the farm as a by-product. The Art of Living’s Sri Sri Gaushala also provides a model for reviving and promoting natural farming.