Why PM Modi gifted 200 cows to Rwanda
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently on a five-day three-nation tour of the African continent, with his first stop being Rwanda. It's the first prime ministerial visit to the country which has a population that's less than Delhi's.
On Tuesday Modi in a rather unusual gift, presented 200 cows sourced locally to villagers in the Rweru Model Village as part of the Girinka programme, which mandates one cow for one poor family. with the first female calf that is born from the cow gifted to the family's neighbour.
The gift was in support of Rwanda President Paul Kagame's ambitious initiative for poverty reduction and tackling childhood malnutrition, initiated by Kagame in 2006 to provide nutritional and financial security through this national social protection scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi appreciated the 'Girinka Programme', saying people in India too would be pleasantly surprised to see the cow being given such importance as a means of economic empowerment in villages, in faraway Rwanda.
"Being part of a transformative project towards economic development of Rwanda! PM @narendramodi donates 200 cows under #Girinka - One Cow per Poor Family Programme at Rweru village. Girinka is an ambitious projects that provides both nutritional and financial security to the poor," Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, tweeted.
HOW GIRINKA IS BENEFITING THE POOR
A flagship programme of the go nment of Rwanda, Girinka is helping to transform rural livelihoods and address poverty alleviation in this Central landlocked African country. The programme was set up with the central aim of reducing child nutrition rates and increasing household incomes of poor farmers.
Under the Girinka model, one cow brings nutrition, sustenance and employment, providing a stable income for a family. In addition, it serves as a source of soil nutrients via manure to assist in small scale cropping activity.
Till date more than 2,03,000 families have benefited from the programme.
PM Modi's gift of 200 cows to villagers who do not yet have a cow is aimed at boosting the livelihoods of the poor in Rwanda.
In addition, India has also extended a line of credit worth US $200 million to the African country.
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GOOD WORK DONE BY HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER MODI JI THIS WILL HELP ALL INDIAN LEAVING OR DOING BUSINESSES IN AFRICA. GOD BLESS
Vijay Desikan-USA-14 hours ago
Does Modi realize that Rwandans do eat beef. Many of them will kill the cows for meat once they stop giving milk, or even before then.
Darius-11 hours ago-Follow
Along with 200 COW MATA He should have also donated RSS , VHP , BAJRANG DAL , ROMEO JULIET SQUAD and COW VIGILANTE DEATH SQUAD with official blessing of fre m to kill
除了200头牛，他还应该捐出民族志工组织, 世界印度教协会, 印度青年民兵, 罗密欧朱丽叶小队和神牛护卫队杀人小队，并得到官方的紫游杀戮的祝福
Rajkishor Pachani-11 hours ago-Follow
Now Congress and its supporters will shout, ''modi Promoting Hinduism'' ! Congressi Backed
Indian secularism always looks in the negative side of everything. And for this exact attitude for which Congress will suffer defeat in the hands of BJP and young India in 2019.
Sukumar Kamath-Cloud 9-11 hours ago-Follow
Hat''s Off to dear Modiji for your noble gesture to a backward nation...
nsbharwani-Guadeloupe-11 hours ago-Follow
Even the Africans know the importance of cattle in their lives and here we have a section of our society who for their carnivorous and cannibalistic appetite want to kill that cattle that our ancestors grazed for generations.