Where are there are unacceptable and terrible incidents around cow-related issues happening in the country, here’s a heart-warming story of a Muslim family which celebrated its cow’s first birthday.
The Times of India shared the story of a Muslim family from Hapur. They ordered a 10 kg specially-designed eggless cake for their cow, Julie who turned one. Not only that, it was also made to wear birthday cap. The guests who came over to attend her birthday were served pakodas, fruits and sweets.
29-year-old Mohd Irshaad who works for a Noida-based chemical waste management firm said,
Julie and her mother Bholi are just like family members to us. We take care of them like we take care of other kids in the family. So, when time came for Julie’s first birthday, we had to make it big. We started planning it well in advance and invited over 100 people to the birthday bash.
We ordered an eggless vanilla cake, which had miniature cow candies on its top. The guests also brought gifts for Julie; fruits are its favourite, so my friends got watermelon, bananas and pomegranates gift-wrapped for the occasion.
The entire birthday celebration’s expenditure came upto Rs 40,000. Interestingly, the family has had cows for over 40 years and they have been celebrating their birthdays and naamkaran ceremonies since 2008, after Irshaad’s father, Haji Abdul Gani, insisted on this due to his love for cows. He passed away in July, earlier this year.