*Cow slaughtering hurts sentiments of Indian tradition and culture*
*There is a need for wide debate on banning cow slaughter*
*Decision to ban crackers this year is based on report of Technical Advisory Committee*
*Bengaluru, November 6, Friday*
Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa has taken a decision to ban crackers during this Deepavali based on the recommendation of Technical Advisory Committee of Health Department. Let us celebrate simple Deepavali this year, said Health Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar.
Speaking to media Minister said that the smoke due to burning crackers will have negative impact on people’s health, especially on those who hage recovered from Covid-19 infection. The technical advisory committee of Health Department had submitted report in this regard. CM has taken this decision based on the report.
We have to celebrate simple Deepavali this year and continue our tradition in a meaningful way by more lighting lamps, requested Minister.
Cow is considered very holy in our country. Cow slaughter hurts sentiments of Indian traditions and culture. There is a need to wide debate on banning cow slaughter, said minister.
Earlier today Minister held a meeting with all Joint Directors of Health and Family Welfare Department in Vikasa Soudha to review the progress of various schemes and programmes including Ayushman Bharat – Arogya Karnataka, Mission Indradhanush Immunisation Programme, Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi etc. Minister discussed on steps to be taken for effective implementation of schemes and usher efficiency and accountability in the system.
Later Minister chaired a meeting regarding 108 Ambulance Services in the state. Ambulance services play a vital role in saving lives of people during emergency times. I have directed the officials to ensure availability of ambulance services everywhere including in rural areas, Minister said.