Bengaluru: A seasoned Karnataka politician, who heads a regional political party, honoured two donkeys in Bengaluru in recognition of their hard work, loyalty, honesty, discipline and obedience.
"I have decided to honour all domestic animals like donkeys, dogs, buffaloes, cows and oxen, as they are more loyal than human beings, hard-working, disciplined and obedient," Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha president Vatal Nagaraj said. Nagaraj presented the Rajyotsava awards to the two donkeys at the inter-state bus terminus in the city centre, much to the amusement of the people who gathered there. "I will honour other animals every month in recognition of their contribution to us. Worshipping cows and taking care of domesticated animals has been part of our rich tradition and hoary culture," Nagaraj said.