Loving nature during lockdown by taking care of 500 cows
Kottayam: When the lockdown opens door to new opportunities, some people utilize it for renewing the long-lost relationship with nature. One such prominent personality is T K Vinod Kumar, managing director of Mahalakshmi Silks. Even when he owns a famous brand of silk attires, he maintains his love for paddy farming and dairy farm.
In Vinod Kumar's opinion, we should hold farming and nature close to heart no matter what sector we are working in. Just as he take care of the textile showroom, he spares time to look after the cows in his farm and the paddy field. He owns 500 cows belonging to indigenous breeds from different states.
There are about 21 cattle breeds including Gyr, Red Sindhi, Vechur, Kasaragod Dwarf, Nagori, Punganur, Ongole, Sahiwal, Sahyadri and Tharparkar in his farm. Rakthasali paddy variety is cultivated in the Ariyodikkal fields along with seven people. Organic vegetable farm is maintained close to his house and in other plot.
Apart from farming during lockdown, Vinod Kumar has also set up a new design unit called Elan under his textile group. The Japan-made unit will be first of its kind in Kerala. The silk dresses need more care during the long lockdown period.
The silk borders will fade if not exposed to fresh air. So, Vinod Kumar and his assistants properly maintain the huge collection of attires in the showrooms in Thiruvalla, Muthur and Ettumanoor every day.
Though the COVID lockdown has affected weaving and designing works in textile industry, the markets will reopen after this. It may take some time, but we shall overcome, he said confidently.