Mullakkara Retnakaran exchanging the cow to a woman, J Chinchu Rani, Vijayan and others are also seen | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kollam: A Malayali expatriate bought and distributed 600 cows to people without occupation and income within 7 months. Kadakkal native Vijayan spent nearly Rs 3 crore to buy these cows.
Engineer Vijayan runs three companies in the industrial area of Sharjah. Vijayan has been providing monetary support for students from poor families and treatment help for cancer patients for many years. The hardships faced by the people around him came to his notice and he wondered what he could do to help them. After giving it a lot of thought, he realised that raising cattle creates job opportunities and steady income. Vijayan contacted the concerned authorities and found poor families. In the first phase, the decision was to distribute cows to 400 people. The cows were distributed after ensuring insurance protection.
They made a rule that the cow cannot be sold for five years and that a calf must be returned. Checking is being carried out to ensure that the cows are not sold. The calves that are returned will be redistributed among other people.
Vijayan is planning to set up a mobile veterinary clinic to administer the right treatment for cows at all times. A treatment facility for fertility in cows will also be included.
Wife: Late Shaila. Both his sons Arun and Adarsh, doctors working in America, are highly supportive of their father’s undertakings.