29-YO Delhi Guy & Friends Spend ₹12 Lakh To Buy 124 Goats & Save Them From Slaughter On Eid

Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakri Eid, is a significant Islamic festival where the ritual of sacrificing goats, sheep, or other animals is performed to honour the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The meat from the sacrifice is then distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate.

In a remarkable turn of events, a 29-year-old chartered accountant named Vivek Jain, along with some friends and relatives from central Delhi, decided to take a different approach this Bakri Eid. They aimed to buy as many goats as possible to save them from being slaughtered. The group roamed the markets in old Delhi and managed to buy 124 goats, spending around Rs 12 lakh, reported TOI.

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Jain was inspired by his religious philosophy of ‘live and let live’ and non-violence. Initially, he planned to buy only 6-7 goats with his savings. However, when his acquaintances heard about his plan, they offered financial help and wanted to join the cause. They spread the word through WhatsApp groups and by talking to people and quickly raised around Rs 17 lakh.

The next challenge was to buy the goats without offending anyone’s religious sentiments. Jain and his friends formed six teams, each with two members from their Jain community, dressed in white kurta and pyjama. These teams visited areas around Jama Masjid, Matia Mahal, Daryaganj, and Meena Bazar throughout the day, negotiating to buy the goats. In the end, they secured 124 goats at an average price of Rs 10,000 each.

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The goats were temporarily taken to Naya Jain Mandir Dharamshala in Dharampura near Chandni Chowk, where they were given food and water. The group also arranged for the chanting of mantras to calm the distressed animals. Many members of the Jain community in Chandni Chowk visited the Dharamshala to see the goats and offered money for their maintenance.

The group plans to use the remaining funds to transport the goats to a shelter called Bakrashala in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, where they will be cared for. Jain mentioned that they would donate the leftover money to the shelter to ensure the goats are well taken care of in the future.

The efforts of these youngsters stand as a testament to the power of compassion and the impact of working together for a noble cause. Kudos to them!

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