Life can take a happy turn for some animals once they find a new family. For instance, the Mexican navy adopted a dog that they rescued during the city floods, or how a 12-year-old student adopted a tiger at Hyderabad zoo by donating his birthday budget.
As per a report in TOI, a childless farmer couple named Vijaypal and Rajeshwari Devi in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh decided to adopt a calf as their ‘son’ and call it ‘Laltu Baba’. Moreover, they invited over 500 guests to a symbolic ‘mundan’ (head-shaving) ritual on Wednesday.
To perform the pooja ceremony, they took the calf to Laltu Ghat, on the banks of Gomti river. A priest was also invited who gave blessings to the calf and its ‘parents’. Following that, a feast was held where people from all over the village arrived with presents and gifts.
A local villager, Ratnesh Mishra said, “We were surprised to see the ‘mundan’ invitation. A lot of people attended. We were all excited and happy for the couple and the calf.”