A Collector who knows the pulse of animals
Eluru: Ms Vani Mohan, who earned the reputation of being the best in administrative affairs, is an expert in...
Eluru: Ms Vani Mohan, who earned the reputation of being the best in administrative affairs, is an expert in studying the pulse of animals too (cows), besides discharging duties of West Godavari District Collector. Mahalakshmi, Rudramma and other cows got recognition and respect because of Dr Vani Mohan who cares for the animals like her own children. In spite of hectic work schedule, she spares at least half-an-hour everyday for serving the innocent creatures. Even oxen Ganesh and Shanmukha are attached to her responding to her gestures. None of the animal rights champions could ever have imagined protection to animals from mosquito bite. But it is a reality at Collector's Bungalow here. The credit goes to Dr. Vani Mohan who employed a caretaker to keep the cows in a mosquito-free shelter. It is during Ms Vani's tenure that the Bungalow witnessed scenes like Collector's presence for about five hours when a cow conceived under the careful watch of veterinary doctors. To her credit, she christened two calves as Indu and Nandini. A new-born calf is awaiting her approval for `namakaranam'. The Collector's love for animals can be termed inherent as her routine begins with offering `puja' to cows. She personally feeds the animals with `telagapindi', `thotakoora' and other traditional foods. The response of animals to the affection shown by the Collector is obvious. When she enquires health of cows by naming them, they readily understand her language of love and reacts with feelings of attachment. She makes it a point everyday to spend some time with the animals and monitor their welfare. Vani Mohan is the first Collector to look after the welfare of the animals in the Bungalow surrounded by farm lands. Saves 30 cobras During the recent clearing of bushes and weeds at the bungalow, the Collector showed her love for animals other than cows by protecting 30 cobras. She directed the staff clearing the bushes not to harm the snakes as ``they hiss for self-protection and never harm anybody intentionally.''