Pointing out to a time when students from all over the globe came to Nalanda, Takshashila and Vikram universities to acquire knowledge, he said, "time has now changed and our students are preferring to go abroad to study''.
The verse on the billboard has been translated as “Show respect to cows as it is the leader of all bovines. Its milk, ghee and butter have therapeutic properties and its meat is the cause of several diseases’’.
“NGOs are known to perform important work in the country and sometimes their work clashes with the government. So, going after NGOs because they are critical of the government is not appropriate,” said Spodek.