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Gorakhpur organizes free chicken mela to dispel coronavirus rumours

The Poultry Farm Association organised this Chicken Mela to dispel rumours that the bird is a carrier of Coronavirus.

Published: 02nd March 2020 03:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2020 03:44 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

GORAKHPUR: A full plate of chicken dishes for Rs 30 may sound unbelievable but it was a dream come true for chicken lovers in Gorakhpur.

The Poultry Farm Association on Saturday organised this Chicken Mela to dispel rumours that the bird is a carrier of Coronavirus.

Vineet Singh, president of the Poultry Farm Association said that people had stopped eating chicken since the past one month, due to fear of Coronavirus.

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"We organized this Mela where we invited people to eat chicken. We wanted to tell them that Coronavirus is not caused by eating chicken, mutton or fish. We cooked over a thousand kilograms of chicken for the Mela and the entire stock was finished," he said.

The Chicken Mela, held in front of the Gorakhpur railway station, proved to be a major crowd puller and left all roads leading to the railway station blocked for hours.



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