World Vegan Vision Celebrates Yoga Day on cruiseship

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World Vegan Vision and Indian Consulate in New York celebrated International Yoga Day and India’s 75th Independence Day anniversary June 12, 2022, on a cruise ship. Photo: Vijay Shah

World Vegan Vision along with the Indian Consulate in New York, hosted a ‘Yoga Cruise’ in the New York harbor June 12. 2022. The event celebrated International Yoga Day which falls on June 21 every year, and the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence.

World Vegan Vision also dedicated this cruise to celebrate its 30th anniversary, among other celebrations coming up at Thanksgiving, a press release from the organization said.
New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Consul for Press, information and Culture Vipul Dev attended the event.

Senator Stavisky praised the efforts of World Vegan Vision in spreading a healthy lifestyle and presented a citation to WVV Founder and:
Chairman H.K. Shah. Consul Dev congratulated Shah and Suman Munjal, president of the New York Chapter of WVV, for conducting the event.
The Yoga Cruise started from World’s Fair Marina and went around Manhattan sightseeing.

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Suman Munjal in her speech, welcomed and thanked all the dignitaries, trustees, past presidents, community leaders, executive committee members and the invited guests.

“There are enormous benefits of becoming a vegan, which I personally experienced. As soon as I became vegan, I controlled my diabetes and cholesterol with vegan diet despite reducing my diabetes medicine. I want to
encourage you all to become vegan. Many people feel that it is difficult to leave dairy products like milk, yogurt, butter, cheese and ghee, there are now a variety of availability of vegan food, cookies, almond milk, coconut milk etc. and so are various delicious recipes,” she said, urging people to at least try for themselves and see the benefits.

A section of the attendees who were at the Yoga Cruise organized by WVV and Indian Consulate June 12, 2022. Approximately 250 people celebrated. Photo: Vijay Shah

Shah thanked the people for their help and support over the last 30 years. He particularly thanked Deepak Shah, owner of about 25 pharma stores and Mukund Thakkar, owner of some Indian seniors nursing homes, for
coming and supporting WVV with their ‘generous’ donations.

Vice Chair of WVV Chandra Mehta, who is also the wife of Trustee K. K. Mehta, thanked everyone for coming and for their continued help and support, especially when she organized the 25th anniversary of Vegetarian Vision/World Vegan Vision.
Dr Shrenik Shah, president of the New Jersey Chapter of WVV, gave a talk on Yoga and a vegan lifestyle.
Yoga and breathing exercises were conducted by Sweta Todai. Well known yoga practitioner, Guru Dileep guided attendees for a yoga lesson.
The cultural program for India’s 75th anniversary of independence included patriotic songs. There were folk dances, DJ music and a raffle for which prizes were won. The vote of thanks was delivered by WVV Secretary Tejal Raval

The main mission of World Vegan Vision is to increase public awareness about the 3 main aspects of Veganism, viz. health, animal welfare, and environmental conservation, the press release noted.

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