NEW YORK (TIP): World Vegan Vision (WVV) organized Yoga Cruise with over 250 people onboard on Sunday June 12, 2022 from 11 AM to 4 PM in collaboration with the Indian Consulate to celebrate the International Yoga Day 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. Honorable NY State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Honorable Consul for Press, information and Culture Vipul Dev graced the occasion. Senator Toby Stavisky appreciated the efforts of World Vegan Vision in spreading the healthy lifestyle and presented the citation to the Founder and Chairman Mr. H.K. Shah. Consul Vipul Dev congratulated H K Shah and Mrs. Suman Munjal for conducting the Yoga cruise in celebration of the International Yoga Day coming up on June 21st as well as the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.
World Vegan Vision is a 30-year-oldnon-profit organization with a mission to promote veganism and healthy lifestyle. The main mission of World Vegan Vision is to increase the public awareness about the 3 main aspects of Veganism: Health, Animal Welfare, and Environmental Conservation.
Cruise started from World’s Fair Marina and went around Manhattan sightseeing and Statue of Liberty. The weather cooperated with God’s grace and the rain stopped. Everybody enjoyed the cruise among the nice weather.
Main program started at 12 PM. President of New York Chapter Suman Munjal in her speech welcomed and thanked all the dignitaries, trustees, past presidents, community leaders, executive committee members and the invited guests. She thanked people for coming and joined outlined the benefits of becoming Vegan. She said “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 urged people to at least try and see the benefits for themselves.
Founder and Chairman Mr. H.K. Shah in her speech thanked the people for their help and support for the last 30 years. He particularly thanked Mr. Deepak Shah, owner of about 25 pharma stores and Mr. Mukund Thakkar, owner of a few Indian seniors nursing homes for coming and supporting WVV with their generous donations.
Chandra Mehta Vice Chair of WVV and wife of the Trustee Mr. K. K. Mehta thanked everybody 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 NJ Chapter gave a talk on Yoga and Vegan Lifestyle.Yoga and breathing exercises were conducted by Ms. Sweta Todai
Renowned Guru Dileep ji made people do Yoga.
Delicious lunch was served at 1 PM.
Cultural program related to 75th India’s Independence, including Patriotic songs was conducted from 2 PM to 3 PM
Free Raffle was conducted with a lot of good prizes at around 3 PM.
People enjoyed Garba Dance, DJ music and Dance entertainmentfrom 3 PM to 3:45 PM
Cruise Concluded at 4 PM with vote of thanks by the Secretary Tejal Raval.
(Based on a Press Release by Gobind Munjal)