HICKSVILLE, NY (TIP): World Vegan Vision (WVV) organized Thanksgiving Dinner and Dancewith over 150 people attendingat Antuns’ by Minar here on November 19. The organization dedicated this event to celebrate its 30th anniversary, The first Indian elected representative from the Town of North Hempstead Honorable Town Clerk Ragini Srivastava graced the occasion.
World Vegan Vision is a non-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.
The main function started at 7:20 PMwith Vice President Gunjan Rastogi welcoming the audience and inviting the Treasurer Kirti Shukla for singing both American and Indian National Anthem. Suman Munjal, President of World Vegan Vision New York Chapter,in her speech welcomed and thanked all the dignitaries, trustees, sponsors, past presidents, community leaders, executive committee members and the invited guests for coming. She stated that “World Vegan Vision has completed 30 years of its journey and we have been celebrating this milestone throughout this year. Thanks to our Founders HK Shah ji and Malti Shah ji, who have been nurturing this organization with Tan, man and Dhan from day 1. And they have been doing it for a good cause, promoting healthy lifestyle and compassion towards animals”. She further stated that “I personally experienced enormous health benefits of becoming vegan. I controlled my diabetes and cholesterol with a vegan diet. I would like to encourage everyone to join in, become vegan and experience the benefits of veganism”.
Founder and Chairman Mr. H.K. Shah in his speech thanked the people for all their help and support for the last 30 years. 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 Moiz Kasubhai and Vice President, Mr. Rakesh Bhargava held a detailed and very Informative Question Answer Session on the benefits of plant-based diet, veganlifestyle and welfare of the animals.
Founder and Chairman Mr. H K Shah announced that with the expiry of Suman Munjal’s term as president in December 2022, Mr. Rakesh Bhargava, who has been a vegan for the last 20 years, will be taking over the presidency of WVV starting January 2023.
Varsha Joshi, versatile singer from New Jersey along with her troupe of singers and instruments players entertained the crowd with her melodious voice and people danced to their heart’s content for over 2 hours. Dinner was served. Everyone enjoyed the Deliciousvegan dishes served during Appetizers hour and dinner, including vegan yogurt, ice cream and jalebis. Free Raffle was conducted with a lot of good prizes.
Program concluded with a vote of thanks by the Secretary, Tejal Raval.
(Press Release by Gobind Munjal)
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