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Published on Nov 7, 2017
What a memorable 12-day experience in India! We have created a brief video that provides an overview of our whirlwind lecture tour to 10 cities of India, bringing the World Peace Diet vegan message to many thousands of people through direct lectures and workshops, as well as through mainstream media and social media. This lecture tour is apparently the first national lecture tour in India promoting veganism, which in many ways is still in a fledgling stage in India. We are deeply grateful to Shankar Narayan, founder of India's only national vegan group, the Sattvic Vegan Society, for working tirelessly with local groups to organize and promote the lecture series, and for traveling with us every step of the way. We're also grateful to World Peace Diet facilitator and Hippocrates health instructor Philip Nicozisis for his support and participation, as well as to countless people who contributed to making the many events successful beyond our dreams.
It was encouraging that the mainstream media was remarkably positive and supportive of our efforts, and besides numerous articles in regional newspapers, we also had two favorable write-ups in the Times of India (the New York Times of India).
We learned a lot about the Indian vegan movement, and about the many devastating effects of the three “revolutions” that have been sweeping through India over the past 60 years: the "Green Revolution" that increased the use of mechanized, oil- and chemical-based agriculture; the following "White Revolution" that increased the production and consumption of dairy products, and the more recent "Red Revolution" that has increased the production and consumption of animal flesh.
We are glad to see many Indian people working to return India to her spiritual and cultural roots with the "Vegan Revolution," and we are committed to helping however we can. One activist predicted that veganism will spread more quickly in India than in any other country, and we can see that this may be so, as Indian people increasingly remember their roots and are re-inspired by the ancient Indian teaching of Ahimsa: Nonviolence as the foundation of inner and outer peace and harmony.
We grateful that so many seeds have been planted in India during our visit, with many new vegans and even the launching of a new vegan society in the state of Gujarat, and new efforts to translate and publish The World Peace Diet in Hindi and Gujarati, as well as in Tamil.