Minister Dilip Kamble at Meatless Day / 26 LAKHS+ PLEDGE / 8 CRORES+ SUPPORT MEATLESS DAY

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• A total of 26,40,493 people pledged to observed November 25th as Meatless Day. Plus, a total of 8,29,73,044 people supported the Meatless Day.
• 5,158 people turn vegetarian for life
• Among the pledges, H.H. Dalai Lama also joins in
• A wheelchair was given by Dada among the many acts of service,

A rare twice-blessed day, November 25th is Sadhu Vaswani and Guru Nanak’s birthday. The lives of both saints were celebrated at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune.
Sadhu Vaswani’s birthday, also known as ‘International Meatless Day’, was celebrated with singing of kirtan/bhajans and acts of service at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission on November 25, 2015.

The morning began with service to the poor and needy, ‘Daridra Narayan Seva.’ The volunteers lovingly served a scrumptious meal to the needy.

During the morning satsang, a holy Haven fire was kindled, kirtans and bhajans were sung and a meditation by Dada J.P. Vaswani on compassion was conducted. Gracing the occasion was Mr. Dilip Kamble, Minister of Pune; Ganesh Sawaleshwarkar, Post Master General; and Shri Nitin Kakodkar, IFS Chief Conservator of Forests (Education & Training).

115 needy families were given grocery items such as Dal, rice, sugar, tea leaves, and cooking oil and personal care items such as bath and washing soap.

35 Artificial Limbs were given to the physically disabled at the hands of Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani. The recipients were overwhelmed with joy and their faces lit up with gratitude. In a very touching moment, one physically challenged man was gifted a wheelchair by Rev. Dada.

Mrs. R. A. Vaswani, Chairperson of Sadhu Vaswani Mission, read out the Meatless Day report (given below)

The large crowd then proceeded in love and joy, to partake of the ‘langar’ or Fellowship meal. Thousands were seated along with Rev. Dada. J. P. Vaswani. Ms. Laveena, Spain said, “This day is fantastic. There is so much positive energy, and when Dada comes in the atmosphere becomes so so special even seeing him from afar.”

In the evening, Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani spoke on the two saints, Guru Nanak and Sadhu Vaswani.

The day ended with devotional bhajan session 10:30 pm to midnight.

The Meatless Day Report:

Every year, November 25th is celebrated as International Meatless Day and the number of pledges and supporters grow increasingly. This year pledges were received from all across the globe including; Germany, Spain, London, St. Maarten, Casablanca, New Jersey, Singapore, and West Indies.

5,158 people turned vegetarian for life. A total of 26,40,493 people pledged to observed November 25th as Meatless Day. In addition, a total of 8,29,73,044 people supported the Meatless Day. Among the pledges was H.H. Dalai Lama in support of Meatless Day. In Penang, two state ministers pledged to go Meatless for this day. Former president of Indonesia, Ibu Megawati, also agreed to observe the Meatless Day.

In Kholapur, 2 restaurants will serve only vegetarian food on Meatless Day – Nov. 25th. Many slaughter houses were closed in the nation, including those in Pune, Vadodara, Lucknow, Ulhasnagar, Kolhapur, Bhopal, Jhansi and Lilitpur, Nashik and Ahmedabad.

Medical Camp for animals were organized in Mobile Veterinarian Clinic of Sadhu Vaswani Mission. Free mouth vaccinations for animals were conducted at Mulshi.
Peace marches, rallies and vegetarian food festivals were also organized to spread awareness for the cause. Peace march and rallies were organized in Pimpri, Moshi, Pradhikaran, Ahmedabad, Madhepura (Bihar), Ulhasnagar and Bilaspur. Students from the Sadhu Vaswani International School Pradhikaran took to the streets with placards urging people to “Stop all Killing.” In Penang, Mumbai, Pune and Coimbatore, vegetarian food festivals were held to inform people of the plethora of items available to satiate the vegetarian palate.

Sadhu Vaswani Centers in places like Malaysia, London, Hong Kong, Casablanca, New Jersey, and Jakarta also celebrated Sadhu Vaswani’s Birthday through prayers and various service activities. In India the Sewa activities were carried out by Sadhu Vaswani Centres including Coimbatore, Bhopal, Baroda, Rajkot, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.

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