World Veg Fest

World Veg Fest


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About The Event


International Vegetarian Union:

IVU is a global network of independent organizations which are promoting vegetarianism worldwide. IVU is present in nearly 120 countries world-wide and publishes journals and conducts events regularily around the world. The founders of IVU were associated with Mahatma Gandhi through The London Vegetarian Society when Mahatma Gandhi was in London.  Mr.Surendra Mehta of India was twice the President of International Vegetarian Union. Mrs. Rukmani Arundale was the Vice-President of IVU for several years. Present Chair is Ms. Marly Winkler.


Veg Fest:

VEGFESTS are an annual feature of IVU. This is rotated between the 6 regions to give the local  health professionals, researchers, students and the public an opportunity to advance their knowledge in plant based diet by interacting and listening to eminent speakers from across the globe. A multitude of plenary sessions, workshops, Food exhibits, key-note addresses by globally renowned people and live cookery demonstrations and contests are a part of these fests.



Originaly slated to be held in Ghana, it was cancelled because of the unfortunate epidemic outbreak. Now it is being held both in Dubai, UAE on 25-27th Nov and in Chennai, India oNov 29 – 30th of 2014.  The theme of the event in India isFREEDOM from diseases through NON-VIOLENT food. The power of ahimsa (non-violence) was demonstrated byMahatma Gandhi not very long ago. The inspiration is also from Saint Vallalar, the19th champion of non-violent food with a vision to create a happy and harmonious world. It will be a rare opportunity to hear experts from all over the world, interact and exchange ideas on this topic that is very relevant to our present times.


Highlights of the IVUVEGFEST in Chennai will be:


  1. Delegates and speakers from many countries.
  2. Two days of Talks, debates and discussions.
  3. Different halls for programs in English and Tamil.
  4. Tamil scriptures and saints have emphasised jeevakarunya or compassion towards all beings. Tamil scholars will participate through panel discussions, lectures, debates.
  5.  Non-Violent Food Cookery contest.
  6.  Continuous Cookery Demonstration.
  7.  Exhibition of various food items and information.
  8.  Sumptuous and tasty vegan spread.
  9.  Felicitation of people who have made a significant contribution to the Vegetarian movement.
  10.  Starting of local chapters by participants.






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