Jago Hindustani event touched hearts
Toronto – Vegetarian Vision Team under the leadership of Chairman H.K. Shah and Malati Shah organized a beautiful and patriotic musical and singing program Jago Hindustani recently at Bellerose High School, Queens, NY. The authentic presentation of carved fruits, vegetables, traditional dinner and the unique heart touching patriotic theme of the program were the highlights of the event.
Under the guidance of President Chandra Mehta and K.K. Mehta, the overall event was coordinated by Vice president Flora Parekh with the help of Development Director Vinod Shah, Treasurer Minesh Desai and team of hardworking volunteers namely Yogini Desai, Kirti Shukla, Suman and Gobind Munjal, Dipika and Sunil Modi, Ashok and Triveni Acharya, who worked tirelessly to make the program a huge success leading into a sold out event couple weeks before.
Over 335 people attended the event. The event started with sumptuous authentic dinner. The program started with American and Indian National Anthems by Kirti Shukla followed by inspiring speeches by H.K. Shah and Chandra Mehta.
Vegetarian Vision Goals and objectives were presented in the speeches as below:
“Our vision is to make people aware of the benefits of becoming vegetarian. Human beings, by nature, are vegetarian and veggie diets are healthy and environmentally friendly. Be a Vegetarian Vision member to help spread the noble cause. Membership forms available on our website at www.vegetarianvision.org,” said Chairman H.K. Shah.
“Production of non-vegetarian food has a direct effect on global warming. If one person turns five other people vegetarian and requests them to repeat, we can fulfill our dream and importantly involve our youth. We are planning various unique, fun filled events for the year including a Thanks Giving Dinner. I would request you all to make maximum participation bringing your relatives and friends with you and enjoy and make memories together. Throughout the year we will bring some new nutritious vegetarian Varieties for you to enjoy starting today with “Chakki Ki Sabji” made many centuries ago in Rajasthan, beautifully decorated fruit carvings and healthy homemade juice,” said President Chandra Mehta.
The Jago Hindustani program involved non-stop singing and music that charged up the audience with a highly patriotic spirit. People learned a lot about the history of India, during the Moghul and British regime, through powerful commentary and songs and also learned about the sacrifices made by our great past patriotic leaders. The singers were handsomely rewarded by impressed attendees. Overall, the organization, through its unique vision and mission, helped spread vegetarianism, the patriotic way!