Amar Singh, Delhi : Flashing back on the World Vegetarian Congress, the first on was conducted over a hundred years ago. It was the moment the International Vegetarian Union came into existence in 1908. The latest one, the 38th World Vegetarian Congress was held in Dresden, Germany, in 2008, under the theme “100 Years of Food Revolution”. It is honored as a home coming celebration after 100 years of promoting vegetarianism worldwide.
The upcoming 39th World Vegetarian Congress sets sail under the call for saving our life and global environment by going vegetarian: “Save our Life, Save our Planet”. This time, the Congress is going to be hosted and organized by Indonesia Vegetarian Society in Jakarta on October 1st—6th, 2010. There will be a post Congress tour in Bali on October 7th—9th, 2010.
Home to the world’s fourth largest human population, Indonesia definitely plays an important role in addressing global issues with respect to its human resources. A nationwide body representing the country in vegetarianism, the Indonesia Vegetarian Society wants to do its part for the country, ensuring that the huge true health, true peace and true harmony into the world. That is why, the Indonesia Vegetarian Society has also ventured to host the 2009 Asian Vegetarian Congress. Evidently, this is part of the global imperative from the international vegetarian community.