From The Vegetarian September 1973, the layout is an attempt to
reflect the original designs:
Against a backdrop of a BEA Trident III, part of the large British
delegation headed for Sweden - (left to right) Dr.Barbara Latto, Member
of the SCIVU panel (the Scientific Council of IVU); Mike Storm, Editor
of The Vegetarian; Roland Ashley, General Secretary of The Vegetarian
Society; Dr. Alan Long (SCIVU); Veronica Latto; Jack Lucas (SCIVU);
Visalakshi Muthu; John le Grice, Chiarman of The Vegetarian Society;
Dr. Gordon Latto, President of the IVU; Brian Gunn-King, Hon.General
Secretary of the IVU, Margaret Gunn-King, their two daughters Sita
and Venetia; Louis Warter, official delegate from the American Vegetarian
Roland and Ingrid Hill, fom Turkey, check-in at the
Reso Hotel reception - they seek to promote Nature-Tourism in developing
countries, so that vegetarians on holiday can enjoy unspoilt surroundings,
become acquainted with local foods, in turn contribute to the life
of local communities.
Welcoming delegates to the Congress, Anders Kocken, President
of the Swedish Vegetarian Society, said: "We really hope this
Congress will be a source of inspiration to all of us for further
work to realise the ideals of vegetarianism . . . our fine ideals
of health, humanity, and fraternity all over the world." He then
greeted some of his guests in their own language. Addressing his English
speaking friends, he reminded them of the family ties that exists
between their two countries. "We have an increasing interest
in the English language, in English literature and English music,
English today is our first foreign language - it is also compulsory
and the children start at the age of ten." He concluded: "I
only want to express my heartfelt desire that all of you shall be
thouroughly at home here during this too short stay." This year
marks the 70th Jubilee of the Swedish Vegetarian Society. Two previous
congresses have been held in Sweden - Stockholm, 1923, and Sigtuna,
1953. The superb organisation of the 22nd World Vegetarian Congress
augurs well for the future of the Swedish Vegetarian Society.
They Were There!
The following countries participated in the Congress.
Austria, Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Eire,
Finland, East Germany, West Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, India,
Israel, Japan, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, South
Africa, Spain, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela.
For Brian Gunn-King, Honorary Secretary of the IVU, two years of
intensive preparation, world correspondence with regional secretaries,
close liaison with the host society. At Congress end, he was presented
with a Badge of Honour by the Swedish Vegetarian Society.
Denmark, USA, India . . . Confer
to right): Nathalie Bathurst, Canada, self-starter in the Ottawa
vegetarian group: Ida Waage Nielsen, life vegetarian from Denmark,
studying psychology: Jay Dinshah, President of the American
Vegan Society, and editor of their lively Ahimsa newspaper: Satyanarayan
Bakshi, Assistant Manager of Catering, Air India, who supervised
Indian dishes during the Congress, distributed a special edition of
Indian Recipes published by Air-India, entitled Maharajah of the
Vegetable Kingdom. Anyone who questions the variety of vegetarian
food should know that Bakshi claims to have mastered 600 Indian vegetarian
J.N.Mankar, Regional Secretary, International Union for India
& East, in reflective mood. With him . . . Rukmini Devi Arundale,
President of the Indian Vegetarian Congress, who gave one of the most
impassioned speeches at the Congress. "If we want peace in the
world," she affirmed, "we must give peace to all those living
creatures which do not ask anything from us except love and protection."
And she quoted: "Men walk in our own shadows through our lack
of consideration and our lack of love . . . There is no great teacher
on earth, be he Christ, or the Buddha, or the Krishna or Mohammed,
who has not made emphasis on this love for all living creatures."