From The Vegetarian September 1973, the layout is an attempt to
reflect the original designs:
NATIONAL VEGETARIAN CONVENTION
During the course of the IVU Congress, Swarn Singh Sanehi (India), announced
that the Third National Vegetarian Convention, sponsored by the Indian
Vegetarian Congress, will take place 2-4 November this year. Organised
by the Academy of Namdhari Culture, it will meet under the patronage
of his Holiness Satguru Jagsit Singh Ji at Ludhiana, Punjab State.
With flashgun going like summer lightning, Gerard Baerents (Amsterdam)
was kept busy week-long, providing an exhaustive camera coverage of
the Congress - to him we are indebted for most of the Swedish pictures
featured on [these pages].
Gunn-King gave a demonstration of yoga exercises. "A serious study
of yoga," she said "will give one a greater sense of awareness
and spritual insight; since it brings harmony and tranquility of mind
as well as physical fitness." There are plans to provide a Yoga
Centre at the IVU headquarters, "Braidjule", Quarrytown, Ballycloghan
near Broughshane, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Active in every sense of the word - the Sun Vikings in their distinctive
yellow track suits helped to keep delegates on theri toes. Part of
the Svenska Frisksport-forbundet - a formidable title for The Swedish
League for Health and Sport - the Sun-Vikings see athletics as more
than just serving the human ego. Their aims . . . a health conscious
world-society, simple and nourishing foods, protection of our natural
environment. A film of League activities was screened, graphically
showing "Frisksport" as a heightened way of life.
IVU EMBLEM COMPETITION
THE ART COMPETITION to find a suitable emblem for use by
the IVU resulted in a large number of entries. Three finalists were
placed in order of precedence by a ballot among the delegates. The results
. . . Edwina Grava, of Toronto, Canada, was judged to be the winner;
second - Gaile Campbell, of Vancouver, Canada; third - Bruno Nascimben,
of Castenaso, Italy. The prizes - $125.00, $75.00, and $50.00 - were
sponsored by the Marquis de St. Innocent, who presented them on behalf
of the Beauty Without Cruelty trust, of which he is a vice-president.
Community songs were led by Roland von Malborg, Sweden,
who already has two successful LPs to his credit, struck happy
chord when he announced his engagement to Sita Brandt
(right), chose particularly apt ballads, including one by American
A little bit of wholemeal, some raisins
I'll eat the plants and the fruit from the trees.
And I'll live on vegetables and I'll grow the seeds.
But I don't eat animals and they don't
O no, I don't eat animals 'cos I love them you see.
I don't eat animals . . . I want nothing dead in me!
Kjell Winberg, Stockholm silversmith, added silvery notes
to a wide repertoire of songs in many languages.
TIME out for sightseeing - you can't come to Sweden without visiting
some of the beauty spots. Waltraud Kreikenbaum (foreground right),
from Germany, joins a party on a conducted tour of Ronneby with its
medieval fortress church. A chance, too, for a trip to Blomsstergarten,
described as a garden in fairyland. For those who stayed on for the
post-congress holiday (5-11 August) there was a week of social events
and outings, including an excursion to Stockholm and a boat trip through
the archipelago of islands.
NEXT CONGRESS - NORTH
At the close of the Congress, it was announced that the next IVU Congress
would be held in two years time in America, venue to be given later.
It promises to be on a massive scale, but one thing is certain . . .
the organisers will be hard put to surpass the warmth and hospitality
of the Swedish Vegetarian Society, whose hard work has contributed so
much to the success of the 22nd World Vegetarian Congress.
Other speakers included Julius Fleischanderl (Austria), Dr. Barbara
Latto (UK), Dr Carl Anders Skriver (Denmark), Louis Warter (USA), Christopher
Fettes (UK), Gerhard Hartel (Denmark), Gunnar Hedfors (Sweden). Altogether
20 papers were read at the Congress; there had been seven group-seminars,
film shows, dances, concerts, excursions. Thousands of meals had been
provided by Vera Lindgren, who introduced delegates to the delights
of Swedish dishes such as "kruska". Sweden, teh welfare state
of Europe, had been busy caring for the welfare of her guests. Now the
time had come for teh Swedish hosts to take farewell of their friends.
"We vegetarians don't say goodbye," said Anders Kocken, "
we say . . . Auf Wiedersehen.