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24th World Vegetarian Congress 1977
Delhi/Bombay/Calcutta/Madras, India
North Americans at the Congress


from the souvenir book:
H.Jay Dinshah - "Mankind cannot, I submit, save itself from destruction through mere cleverness of scientific technology selfishly applied, nor through wishful thinking. But through a deep sense of brotherhood of all life, and a willingness and eagerness on the part of each and every person to work constructively for the preservation and enhancement of life, mankind may yet be preserved and go forward into the next millennium with confidence, competence and compassion."

from Congress records:
Members of the International Council of IVU:
Executive Vice Presidents (4):- . . . Mr H.J.Dinshah (U.S.A.); . . . Prof.Scott Nearing (U.S.A.)
Hon. Vice Presidents:- . . . Canada - Miss R.E.Playle; . . . U.S.A. - Dip.Ing.S.H.Linnio,

Hon.Reg.Secretary for N.America:- Mr.Brian Graff (New Jersey-U.S.A.)

List of Members between 1975-79:
The American Vegan Society
North American Vegetarian Society
The American Vegetarian Union (closed in 1976)
Long Island Chap. N.Y. Veg.Soc.
Los Angeles Vegetarian Society Soc. Inc.
Toronto Vegetarian Association
Associate Member: Social Science Inst. (U.S.A.)
Donations for 1975: Prof Scott & Mrs Helen Nearing (Social Sciences Institute) £80.70;

from Congress Resolutions:

8. This Congress urges that the I.V.U. through its Regions, proclaims an annual "World Vegetarian Day" to be observed by vegetarians around the entire World as close to the 1st October as practicable according to local action. (apparently proposed by the North American Vegetarian Society).

9. This Congress approves the establishment and implementation of an official I.V.U.newspaper "INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN" to be published and distributed at least annually by the North American Vegetarian Society in conjunction with its present magazine "Vegetarian Voice".

from the later General Secretary's report: The International Supplement for I.V.U. printed as a newspaper by Mr.H. J. Dinshah at the request of the I.V.U. Congress spread the word round well on the Congress generally.