|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
Vegetarian World Forum
I.V.U. NEWS BULLETIN
WE have been exceedingly busy during the past few months in connection with the Indian Congress, which commences in Bombay on November 9th. After a three-day stay, which will include visiting places of cultural and historical interest, the delegates will fly to Delhi for three days, then fly to Patna for two days, on to Calcutta for two day, and finally to Madras for three days; then return to Bombay.
Some of the friends have decided to make the journey by sea; and a chartered airplane is available to carry twenty-three or twenty-five passengers from London Airport, calling for continental friends at Geneva. The journey by this plane will save approximately £60, the cost being £165 against the normal charge of £225 return. Several people have agreed to go by this chartered plane, and we are now waiting for others to make up the number required. A most marvellous gesture has been made by the All India Reception Committee in deciding free hospitality to all foreign delegates during the period of the Congress.
Several thousands of circulars of one kind and another have been despatched to all quarters of the world, and we are hoping that many more friends will make up their minds to participate in this most wonderful trip to India, and to forward to us at Headquarters the completed questionnaire. Copies of the circulars and the questionnaire will gladly be forwarded by return to anyone writing to the I.V.U. office, 24 Binney Street, London, W.l, for them.
We should like to record the ready help and co-operation given to us by our friend,. Shri J. N. Mankar, the General Organizer of the Congress; and the happy and cordial relations that exist between us.
Our efforts in inviting vegetarian and kindred
societies to join the I.V.U. have met with some
response, and in cases where the organisations
are so small that they cannot afford to pay the
stipulated two per cent of the gross annual subscription income or £2 minimum, some have
paid One Pound or One Guinea to become
affiliated with us: the General Secretary has
taken full responsibility in making these arrangements, feeling confident that the Executive Committee will sanction his action. We
hope that many more Societies will now become
affiliated and help to make the I.V.U. a real
force in the world.
At the May Meetings of The Vegetarian
Society, held in Birmingham, the General Secretary and Mrs. Harris were invited as Guests of
Honour, and they met many old friends connected with the vegetarian movement. At the
Banquet, we gave a brief outline of the aims
and objects of the I.V.U., and also spoke on the
Indian Congress, which created much interest,
many friends making enquiries about it at the
We should like to make one very important point quite clear to all intending visitors, to the Indian Congress concerning vaccination - travellers returning to this country do not have to be vaccinated - nor do visitors entering India.
Enquiries concerning the Congress can also be made to the Indian Reception Committee: Mr. J. N. Mankar (General Secretary) c/o The Bombay Humanitarian League, 149 Shroff Bazar, Bombay 2.