World Vegan Vision is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, founded in 1992 as Vegetarian Vision in New York, NY, with the mission to promote vegetarianism among people of the US and spreading this message to the world. The organization, now known as World Vegan Vision is currently 26 years old, serves as a resource network and a think-tank for vegans worldwide, with the objective of a healthy future for all of mankind and Planet Earth. We aim to serve everyone and collaborate with other vegan/vegetarian organizations to strengthen the cause.
World Vegan Vision had started from the NY/NJ area and now has chapters in Ohio and Mumbai, India and Ahmedabad, India. In additon, we are planning to broaden the outreach to virtually all English speaking nations around the world including the Asian sub-continent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Malayasia, Singapore, Indonesia, etc., and major non-English speaking countries as well including Japan, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Baltic Nations, Central European countries and Russia, too. Nations like UK and Germany are at the forefront of the vegan movement.
Here is a short video on the progress of World Vegan Vision over the last 25+ years.
The mission of World Vegan Vision is to promote, encourage and inspire people to become vegan or vegetarian and provide educational information on the benefits of a plant based vegan or vegetarian lifestyle.
Through a pool of dedicated volunteer members the organization serves all existing and aspiring vegans and vegetarians. It is a non-partisan, apolitical group that serves anyone regardless of race, color or national origin.
The founder of World Vegan Vision, Mr. Harshad K. Shah, a vegan himself, has burning a desire to make people healthy and compassionate. He is a visionary and a firm believer in being healthy through a healthy plant based diet and in saving animals from abuse and slaughter for use as food, clothing and entertainment.
Over the last twenty six years, World Vegan Vision has grown to form a large membership spread across the USA and India. The dedication of our patrons, life members, annual members and active volunteers have contributed to the success and growth this organization.
Some highlights of past events organized by World Vegan Vision are worth a mention here. Our first major event held in 1996, the International Vegetarian Food Festival, was held in New York Coliseum in Long Islad, NY. Almost 17,000 people attended this event and 150 stalls filled up the coliseum.
In 1998, Second International Vegetarian Food Festival was held at New York Armory, NY with repeat numbers. Similar events were organized utilizing speakers, exhibits and vegetarian Cruises. These activities have created greater awareness and conversion of many new vegetarians and vegans.
World Vegan Vision sends out quarterly health newsletters, invites nationally recognized speakers and authorities on speaking engagement, educates people the benefits of being vegetarian and vegan. Every year we have our Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner, an event that highlights our activities, unites members, presents new ideas, with influential speakers invited to encourage healthy life style by being vegetarian and vegan,
During the past many years, we have collaborated with various local vegetarian and vegan organizations, supported their cause and also helped teachers in education programs on benefits of adopting a compassionate lifestyle.
We also have collaborated with other organizations in the tri-state area. We have arranged speakers on yoga, breathing techniques, vegan recipes and cooking demonstrations. All the activities of World Vegan Vision are supported by volunteers who devote their time and efforts and is solely run by volunteers.