We launched the Jashu Shah Memorial Fund at the recent Asian veg congress,
and I was given some generous cash donations to get it started. We now have
the hard work to do of promoting the fund by email.
this is for all of Asia, any help in spreading the word about the fund would
be much appreciated. If you have any email groups, newsletters etc, either
in print or online, please consider sending out the message below - if you
can translate it into your local language then of course that would also be
great, but do warn them that when they click on the weblink the page will be
in english (if anyone can translate that page then please send it to me -
but they will still end up with some english when they go to the paypal
thanks in advance for any help you can give us with this!
best wishes to all
JASHU SHAH MEMORIAL FUND
Jashu Shah was from India, and his first involvement with IVU was way back
in 1957. Over the following years, he held many important offices and
organised major events for IVU, and in 1999, he founded and became the first
President of the Asian Vegetarian Union. Sadly, Jashu passed away in 2008.
The 4th Asian Veg Congress, Batam, Indonesia, 2009, decided to honour him by
creating this fund in his name.
This will to be a long term fund with the general objective of 'Promoting
Vegetarianism in Asia'. Below is just our first objective; others will
IVU's most important resource is our people. We do well in finding
volunteers from all over Asia, and we can do most of our work on the
internet - but there is no substitute for occasional face-to-face meetings.
At present, the best way for our hard-working volunteers to meet is at the
various congresses, but many of them do not have the funds for travel and
registration costs, so we need to help them.
In the near future, in Asia, we have World and Regional Veg Congresses in
Indonesia, China, India and Dubai. We want to give our dedicated Asian
volunteers more opportunities to meet each other, share experiences, agree
strategies, and learn from eminent speakers about animals, health and the
environment. Then they can return home inspired and motivated to continue
their local work and their discussions on the internet.
Please donate what you can to help in this important work. More information
and how to donate by credit card is available at