32nd World Vegetarian Congress 1996, Johnstown PA, USA
From the Cybercafe
- with other IVU Councillors at the World Vegetarian Congress,
Johnstown, USA, 1996 (at the time Pornthep was 'Charter president
of Veg Bangkok')
below: Pornthep on the left with the newly elected Council
[from the program] Vegetarianism in Thailand, including
an invitation to the 1999 World Congress (25 min.)
[General Meeting minutes] World Congress - 1998
Due to climatic considerations, it had been agreed that the congress
should take place in January, 1999. The congress would be in two
cities, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Mr Pornthep Srinarula answered
questions about the congress.
[International Council meeting] World Congress 1999
Mr Pomthep Srinarula, attending the meeting for this item, reported
the arrangements so far made to develop the world congress. He
stated that they wished to hold the congress in Chiang Mai and
in Bangkok. The proposal was to begin the congress on 4th January,
1999 with three days in Chiang Mai, one day for travel to Bangkok
and then three days in Bangkok, the congress ending lOth January..
He described the possible venues and it was agreed the incoming
Hon. General Secretary should inspect these when possible. A range
of accommodation would be provided to suit the various needs of
Following discussion about the food, it was agreed that the International
Council should accept that the food at the congress should be
vegan in sympathy with Veg Bangkok's normal practice. Publicity
material should make this clear. Participants who wish may bring
their own dairy products for their own consumption.
The organisers were planning to have an international team of
speakers as well as a number of local ones. Simultaneous translation
would be provided ifthirty or more participants of a particular
language group asked for it. The main languages used would be
English and Thai.
The flyer produced by Veg Bangkok was approved with two amendments.
IVU News December 1996:
Porthep with the newly elected Council in Johnsown (on the
- and in Thailand at a meeting to discuss the planned World
Back row - 2nd left: Jashu Shah, 3rd left Pornthep Srinarula
Front row - right Francisco Martin
Picture: General Secretary Pornthep Srinarula and Dep. Secretary
Khambhir Nimnual from the Congress Organising Committee of Veg
The 33rd World vegetarian Congress is going to be in Thailand,
organized by Veg Bankok. The venue is Chiangmai and dates are
January 4th to 10th 1999.
A range of accommodation will be provided to meet the various
needs of participants.
There will be an international team of speakers as well as local
The food provided will be vegan following Veg Bangkok's normal
practice, but participants may bring their own dairy products
for their personal consumption
Minutes of IVU Council Meeting, 20th September 1997, Hotel
Gardesano, Bussolengo, Italy.
Regional secretaries: The system had been inherited and had always
been ineffective in some regions. Roles were not clearly defined
and tended to be developed by the individuals concerned. Specific
duties needed to be set out and distributed for comment. . . .
Pornthep Srinarala had suggested splitting India and the Far East.
World Congress 1999 progress report
Pornthep Srinarula had given a good impression and promised information
by January, but nothing specific had been received. The economic
crisis would make prices lower but did not explain the lack of
activity. The organisers did not respond to offers of help so
money was not the problem. If an official printed leaflet could
not be produced by the end of October the congress would be in
doubt. It was agreed that if the present organisers could not
produce information to the Council by the 20th of October and
in printable form by 1st November IVU should withdraw support
and look at other options, preferably in South-East Asia. Prices
could be quoted in pounds or dollars.
Pornthep Srinarula had just said that he would not be coming
to Bussolengo. Had he been there, a lot of questions could have
been settled. Such attendance should be a condition in the future.
33rd World Vegetarian Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand, January
4 - 10, 1999
[from a talk by General Saiyud Kerdphol] Khun Pornthep
Srinarula, a Namdhari Sikh, initiated the Bangkok Vegetarian Club
in 1992 which now has 58 members.
[from the International Counci meeting] World Congress
1999 -The difficulties in organisatlon of the l999 Congress after
Mr. Pornthep Srinarula was unable to continue were discussed.
IVU Annual Report 2006 - 2nd Asian Vegetarian Congress,
Bangkok, March 19-21, 2006
Pornthep Srinarula, President of the Thai Vegetarian Union, welcomed
Mr. Pornthep Srinarula of Thailand then gave a speech on Vegetarianism
in Thailand and mentioned that during the Chinese New Year many
people become vegetarian, which increases the vegetarian population
by more than 40% during that time.
from the program:
Vegetarianism in Thailand - Mr. Pornthep Srinarula
Milk - a Silent Killer - Mr. Pornthep Srinarula