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37th IVU World Vegetarian Congress
Goa, India, September 10-16, 2006
Healthy Lifestyle - Vegetarian Way!


Reality of a lifestyle ... ... The Vegetarian Way

The Vegetarian Way is no more a concept. It used to be but now it has become a scientific fact of being a healthy way of living.

This is a special invitation to become acquainted in depth with all aspects about the Relaity of a Vegetarian Lifestyle from experts, doctors, alternative therapists, nutritionists, herbalists, cooks and experienced vegetarians from the East and West.

Welcome to the 37th IVU World Vegetarian Congress from 10th September to 16th September, 2006 in Goa, an ideal resort place to educate, relax, be in peaceful beauty and serenity of the environment, enjoy the health-promoting foods, and to concentrate on one's own needs now and on the far-reaching benefits in the future. In this way we also become friends of the universe and the innocent animals.

The Vegetarian Society
(Reverence for Life)

Why India? - why Indian vegetarians need help from the West

2004 Congress in Brazil - see what IVU Congresses are like, check out this one.

Vegetarian Phrases in several Indian languages - useful for travelling

Photos from the Asian Vegetarian Congress, held in Goa in 2001 - for an idea of what it will be like.

Photos on this page were taken at the Congress, follow the links for more and larger versions


Registration and Payments

Provisional Program of Events

Post Congress Tours

About Goa - general info and photos


The Vegetarian Society (Reverence for Life) and the undersigned being the Gen. Secretary welcome you to the 37th IVU World Vegetarian Congress. This is not a routine congress or a seminar but a special one and I welcome you from my heart. And you not surprised that a congress like this is in India, a country full of spiritualism and Vegetarianism and a majority of the population is vegetarian.

Globalisation has made ther world smaller and there is more interaction between the countries and its human beings.

Non-Vegetarianism is travelling at a fast pace from West to East. Younger generation is sitting on the fence, not knowing where to jump.

This Congress is to create an awareness of vegetarianism. We welcome all to Goa, India, the venue for the congress.

Heartiest welcome to everyone!!!

Jashu Shah
General Secretary
The Vegetarian Society
(Reverence for Life)

Radisson Hotel, Goa
- the Congress venue.
[see also: Alternative Accommodation]

The 'Fabulous Fifteenth' - how India transformed IVU in 1957

Mumbai stopover? - photos and comments from a personal visit.

Map of India- showing the location of Goa, with some comments about getting there.

While you're waiting for the Congress:

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- an email newsletter usually sent on the 1st day of each month, and it will always have news of IVU Congresses along with other items of world veg news.


and/or Subscribe to ivu-congress

email discussion list for anyone wanting to discuss the 2006 Congress in Goa, India - everyone welcome!

This list also discusses all other IVU Congresses - including Dresden in 2008, but the list is moderated to keep it strictly on-topic and the mail volume is quite low.