India and Far East Congress 1997
- Successful 1st Congress - by Hiren Kara
- Vegetarian Conference in Mahabaleshwar - A report by the IVU General Secretary
- Interview with Alka Mehta - speaker at Mahabaleshwar
Shortly after this event, the 'India & Far East' region was renamed 'Asia' - and teh Asian Vegetarian Union was founded in 1999.