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September 10-13, 2009

World Dance Festival (A Vegan Event) was organised by Surya Brasil (, a Brazil based vegan organic cosmetics manufacturing company, from Sep.10 to 13 in Delhi. The venue was The Leela Kempinski, a beautiful luxury hotel located in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR.

International Vegetarian Union and Indian Vegan Society were represented by Shankar Narayan (IVU Regional Coordinator) to promote veg*ism with a stall provided by the organisers free of cost. At the stall, Shankar got ample help from veg activists like Manish, Monika, Sonal and Mannrosy. Veganism was conspicuous everywhere with prominent displays and announcements. Shankar was invited to the press conference on the 10th and on the dance stage on 13th to speak about veganism.

The food was entirely vegan with a Vegan Chef Claudia Mattos specially flown in from Brazil to dish out a superbly tasty vegan fare to the dance enthusiasts from India and outside too.

To sum up, it was a wonderful event with a lots of beauty without cruelty epitomized by the everlasting smile and enthusiasm of Surya Brasil team comprising mainly of Clelia, Alessandro, Raquel, Fernanda and their India dealer Anil Bhutani.

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Press conference



Speech by Shankar