In 1968, a social service organization named by Sadhu Vaswani Mission was first proposed on 25 November. Sadhu T.L. Vaswani’s Birthday is celebrated as International Meatless Day. This day also holds importance for animal Rights Group.The organization is dedicated to serving mankind, especially the poor and downtrodden. Millions of individuals send their pledges to Sadhu Vaswani Mission to go Meatless on 25th November. Four states of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh) issued instructions for the closure of slaughter-houses as well as butchers’ Shops on 25th November every year.
Sadhu T.L. Vaswani was a great Indian educationalist and began Mira movement for the upliftment of Indian education system. 25th November is chosen with a view to taking ahead the life and preaching of Sadhu T.L. Vaswani, who had strongly urged the countries to adopt vegetarian living.
The International meatless day is an integral part of Sadhu Vaswani Mission which is headed by Dada J.P Vaswani. He is the spiritual guru as well as chief of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. It is also known as SAK Meatless day, where SAK means Stop All Killing. This campaign is the first step towards ensuring World Peace.
The person of SAK group believes that as long as animals are slaughter as a source of food for human beings, peace will not be restored on this earth because if a man can kill animals for food then he can also slay a fellow man that he takes as his opponent. No one has a right to take away life from poor animals because we cannot grant life to a lifeless being.
25th November is celebrated by spreading awareness among the people about International Meatless Day campaign. On this day hundreds and thousands of students from schools and colleges take to streets proliferating this International Meatless Day campaign and urging people to show reverence towards anything that has a life.
Moreover, following are the other ways to celebrate International Meatless Day:
- People are asked to submit a pledge to live without meat at least one day.
- Protecting animals from slaughtering.
- Requesting to hotels as well as to restaurants to abstain from serving meat on 25th
- Banners are also applied in order to push the government for formulating rules and laws to secure the animals.
Important Animal Rights Supported By SAK Group:
- Right to live
Animals’ upholds right to live without having any fear of getting slaughtered for food, or for hunting.
- Right to shelter and food
This right suggests that animals whether they are pet or not should be given shelter not only when they are sick or old, also during regular days so that they can be protected from rain, sun and cold.
- Right to freedom from human exploitation
According to this right, animals should not be exploited for pleasure or commercial purposes.
- Right to respect, love and security
Animals should be considered as human’s young siblings and should keep in mind that every animal is the creation of God and all living beings are blessed by God.
The main motive of this campaign is to make more and more people vegetarian so they can help to preserve every possible living species. Just by becoming vegetarian one can take a step forward to a better and healthier lifestyle and ecological system.
Let us Pledge to be Vegetarian on this International Meatless day.