NOIDA: AAFT School of Hospitality and Tourism in association with ICMEI celebrated World Vegan Day by conducting a talk on Veganism on web. World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated by Vegans around the world every 1 November. The benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment are celebrated.
The event was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then Chair of The Vegan Society in the United Kingdom, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the organisation and the coining of the terms “vegan” and “veganism”
“Interestingly enough, Indian Diet is perhaps even more suited to veganism than most across the world. Not only does India have a significantly large amount of vegetarians, but as such the culture for many is already primed to include veggies, fruits, dals, legumes, grains and cereals in their diets – all of which are plant-based by default, said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT School of Hospitality and Tourism
“To adapt to veganism, the major challenge for Indians is to cut dairy products – we love our ghee coated rotis, curds and raitas as well as our ice creams and lassis. But alternatives are now available, with comparable taste to boot,” expressed Sushil Bharti Director Radio Noida 107.4FM.
“Actually, plant based alternatives are quite easy to find/obtain, and are becoming more and more affordable due to the rising vegan community in India. Plethora of alternatives exist – for protein, soya products are often widely consumed; with lentils and beans being another good source,” said Rajiv Mathur Director ICMEI.
“There’s actually a host of plant-based dairy products to choose from – even a simple staple like milk can be substituted with soya milk, almond milk, cashew milk, and so forth. Hemp milk can serve as a great source of omega 3, too. A healthy portion of leafy vegetables takes cares of vitamins, and as for Vitamin D – it can be tackled by exposure to sunlight,” added Haripriya Thakur Director Events Marwah Studios.