There was an ancient temple on the site for more than hundred years which has been helping devotees with their wishes. It is a symbol of the beliefs people hold in the temple as despite being located in a remote area, it is much visited by many every week.
The temple regularly conducts various puja to Shiva to bring devotees together.
The Kenya Vegetarian Club established by Shrivedant Foundation supports the cause of vegetarianism and veganism and hopes to increase the number of vegetarians in Kenya. The Club endeavors to
- Promote human health
- Protect animal rights
- Preserve the environment
It aims to achieve these by
- Tree planting
- Seed Donation
- Vegetable farming
Seminars on nutritional benefits of vegetarian diet
World over there is a great interest in vegetarianism today. People from all walks of life would like to switch over to a vegetarian diet if they are convinced of its merits. Some are confident about their food habits and make the switch easily. Others need support, guidance and perhaps a gentle nudge. Also there is considerable confusion in the array of products that are available on the shelves of the supermarkets. Many shoppers find it difficult to tell which food and drinks are produced using animal products. The food industry often uses products that may not be suitable for vegetarians. Health professionals are not very clear about the merits of vegetarian diet as they receive little or no training in vegetarian nutrition. Parents are confused whether a wholly vegetarian diet would provide the required nutrition for their kids.
The Kenya Vegetarian Club aims to fill in this space and will support, guide and promote vegetarianism by arranging various programs and events that will help members to understand and appreciate the importance of vegetarian diet. We propose to create awareness about vegetarianism in Africa as the world is moving towards saving the environment and food production and consumption is the first step towards it. We want to help local farmers to grow more vegetables and help them to earn more. Our foundation is a non-profit body which hopes to create many such movements which would help locals to switch over to a better and healthy living.
The Club promotes tree planting and helps in saving the beautiful forests of Kenya. We need to join together and preserve our wildlife and other national resources for the future of our citizens. Kenya is a country of green vegetation and rich with tons of variety of vegetables and fruits. Let’s all pledge to remain vegetarian. Please help us to promote the same across the world.
The Veg Safari by Vaishali Shah describes her amazing journey as a passionate advocate of vegetarianism in Kenya and the detailed reasons put forth by her for the world to embrace vegetarianism. The book explores the compelling need for the world to turn vegetarian today. The choice to turn wholly vegan or vegetarian is not dictated by moral or ethical concerns alone, nor is it an attempt to convince anyone using religious mumbo jumbo. The book presents many case studies to back its claims and the author has spent many years studying the effect of the meat industry.
Foremost among the many consequences of a flesh based diet is its effect on one’s health. If that is an individual concern, then the dwindling nature of earth’s precious resources is certainly a cause for collective concern of all nations. The poor nations are hit the hardest as land and water which can be used to eradicate hunger and mal nutrition are diverted to grow fodder for cattle which will eventually end up on the lunch plates of only those who can afford it. Locals can be convinced on the need to move away from animal-based foods if alternate methods can be explained to them. Also cultivating farms and growing more food will improve their own health index as also bring in some revenue and employment.
Planting trees, donating seeds, cultivating vegetables are all helpful in improving the health and productivity of the nation. The book raises various pertinent queries and addresses the concerns of all readers and is backed by case studies that help it to connect with the readers easily. It is a dream to see a healthy, nourished and prosperous Kenya in the not too distant future and this book is an attempt to create that golden future.