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International Meatless Day
In 1986, it was proposed that November 25, Sadhu Vaswani’s Birthday be celebrated as an International Meatless Day. The campaign has met with considerable success in that, millions of individuals send their pledges to the Sadhu Vaswani Mission to go meatless on this day. Four state governments in India Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have issued instructions for the closure of slaughter-houses as well as butchers’ shops on 25th November every year, in their respective states.
In order to create an awareness in the minds of citizens about the Meatless Day campaign, Peace Marches are held in Pune and other cities in November, every year. Thousands of students from city schools and colleges march through the streets propagating the idea of Meatless Day and reverence for all life, as the first step to World Peace.