DR. KUSUM LUNIA AND
DR K M GANGWAL HONOURED WITH THE NEMICHAND JAIN AWARDS IN CHENAI
Two eminent writers propagating the values of vegetarianism through literature have been honoured with Dr. Nemichand Jain Memorial Awards at a function organised by the Bhagwan Mahaveer Foundation at chennai. The Nemichand Jain awards were given to Dr Kusum Lunia for her Hindi book, Shakahar Shreshtaahar and Dr K M Gangwal for his work, "Vegetarianism - Healthy Way of Life" . 'Vegetarianism have to be spread in the world which will help people understand this noble way of lifestyle,' said N P Jain, former diplomat and executive president, World Jain Confederation. Speaking at the awards function, he said one has to cultivate reverence for all living creatures as right to life was not just an exclusive privilege of human beings alone, he said. 'There was a need to develop respect for the lives of innocent creatures,' he averred. Expatiating on the subject further, Jain said, however, vegetarianism should not be forced on the people. 'Though one is morally bound to propagate vegetarianism, care should be taken that it is not forced on people. Rather they should be gently persuaded to give up their unhealthy dietary habit,' he said. Dr Jayanthilal Jain, chairman of the Awards Committee, said doctors should advise their patients to change into vegetarian way of life for a healthy and disease free life.