Interview in a local magazine Profiles

It was an interesting interview taken by Obat Masira who wrote about Kenya Vegetarian Club and its activities in detail.It is always a delight to get interviewed about my favorite subject in such a great depth.

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Shrivedant Foundation featured in Kenya newspapers

Shrivedant foundation has restored hope to many

More than 400 needy children drawn from Kibigori area, Muhoroni in Kisumu County line up for what they like most, a sumptuous meal and sweets every lunch time provided by Shrivedant Foundation. The Foundation built the original Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kibigori more than 100 years ago before the facility was transformed into a modern shrine in July 2013 but has since become a blessing to hundreds of children from poor families. Vaishali Shah, the chairperson, Shrivedant Foundation said the motivating reasons that informed establishment of the Hindu temple in the remote part of the County has now turned the shrine into a beacon of hope for the many children and families through the feeding programme.

Shah said the Hindu community felt compelled to be part and parcel of the expansive Western Kenya community but with focus on the less fortunate in society who could hardly afford three square meals a day. “We wanted to do something unique as the Shrivedant Foundation which is a family trust set up by myself and my husband resolved to add value to the lives of local residents, particularly children”, she confided.

The foundation also conducts medical camps; donates household utilities alongside the feeding programme which has become popular with the children and other stakeholders who are already considering taking up other roles for the common good. Shah said they also give seed donations, train local residents on vegetable farming and tree planting even as Shrivedant Foundation spearheads the unique Kenya Vegetarian club that has attracted many people who don’t eat meat, fish and other related products.

The chairperson commended Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma and County Commissioner, John Elung’ata for their unwavering support including security to the facility and children amidst the expansive sugarcane plantation. Shah revealed that the foundation has a major development agenda for the area with the sole aim of creating employment and wealth for the local community with a view to transform their economic status. “We plan to build shops for medical and household goods to enable our people access quality services like health, education, water as part of our commitment to service to humanity”, she explained.

By  Joseph  Ouma

Source: http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/shrivedant-foundation-has-restored-hope-to-many/

Ghana Magazine features KVC

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Kenya Vegetarian Club got featured in one of the reputed magazines in Ghana. It highlighted the work we do in the field of Vegetable Farming and Vegetarianism. It is truly my pleasure to associate with the team who also featured some of my articles about the effect of meat production on the environment.

Interview on K24 channel and Q FM radio in Kenya

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It was a lazy afternoon of Tuesday 19th April when I planned to go to the studio of K24 in Nairobi. It was preceded by an interview at Q FM radio in the morning. The topic was only about vegetable farming as it was a short interview focusing on promoting various business ventures in small cities of Kenya.

The anchor went straight to the main topic and asked me relevant questions about how vegetarianism can help farmers and others.

Listen to the interview on

https://www.youtube.com/EmaPa-RlAMk

Interview in KBC TV

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It was a very early morning for me to start my day for this interview. After going through the initial discussion about the topic with anchor, we went on air. I must appreciate the smartness and the study anchor did about the vegetarianism. He asked me very relevant questions and the flow of interview was just perfect.

The interview went on for 40 minutes and we could cover most of the area about vegetarianism, vegetable farming, tree planting, health and wellness.

Interview in KBC TV on Vegetable Farming

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KVC had donated some seeds to a farm near Kisumu International airport and Ms. Vaishali Shah visited the farm with a team from the media.

The farmers were excited to share their experiences and show the new crops were coming along. Though it is a small beginning for vegetable farming in this region, it is still impactful as it has drawn the attention of people.

Press Coverage

Shrivedant foundation has restored hope to many

More than 400 needy children drawn from Kibigori area, Muhoroni in Kisumu County line up for what they like most, a sumptuous meal and sweets every lunch time provided by Shrivedant Foundation. The Foundation built the original Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kibigori more than 100 years ago before the facility was transformed into a modern shrine in July 2013 but has since become a blessing to hundreds of children from poor families. Vaishali Shah, the chairperson, Shrivedant Foundation said the motivating reasons that informed establishment of the Hindu temple in the remote part of the County has now turned the shrine into a beacon of hope for the many children and families through the feeding programme.

Shah said the Hindu community felt compelled to be part and parcel of the expansive Western Kenya community but with focus on the less fortunate in society who could hardly afford three square meals a day. “We wanted to do something unique as the Shrivedant Foundation which is a family trust set up by myself and my husband resolved to add value to the lives of local residents, particularly children”, she confided.

The foundation also conducts medical camps; donates household utilities alongside the feeding programme which has become popular with the children and other stakeholders who are already considering taking up other roles for the common good. Shah said they also give seed donations, train local residents on vegetable farming and tree planting even as Shrivedant Foundation spearheads the unique Kenya Vegetarian club that has attracted many people who don’t eat meat, fish and other related products.

The chairperson commended Kisumu Governor, Jack Ranguma and County Commissioner, John Elung’ata for their unwavering support including security to the facility and children amidst the expansive sugarcane plantation. Shah revealed that the foundation has a major development agenda for the area with the sole aim of creating employment and wealth for the local community with a view to transform their economic status. “We plan to build shops for medical and household goods to enable our people access quality services like health, education, water as part of our commitment to service to humanity”, she explained.

By Joseph Ouma

Source: http://kenyanewsagency.go.ke/en/shrivedant-foundation-has-restored-hope-to-many/

Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple

Shrivedant Foundation has built a temple for lord Shiva in July 2013 in the town of Kibigori near Kisumu in Kenya. The temple with modern amenities like a full fledged kitchen, hall etc serves as a centre for the food outreach program and medical camps that are conducted by the foundation.

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.

Founder Director

VAISHALI SHAH is the Founder Director of Shrivedant Foundation and has a keen desire to spread the eternal message of Indian Scriptures to every part of the world so that everyone is benefited and has been passionately trying to bring them all under one umbrella so that they are just a click away without seekers having to move out of their comfort zones. The non-profit Foundation is committed to sharing research through the development of educational tools and materials relating to Scriptures and also providing practical and rational content to the world.  Vaishali aspires to weave together members of the Hindu community and all those who subscribe to the Hindu way of living all around the sphere and also to create a legitimate pride in our heritage and religion especially among its younger members.

She has developed Courses on Hindu Culture and Lifestyle Studies for various age groups to spread the knowledge of Indian culture in more rational way. She has also authored‘The Veg Safari’, a book which explores the practical, ethical and ecological reasons for turning towards veganism or vegetarianism backed by case studies based on years of research and practical experience.

Vaishali believes that ancient Indian wisdom which is all inclusive should be shared with theurban elite, the younger generation and with professionals from the corporate world so that they can live an Indian lifestyle with utmost ease and conviction. An introvert who normally shuns publicity, she has chosen to step out into public glare with the sole aim of making available this ancient wisdom to the vast majority all over the world who are filled with many doubts and misgivings.

She has developed materials for seminars, journals, workshops and magazines to reach out to a larger audience worldwide face to face on a personal interactive basis. She also conducts private custom-made workshops on demand to small and medium size groups of people.

 

Overview

Shrivedant Foundation was founded by Vaishali Shah and family in Kenya. Looking around there is a lot of disharmony and chaos in the world today; this is because we have moved away from our real nature which is to be human and have become more materialistic and self-centred. In our quest for prosperity and in the name of advancement, we have disregarded rules of nature and have plundered our environment leading to many problems globally. We need to fill our hearts with love and compassion and be empathetic towards nature and other beings. With this in focus, Shrivedant Foundation undertakes activities like bringing the real knowledge of Indian scriptures, developing various spiritually motivational material in practical and rational way to suit today’s generation, feeding the less privileged, taking care of the environment by undertaking tree planting on a large scale throughout the country, encouraging people to move to a vegetarian diet, support farmers to grow more vegetables for human consumption, working with local women and self help groups to make them economically independent and acquaint the world on the glory of Indian culture.

The guiding principle of Shrivedant Foundation is

Inspire, Believe, Betterment

Shrivedant Foundation provides knowledge and expertise in the vast field of Sanskrit literature. These include the Vedas, Yog sciences, Histories, Epics and Philosophical systems besides many more. The foundation engages the urban, educated,modern populace across the world with spiritual masters for many intellectual and soul stirring discourses that open up new vistas and unfurls an entirely new purpose to life.

The Foundation also focuses on activities aimed to protect our environment and make people aware on the urgent need to conserve precious natural resources so that future generations will not be left to struggle. It espouses the cause of vegetarianism not for ethical reasons alone but also in the interest of medical and ecological reasons.

The foundation aims to draw young generation to spirituality, self-awareness, peace of mind and more focused approach in life.