- ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಶಾಸ್ತ್ರಿ - Krishna Shastry
- ಪ್ರಾಣಿ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳು, ಶುದ್ಧ ಸಸ್ಯಾಹಾರ, ಪರಿಸರ, ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಇವೆಲ್ಲವನ್ನೂ ಒಳಗೊಂಡ ವೀಗನಿಸಂ ಎಂಬ ತತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ನಂಬಿಕೆ ಇಟ್ಟಿರುವ ಒಬ್ಬ ಸರಳ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ನಾನು.
ನನ್ನ ಇತರ ಆಸಕ್ತಿಗಳೆಂದರೆ ನೀತಿಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ನೀತಿಸಂಹಿತೆಗಳು, ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ, ಆವಿಷ್ಕಾರಗಳು, ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ, ಭಾಷಾನೀತಿಗಳು ಇತ್ಯಾದಿ.
I am a simple Kannadiga following veganism, that cares about animal rights, pure vegetarianism, environment and health.
My other interest include ethics, public healthcare, public policies, innovation, science & technology, Kannada language and linguistic policies.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Have you read about a landmark proposal by 'Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India'? The proposal is about giving extra marks to students who showcase good physical fitness. I feel this is a very progressive proposal indeed.
Related news items in English and Kannada:
The draft proposal's link is http://yas.nic.in/writereaddata/mainlinkFile/File921.pdf
Important Note: General public has time till 30th Sep 2012 to send in suggestions regarding this.
A note to fellow vegans: If you see the introduction part, the ministry has correctly recognized the value of health and fitness and how to achieve the same. I think we vegans should be quite vocal in supporting this proposal, and we should demand a similar proposal to promote healthy diet as well. If veganism gets a place in such a proposal, it would be wonderful. It might go a long way in subsidizing veg food, taxing non-veg food higher etc. and will help our goal i.e. better health, preservation of environment and protection of animal rights.