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Mahavira's Birthday Proposed for Meatless Day


on 2001/4/3 9:47:02 ( 1316 reads )


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NEW DELHI, INDIA, April 2, 2001: India's Central Government has accepted a suggestion that April 6, the birth date of the Jain Saint Mahavira, should be declared as Ahimsa day, a day on which there would be no slaughter of animals and sale of meat. State Governments and Union Territory administrations have been requested to observe Ahimsa Day, an official release stated.




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