"Jainism promotes 'vegan'. You are doing valuable work for nature and environment protection" - Dr.Pratap Kothari & Mrs. Jayashree P.Kothari, Pune, Maharastra, India.
At 11th IVF, Murdeshwar-
"Good. To be continued and lots of publicity required" - Dr.Pandurang Nayak, Amita Hospital, Bhatkal, India.
"Good" - Prof. Sandeep Nayak, Bhatkal, India.
"Unforgettable" - Lyn Griffin, Reddich, Worcs, UK.
“Thank you for arranging this special event. All your hard work is very much appreciated. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. Hope to see you cery soon”- Becki Hallows, Birmingham, UK.
“Shankar, you are the shining light of the vegan and animal rights movement in India. My heartfelt thanks for all your hard work” – Subra Sivarajah, Cambridge, UK.
“Great experience for me to be with you being a volunteer. May God give you a lot of power to do more vegan festivals” – Laxmeesh Bhat Kodle, Puttur, India.
“Thank you, Shankar, for a thought- provoking week. I will certainly be going back home having made some changes to my lifestyle. I will see you next time I am in India” – Oliver Sivarajah, Cambridge, UK.
“Excellent Festival. Some quality talks + good entertainment. Your hard work is much appreciated. Thank you” - Mahersh & Nishma Shah, London, UK.
“Great Festival! This festival has changed my life. You have done a wonderful job. Really, Shankar, you can change the world. My best wishes are always with you. I will not forget these moments till the end of my life” – Dr. Shalabh Gupta, Moradabad, India.
“I will take good memories home with me from the festival and India. Thank you” – Martin Lake, Kingston Upon Thames, UK.
“This festival has been amazing. The people were wonderful. The ‘Divine plan’ exploded as it should. Shankar, you are a wonderful guy with great ambitions, someone on a mission that can change the attitude of the people. So…go for it. And thanks for the precious gift of this festival” – Helga D’Have, Gent, Belgium.
“A very warm thank you for this opportunity to come together. Support for each other is essential and the dedication your example provides, a most worthy spark of compassion for India + the world. Thank you, Sincerely” - Zalan Glen, Hepburn Springs, Australia.
“A thousand thanks, Shankar, for giving us renewed hope and courage to carry on proclaiming + living by the vegan message” – Bill Palethorpe, East Bourne, UK.
“Great Festival, thanks for organizing and all your work. It was great to come” Juan Deguara” – Maryland, USA.
“It was fantastic. Thank you for your superb organization of the festival & shall take back wonderful memories. Shalom!” – Yael Kimmelman, Jerusalem, Isreal.
“Well done, Shankar, for putting so much energy in a wonderful festival with wonderful people. Keep up the good work, never stop being vegan for life and te great guy you are. Peace” - Colin Sky Godfrey, Aukland, New Zealand.
“Thank you very much for inviting me to your wonderful country. Thanks for putting up with me. I do hope your great work for making IVF-11 will result in progress for veganism in India” – Kirsten Jungsberg, Denmark.
“May your work grow & grow + may your (our) dreams of spreading veganism all over India be realized as soon as possible. Love” – Nandita Shah, Mumbai, India.
“Shankar! It was wonderful! Thanks, see you in Brazil. Love” – Marly winckler, Florianopolis, Brasil.
“Many Many thanks for a wonderful festival. Viva veganism!” – Dan Lions + Angela, South Yorkshire, UK.
“Thank you, Shankar, for a great festival. It was so good to be with such a group of like-minded people. Many memories to take home. We are not alone!” – Susan Howard, Cambridge, UK.
“What a wonderful festival, except for the tummy bug. Lovely to meet everybody & see the entertainment. Hanker, you work so hard - a very good man! Good luck in spreading veganism all over India” – Shirley Stones, Cambridge, UK.
“This has been a beautiful experience. Thank you, Shankar, for your hard work, amazing organization and smiling all the time and making us feel so welcome to India. We will all meet again, I am very sure of that. We may be few but one day we vegans will be the majority and the world will be a better place” – Susan Hughes, Cambridge, UK.
“Thank you, Shankar, in the scales. I love India. The spirit of the men gives me courage. I will be here next year for 6 months and will see you soon. Love” – Greg Norman, Australia.
“Many thanks, Shankar, for inviting me over to your place and allowing me to spend the last 2 days here. Thanks also for all the help to make my travel to Murdeshwar so smooth. I am really inspired by your passion for veganism with the central goal of reducing and eliminating animal suffering caused by humans. I am sure you will inspire millions more to consider veganism and that in the near future we will become a majority. Thank you also for showing me around scenic areas and experience rural India first hand” – Vincent Soosai, USA.
Vegan Music Festival:
“After coming over to your Vegan Music Concert and enjoying the lovely environment, I felt that if the people understood the (vegan) cause and their concern and love for people, the whole world can be rest assured that everyone can live happily and make others also happy. I really wonder how Shankar can make such thing happen. I wish him all the success in his vision and would support him my best. With best wishes” – M.V. Hegde, Principal, RNS Polytechnic, Murdeshwar.
“Your work is really appreciable and program is also excellent’” – Ramaraya Acharya, udupi, India.
“Heegirabeku Bhaava, nanoo bhaagiyaadenalla, khushiyayitu. Ahimsaahaara kuritaada haagoo jiva premade kuritaada maatugalu aagaaga mandige taluputtirali; saddillade samskaaravondu molakegattuttade. Ennastu kanasugalu saakaaragollali” – Devito Nagesh, Vanachetana, Heddur, India.
“Bliss” –Sujata Rao, Byndoor, India.
“We are proud of you, Sir. Please keep on doing programs like this. We all support you, thank you” – Vijaya Omganesh, Uppunda, India.
“This is the right time to think of bringing out printed books about preparation of vegan diet. As well as CDs. A very well thought and organized program. Excellent and divine music made my day a special one” – Nagabhushana M, Magalore, India.
“It is a very nice function, we are enlightened by this. We are vegetarians but vegan is much more than that. We are very thankful for your great work and assure you help in every angle for further development of veganism. Thank you, God bless you” – K.N.srikanth Adiga, Advocate, Kollur, India.
“I thank you for your new concept of veganism and I am luckily invited by you. I am always with you” – K.N.Chandrashekhara Adiga, Kollur, India.
“Dina belagaadre gannu hididu bhayotpadane maduva indina dinagalalli pratiyobbaroo ahimsaahaarigalaagi intaha kaaryakramada prayojana padeyabekagide. Jai Vegan” – Satish Pai, Uppunda, India.
“Poorna sasyaahaariyannu hudukuttidda nanage nimmannu nodi bahala santoshavaayitu. Iduvaregoo Laondon moolada obbarannu maatra mukhata bhetiyaagidde. Nimminda haagoo nimma saahityadinda halavaaru janarannu bhetiyaaguva saadyate edeyendu bhaavisuve. Nimma prachaaraandolanakke naanu nimage sahakaariyagiralu siddaniddene” – Ramesh C.R, Survey Training Institute, Mysore, India.
“This was absolutely a wonderful programme. A community promoting veganism is really very useful and I am sure it would have definitely influenced many people especially me after the interactive session. Hope this goes on and promote and influence more people. Excellent programme” M. Kaushik, Nagpur, India.