He has written to Singh asking him to declare a national day to "celebrate vegetarianism and compassion towards animals," reports the Scotsman. “Would you please think about declaring one day every year - perhaps on the anniversary of PETA India's founding to celebrate vegetarianism and compassion towards animals?"
“Such a declaration would save countless animals, reduce the environmental devastation caused by the meat industry and help participants clear their arteries and their consciences. It would be a celebration of life - all life."
Almost half of the Indian population is estimated to be vegetarian due to religious or financial reasons.