A leading Kolkata hotel has joined the league of veggie Bollywood stars John Abraham and Mallika Sherawat in promoting vegetarianism, by holding a festival of vegetarian food.
The Kenilworth, in association with the NGO, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Thursday announced the holding of a food festival that would serve a variety of Italian and Rajasthani vegetarian dishes from Aug 25 to 28. Vegetarian kebabs and sizzlers will also be on the menu.
The multi-cuisine hotel will also serve only vegetarian food for the next four days to spread the message of vegetarianism.
"Vegetarianism is the in-thing and it is the best way to stay healthy too," Bharat said.
"This campaign is first of its kind in Kolkata, where PETA has joined hands with a multi-cuisine hotel like us," stated vice president operations of the hotel R.S. Singh.
Various studies have proved that vegetarian food is healthier than non-vegetarian food. A US study of 50,000 vegetarians showed a very low rate of cancer. It has been estimated that by following a low-fat vegetarian diet, the risk of food poisoning is decreased by 80 percent.