About Jain Vegans
Jain Vegans is a community of individuals who organise and participate in initiatives to help the Jain community transition towards a low-himsa vegan lifestyle.
An international forum for members of the worldwide Jain community to discuss topics related to the vegan lifestyle, and share information about worldwide vegan events.
A UK-based group of six individuals working voluntarily to empower UK-based Jain communities and organisations to make the transition from vegetarian to vegan. JVWG works with UK-based Jain communities and organisations to deliver educational and informative presentations and information stalls. It also organises its own educational and social vegan events for the UK-based Jain community.
Meet the team
Dev Priya Singhvi
Dev Priya joined the Jain Vegans Working Group in 2016. He is currently a junior doctor working for the NHS, and founded the Queen Mary Students’ Union Vegetarian and Vegan Society while at university.
Mahersh has been a vegan for over 15 years. He was a founding member of the Jain Vegans Working Group when it formed in 2008. Mahersh helps his wife, Nishma (pictured below), run a vegan catering company called Shambhu’s and also works as a technical translator.
Minal has been a vegan for over 15 years. Minal is a keen traveller, and has visited vegan and vegetarian restaurants in over 20 different countries. He is an optometrist by profession.
Nishma has been a vegan for over 14 years. She was a founding member of the Jain Vegans Working Group when it formed in 2008 and is the head chef at Shambhu’s, a vegan catering company that she founded.
Sagar Kirit Shah
Sagar has been a vegan since 2007 and was founding member of the Jain Vegans Working Group when it was established in 2008. Sagar works as a professional economist, and is a keen photographer and meditator.
Tasvi has been a vegan since March 2016. She is a recent economics graduate from Warwick university and is very passionate about sustainability and global development issues.