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.  

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Jain Vegans e-group

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.

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Jain Vegans Working Group (JVWG)

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

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.

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Mahersh Shah

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.

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Minal Shah

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.

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Nishma Shah

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.

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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.

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Tasvi Shah

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.