Two-Time Record Holder Stars in New Pro-Vegetarian PETA Campaign
New Delhi,Nov 27(2012) Holding his new baby boy, 96-year-old Ramajit Raghav – who, on 5 October, broke his own record as Guinness World Records’ “World’s Oldest New Dad” – stars in a brand-new ad campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
Shot by photographer Gaurav Sharma, the new ad shows Raghav and his son Ranjit next to the words “Vegetarians Still Got It at Age 96”. PETA plans to post the new campaign near fertility clinics around the world. Broadcast-quality video footage of Ramajit’s interview will be available upon request.
Says Raghav, “I have been a vegetarian all my life, and I credit my stamina and virility to my diet of vegetables and grains. Being a vegetarian is the secret to my strength and good health”.
What makes vegetarians so healthy? For starters, meat clogs arteries and slows blood flow to all the major organs – not just the heart. Vegetarians are, on average, fitter and trimmer than meat-eaters are.
They’re also less likely to be afflicted with heart disease, diabetes and cancer – all of which are major health problems in India. And since each vegetarian saves the lives of more than 100 animals a year, their consciences are lighter, too.
Raghav joins a growing list of athletes, actors and other notable figures – including Shahid Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sonu Sood, Lara Dutta, Pankaj Advani, Anil Kumble and many others – who have teamed up with PETA India to promote healthy, humane vegetarian meals.//eom//