In the 8th class , I got a book as a prize in the General Knowledge competition from Aruna Book House, Nizamabad. It was written in telugu by Ammu Raju, where in the lives of the Great scientists were explained. Due to that book, i came to know about the trans migration of soul elucidated by phythagarus. I also learnt about the concept of Ahimsa in Jain and Buddha dharmas.
These aspects have sown the seeds of Vegetarianism. But, i could decrease the quantity of consumption till my Degree 2nd year. My thrust of reading has increased after 8th class. I could know about the advantages of the vegetarianism. Also, exams were nearing in the month of September. I wanted to stop eating non vegetarian food for achieving the better results. When I thought this, my father brought the non vegetarian food for 3 or 4 times in a week, which made to vex about it. Hence, I stopped eating non vegetarian food during the August, 1993.
The following are the other reasons for being influenced : 1. Most of my friends were vegetarian. Their disciplined behaviour had impressed me alot. 2. My ancestors were believed to be jains and one person in each generation even don’t consume curd also. 3. The non vegetarian functions mostly use to end with quarrel and dissatisfaction. 4. Most of the intelligent persons during that period were vegetarian. It also impressed me a lot.
In the initial days , I didn’t consumed even the egg.But, many people convinced me egg as vegetarian .Also, in order to avoid problems in cooking to my mother and relatives, I started consuming egg in unavoidable circumstances. Sometimes i used to face a lot of difficulty to continue as vegetarian. Many of my relatives use to force me to consume non vegetarian. Some people even didn’t cook vegetarian, when I was invited. I ate food with pickle. Some people even tried serve non vegetarian mischievously. But, my determination was not altered. Some tried to explain the advantages of the non vegetarian to reconverting me. I simply told them that you can tell me one or two reasons why I should consume non vegetarian. But, I will tell you twenty reasons why you should consume Vegetarian. They use to keep quiet on observing my firmness.
Many years have passed. I assumed charge of municipal commissioner, suryapet in November, 2009. Possibly in 2011 , one Mr. Ramana Reddy , a devotee of Ayyapa swamy and a family friend has questioned how i am a vegetarian after consuming egg? I realised and stopped consuming the egg.
I learnt the concept of vegan in suryapet. I learnt that consumption of animal products in large scale is harmful for environment. over a period of time, decreased the consumption of milk. Later, i realised that cow is exemption from it. However, I don’t consume the curd from my 8 years of age.
I was able to motivate people directly and indirectly to become vegetarian. I use to preach the advantages of the vegetarianism. Some people use to show me as role model to their children. Some people use to imitate on observing my achievements.
This article is written with an intention to motivate people to become vegetarian .