I have many reasons to feel close to this day and celebrate also. The best Midwife and Nurse I have ever had the pleasure to know was a tiny Indian lady called Mrs Munasingh, who delivered my daughter. A strong, compassionate, yet physically tiny and graceful, Mrs Munasingh, whose first name I never came to know, acted as my personal Midwife and gave me such a sense of security that I had a brilliant, drug-free labour and birth, free from doctors and formalized delivery. She was nothing less than an Amazon of a woman and totally in control…Bless you wherever you are. I often think of you!
The second reason, not that any are needed, to celebrate this day, is the lifestyle I feel I share with so many of the people of India…in that I am a Vegetarian and now Vegan.
The idea of vegetarianism is deeply ingrained in Hindu and Jain traditions in India and most Hindus are vegetarian and so are almost all Jains.