Mumbai, Nov 24 (UNI) Petadishoom, the youth wing of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which had launched the annual Cutest Vegetarian' contest, has expanded the competition to include the vegetarian boy and girl next door.
Speaking to UNI PETA youth project specialist Puja Joshi, said, ''We have included 20 finalists, ten girls and ten boys from various cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Bhopal, Kolkata , Sikkim and the contest concludes on Nov 30. All the finalists' photos and bios are available at petaDishoom.com. The male and female chosen as winners will each receive a brand-new mobile phone.'' A few of the candidates selected as finalists are, 17-year-old Amogh Rajan, a student of mass communications at SIES College and Paroma Bhattacharya (17), who went vegetarian two and a half years ago. Stating her reason for becoming a vegetarian Paroma said, ''I love animals and hate cruelty against them''.
Another candidate is Vaibhav Shukla, a lifelong vegetarian who is studying Chemistry at IIT Mumbai. Vaibhav's biggest turn-off is cruelty, as he said, ''Life isn't about winning; it is about doing the right thing''.