Railways not to observe Oct 2 as *Vegetarian Day* after flak

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Mumbai: After receiving criticism, the Indian Railways has cancelled a proposal to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2 as ‘Vegetarian Day’. It issued directions that the option of non-vegetarian food be made available to passengers like other usual days. The proposal for ‘Vegetarian Day’ was aimed as a mark of respect to “India’s most famous ambassador for vegetarianism”.