Vegan Mountaineer Kuntal Joisher names his daughter Rewa

Meet India’s youngest vegan baby girl born on 24 November 2019.  

Kuntal and Dipti Joisher’s daughter has been named Rewa after a naming ceremony on 4 December 2019. She was born after a full vegan pregnancy at Ashwini Hospital at Ghatkopar East, Mumbai.

The excited father messaged, ” Narmada, one of the holiest rivers of India, flows through the center of India through the states of Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat, making the land fertile and creating a thriving civilization before merging with the Arabian sea. Narmada also known as Rewa, is the lifeline of states of MP and Gujarat. It’s also one of the oldest rivers in India formed during the times when dinosaurs walked this planet. In ancient mythology its meaning is mother and the giver of peace. ”

He continued, ” We decided to name our daughter Rewa for two reasons:

1) To honor where our ancestors come from i.e. the state of Gujarat
2) To have a name that signifies the nature, outdoors, wilderness.. and to have a strong connection to the mountains as rivers and mountains are inseparable entities!”

Rewa with Kuntal, moments after she was born.

Introducing Rewa Joisher!

Kuntal Joisher is the first vegan mountaineer in the world to climb Everest twice, first on 19 May 2016 from the South Side (Nepal) and again on 23 May 2019 from the North Side (China).


Compassion India Magazine

Compassion India Magazine

Compassion India is India’s official first ever vegan print publication. It aims is to bring the vegan community closer and create awareness about the ethical and health advantages of following this lifestyle. The magazine was launched on 1t November 2019, which was World Vegan Day.

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