Paul McCartney has written to ask Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare a national Vegetarian Day in the country.
McCartney urged Prime Minister Singh to introduce the meat-free day in order to celebrate compassion towards animals, reports the Press Association.
He Said in the letter that a Vegetarian Day "would be a celebration of life".
McCartney has been a vegetarian activist since the mid-1970s, when he and his then-wife Linda both gave up meat.
In 2003 it was estimated by the UN food agency that 42 per cent of India's 1.2 billion population were vegetarian.
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