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Public Affairs Committee
Chairwoman
  • Mrs. Pinal Mazmudar, Chantilly , Virginia
  • Cell: 703-984-9075
  • Email: Contact@jaintempleva.org
  • Time: November 2015 Onwards
Committee Members
  1. Ashok Domadia
  2. Haresh Shah
  3. Gunvantbhai Shah
  4. Khushbu Vora
Initiative

Promote and awareness about Jainism by representing JAINA in Government organizations like White House, Capitol Hill, States , UN, JAIN and other religion organizations within USA or anywhere in world.

Beneficiaries

Jain, Non- Jain, Government and any human being interested In understanding Jainism and Jain Principals

Impact

This will allow JAINA to promote & represent Jainism worldwide on a bigger scale; mingle with Government, other community and religion

Accomplishment

2015:

Represented JAINA and Spread awareness about Jainism in White House with other religion during 2016 Christmas time by Chairwoman Mrs. Pinal Mazmudar

2016:

White House Visit by nearly 70 JAINA Executive, Directors, Dignitaries etc. and nearly 200 people perform Padmavti Poojan at Capitol Hill on October 7th 2017:

In the history of White House, it is for the first time a Jain Organization has been invited to have its function. JAINA is really overwhelmed and proud to be the first organization to create this history. First time in JAINA historynearly 70 people did Navkar, Uvassaghharam, Shatikaram, Moti Santi Recitations at White House and Padmavati Poojan, Ras Garba, JAINA and World religion leader’s participations at Capitol Hill. Mr. Zaki, Senior White House Director of Public Engagement welcomed everyone. Next Melissa Rogers, President’s Special Advisor, spoke of President Obama’s agenda of reaching out to members of all the minority religions and letting them know that the front door of the White House is open to members of every faith regardless their strength of numbers. Frist time at White House , Navkar was recited by Mrs. Pinal Mazmududar, Uvassaghharam by Narendrabhai Shah from Ahemedabad, Shatikaram by Sadhavi Sanghmitraji and Moti Santi by Sadhavi Sahejaji JAINA President Ashok Domadia briefed them on importance of Ahimsa as solutions to many modern day issues.

At the Capitol Hill event in the Rayburn building the mood was festive. 200 Jains from all over USA and Canada joined in a procession/ Varghodo in the Capitol Hill hallway singing and dancing. Padmavati Devi Poojan was conducted by Narendra Shah (Ahmedabad), Naresh Shah (NY) and Dr. Kirti Shah. Virginia State Senator Richard Black was the invited guest and he spoke admirably about India’s standing in the world under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Jain community he had come to know. JAINA presented a shawl and a Jain memento to Senator Black. There was a welcoming dance performance by a group of young girls from Jain Temple of Virginia. JAINA President Ashok Domadia gave a presentation on JAINA activities and Gunvant Shah, JAINA First VP, invited everyone to upcoming 2017 Convention to be held in New Jersey. Events concluded with a sumptuous Jain dinner.

Photos and Videos:

White house and Capitol Hill Visit Event Photos: https://jaintempleva.smugmug.com/2016/JAINA-JTVA-at-White-House-and/

Videos are hosted in the YouTube, below is the special playlist created for the event.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYpS5bTS2btlYtISuepneRfT0UKf0drIp

2017 Onwards Target

President Trump Administrations:

Will represent JAINA to President of United States - Trump, Congressman, Senators and other leaders in 2017 Diwali Celebrations

Visit to Pentagon Officials, FBI and Other Government Organizations to spread Jainism

White house Faith- based and Neighborhood Partnership

White House people really amazed by our religion base non-violence which is now utmost needed looking all around all violence hate among mankind and initiate world peace etc. during President Obama’s administrations. They offered us to participate and help in whatever way we can. This committee is helping present Government.

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