JAINA Election 2011 - Highly Talented Pool of Candidates - Profiles
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Posted by: JAINA
JAINA has a highly talented pool of candidates for Executive Committee 2011-2013 election. Each JAINA member center has 1, 2 or 3 Directors (approximately 110 total in North America) who will cast their vote for the positions of:
- Vice President
- First Vice President
- Vice President, West USA
- Vice President, Southeast USA
- Vice President, Northeast, USA
- Vice President, Midwest USA
- Vice President, Mideast USA
- Vice President, Canada
The ballots will be opened and counted during the Board of Directors meeting to be held on July 1, 2011 at 1 PM during JAINA Convention in Houston, TX.
See the biographical sketches of the candidates below.
Name: Sushil Jain, CAPT, US Navy-Ret
Education: B. Sc.,
OD, MS, FAAO (All in USA)
Physician, former Consultant to the White House & the U.S. Capitol. Assistant
Professor & Private Practice.
Member Association: Jain
Society of Metro Washington, DC
Statement: During my tenure I like to focus on
LIVE & HELP LIVE. With help of EC & Board of Directors we will accomplish
effective use of knowledge & Experience to enhance & support the
quality of our current operations by making JAINA financially strong &
knowledge with our member and partner organizations to accomplish common goals
& objectives by making JAINA a Global organization.
Helping member organizations enhance
their capacity to generate, access and use knowledge & experience from all
sources thereby, Make JAINA the #1 service organization to the Jain
First VP & Convener, JAINA convener 2011– inspiring hundreds of volunteers
to insure success resulting in over all ahead of schedule progress, one Grand
Sangh Pati, three Sangh Pati & many grand sponsors. Many new initiatives in
progress including promoting vegan education & food.
Key person - Passing of Law – HR 5202 Plant based Healthy School lunch program
partner with PCRM.
in inclusion of Tirthankar Mahavir Nirvan Divas in President Obama’s speech.
Legislative conference on Non-violence in Partnership with AJC & NAACP.
& Led Medical Mission in partnership with Sean Penn’s Organization to
assist in Haiti.
Secretary 2003-05, 2007-09
Public Affairs Council 1999-2008.
17 UN ambassadors to gain NGO status
2007 JAINA Convention Board.
Member - Interfaith Conference of DC Represented JAINA at The White House
conference on "Faith-Based & Community Initiatives” as well as "Caring for
ill and Dying.
President 2005-2008 – Leading teams of volunteers to manage activities of Jain
Temple. Previously served as Joint-Secretary, and Youth Coordinator in the JSMW
for 15 years.
& Hindu representative to Dept. of Defense to develop Faith based meals for
use in operational environment.
in 18 eye camp missions (10 days each) around the globe for over 65000 patients.
Name: Pravin K Shah
Education: MS Elect. Eng.
Occupation: Engineer; retired from IBM after 34 Years of service (2002)
Member Association: Jain Study Center of North Carolina,
Awards: Awards: JAINA Ratna Award - 1999 (JAINA's
highest award); Award of Excellence (Promotion of Ahimsa), Bharatiya Vidya
Bhavan, New York; YJA Leadership Award for Distinguished Services; Promotion of
Jainism Awards from Jain Center of Greater Boston, Chicago, and the
International Jain Sangh.
Organizational: (1) JAINA Board of Directors since 1986;
Regional Vice-President of JAINA 2003-2005; Advisor - YJA and YJP
Committees. (2) Chairperson of JAINA
Education Committee since 2001 and member since its beginning; (3) Founding member (1979) of Jain Study
Center of North Carolina and president
for eight years; (4) Member of Advisory
Council of the Pluralism Project, Harvard University since 1995; (5) Board
Member of Interfaith Alliance of Wake County, North Carolina 2002;
Have prepared, published, and distributed Jain Päthashälä education material,
including 12 books from elementary to college level. These books are used by
3500 Päthashälä students of North America as well as by Päthashäläs in the
United Kingdom, Africa, Dubai, Singapore, and India. (2) Have presented and published more than 50
papers on various aspects of Jainism, comparative religion, non-violence, ecology,
and the environment at various conventions and seminars.
(1) Management experience with
IBM - nine years; (2) President of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
- eight Years; (3) JAINA Education Committee – involves managing
approximately 20 volunteers to prepare, edit, print, and distribute Päthashälä
educational materials; (4) Fund raising for JAINA Education Committee
($25,000 raised every year to support educational activities); (5)
Päthashälä Teachers Yahoo group (more than 400 teachers are members);
I am a
self-motivated and result-oriented person with a strong desire to continue my
work for the Jain community. Over the years, I have developed a broad network
of with Jain organizations, ascetics, scholars, youth, and community leaders
from all over the world and from all sects of Jainism. As a result of my 34
years at IBM and my past work with JAINA, I have the necessary administrative,
management and leadership skills. I am retired, and can and will commit to
devote all my energy to serving JAINA and leading the organization to its next
phase of growth and responsibility.
Position: First Vice President
Name: Prem Jain
Education: B.E. (Hons) BITS Pilani, MS (EE/CS) UCD 1976
Occupation: Engineering (executive management)
Senior VP at Cisco Systems Inc (currently senior advisor to
John Chambers (CEO Cisco), prior to
current position was SVP Server Access & virtualization group ( founder,
CDO and CFO of Nuova Systems, acquired by Cisco 2008 ), SVP of Routing
Technology Group until 2005 (managed
6B dollar Service Provider
business for Cisco, managed 5000+ people),
Joined Cisco in 1993 when Cisco acquired Crescendo Communications (founder of
Member Association: Jain Center of Northern California
Make JAINA a
Make JAINA financially
Make JAINA the #1
service organization to the Jain community in North America
Founding member of JAINA 1981
Convener, Sixth biennial JAINA Convention 1991 and
Chairperson of Program Committee
JAINA Regional VP from West 1989-1991
Patron member of JAINA
JAINA Director & Director at Large multiple terms
Over the years served on Various Committees to name a few:
JAINA convention 2005 (Program committee)
JAINA convention 2007 (Program committee advisor)
JAINA convention 2011 (Program committee advisor)
Member of LRP committee multiple terms (2005-current)
Member of JAINA Election Committee (multiple terms)
JAINA Constitution Committee member (multiple terms)
Chairperson. Advisor Council to JAINA president 1995
Created JAINA 25thth anniversary video
Created a video of blessing from Acharyas of all
traditions for JAINA convention 2005
Co-chaired with Dr. Dipak Jain multiple conferences
for JAINA leadership at Kellogg School of Management
JAIN Digest executive advisory board (1989-1991)
Speaking engagements at many YJA/YJI/YJP/JAINA conventions
Jain Centre of Northern California (JCNC)
Founding member of Jain Centre
Started pathsala at JCNC,
JAINA Recognition Award (1993 and 1997)
JCNC Outstanding Service Award (1998)
YJA Distinguished Service Award (2002)
Chairperson of JCNC 10th anniversary celebration 2010
JCNC Board of Directors & Chairman of the JCNC board (multiple
Other Social Activities
Founding advisory board member of The Ahimsa Center, California
State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Board member, Bhagawan
Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies at Florida International
Founding Director for YJI (Young JAINS of India)
Position: First Vice President
Position: First Vice President
Name: Dilip Punatar
Education: MS, BS (ALL in
Occupation: Program Manager
Member Association: Jain Center of Cincinnati/Dayton, Ohio
My Objectives are :
strengthen JAINA by providing services and key products to Jain Centers in
create a model for JAINA convention, increase participation and strengthen
revive JIAIN DIGEST for timely communication with the community.
JAINA and Jain Centers:
2009-Present, Secretary-JAINA, Board of
director, Jain center of Cincinnati Dayton.
2007-2009 – Convention Board Member 15th Biennial JAINA Convention
Anaheim. Editor-Jain Digest, winter 2009, Vice President JAINA Midwest Region,
Board of Director Jain Center of Cincinnati Dayton.
2005-2007 - Co-Convener, 14th
Biennial JAINA Convention 2007, Edison, NJ. , JAINA Director, Jain Center of
2003 - 2005 - Convention Board Member, 13th
Biennial JAINA Convention, Santa Clara, San Fransisco.
2001-2003 - Co-Convener, Chairman - Program Committee,
12th Biennial JAINA Convention, Cincinnati, OH.
1999 - President, Jain Center of
Temple Committee member to build temples in
Chicago and Cincinnati Drayton.
1998- Distinguished Service Award in recognition
of Exceptional Leadership and Devoted Service to The Jain Society of
Donated $10,000 worth of surgical supplies to JAINA, Bidada Medical Camp
in Kutch, India.
Ahimsa Day celebration in North America.
Fund raising/services: March of Dimes, Day of
Caring Breakfast for Homeless, Cancer Research and Treatment, Served vegetarian
Food in soup kitchen.
Life Membership : Jain Center of Cincinnati
Dayton, Jain Society of Metropolitan. Chicago, India Club of Dayton, Umang
Gujarati Samaj Dayton.
Mentored Youth for JAINA convention, Jain
Centers, JNF, YJA/YJP and the Air Force
Education: M.S USA
Occupation: Manufacturing Manager,
Member Association: Jain Center of
Northern California, CA
JAINA and Jain Center Achievements:
guidelines for charitable donations in collaboration with Jaina EC
implemented an imprompt fundraising at last convention to raise $22.000.
the novel concept of a Gobal Jain Milan to connect Jains from around the world.
Outreach is an important part of JAINA’s future. I have the knowledge and
experience to interconnect Jain community in places such as Europe and Africa
JAINA Convention planning/execution for past 8 years by serving as a
Registration and Programming Chairman at four conventions. Enhanced
communication and collaboration among volunteers from various Jain centers.
and implemented Jain Center of Northern California (JCNC) Religious policies in
2001, which are being used to date. Elected to JCNC BOD in 2003 and 2010.
As a founder
and chairman of JAINA Campus Outreach Committee, I initiated a program to link
Jain students in college with local Jain community, Program is implemented in
over 10 college campuses.
in arranging 2011 Jain Milan in San Francisco so that Jain youths can interact
to find life partner.
novel semi-conductor technology. Routinely lead effective global meeting to
increase contact between all team members, boosting overall productivity.
managing Real Estate portfolio of over $10 million.
The world is
adopting many aspects of Jain dharma,
which we as Jains have been practicing for over 2600 years. As the global
community discovers the value of Jainism, JAINA has the unique opportunity to
lead in this revolution for ecological awareness, animal rights, non-violence,
and vegetarianism/veganism. As JAINA
Secretary, I will facilitate and lead this emerging Jain movement.
My goal as
JAINA Secretary is also to bring JAINA closer to local Jain Centres by
improving communication, arranging joint projects, and driving initiatives of
local centres at a national level. My role as JAINA Secretary will leverage my
vast knowledge and experience at both local and national levels to further
shape JAINA’s vision, strategy and execution.
Name: Gunvant Shah
Education: M.S. (Chicago), M.Sc. (India), LUTCF.
Occupation: Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers Univ. Motel
Business owner. Real Estate Developer and Investor.
Member Association: Jain Center of New Jersey, Essex Fells, NJ.
§ 2005-07, 2009-11: JAINA Regional VP, EC member. Helped JAINA 2007 Convention Board find facilities in NJ. JAINA Director from Jain Center of NJ (JCNJ) since 2003.
§ 2006-11 Chairman, Jain Milan: Initiated and organized five annual Matrimonial 3-day Conventions in CA, NJ, TX and NY for more than 600 Jain youth. Paired at least 50 couples. Managed approx. $100K.
§ 1980-2008: EC member of JCNJ; Served as Treasurer, Secretary, VP and under various subcommittees. Managed accounting of $3 million of funds for a number of years. Organized $5 million fund raising for Temple.
§ 1982-2011: Served as EC member, Treasurer, Secretary and PR for a largest Indian Cultural Organization in Central NJ. Managed accounting of net assets of over $300K and income–expense of over $500K per/year.
§ JAINA, Chairman, Senior Housing Committee: Lead project to find site for Senior Housing Project in FL and other states.
§ Member: Public Affairs Council and Campus Outreach Program.
§ 1990-2011: Founding President: Jain Batrishi Sangh of USA.
§ Organized Chaitra Paripathis for JCNJ for over 20 years.
§ As a R.E. Agent, helped JCNJ find a large Temple Site and served as a member of fund raising and Construction committees.
§ Organized 4 Fund Raising events for NJ Assemblyman Mr Chivukula.
§ 1980-87: Initiated and organized Jain Bhavana Group, Pathashala and Gujarati Language classes at my house.
§ 1995-05: Member of MATRI: Help Indian youth find life partner.
§ Make JAINA financially strong without cutting programs. Help JAINA Fund Raising activities. Have Quarterly Reports available.
§ Organize Jain Milan every year to help Jain youth find Jain life partner.
§ Establish College Scholarship program for Jain students.
§ Introduce Senior Activities in all Jain Centers.
IIT (Chicago) and Gujarat Univ. (India)
Business Accounting, College of Lake County, IL
Business Management, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison Member
Association: Jain Center of Metro Chicago
contribute to the goals of JAINA by:
Providing strategic and financial planning.
· Creating a
financial plan and ensuring periodic monitoring.
structured reporting with an accounting oversight
accounting processes based on good accounting principles.
financially viability to strengthen the JAINA platform.
2011 to 2012 JAINA Director.
2011 JAINA Convention Board Member – Marketing &public Relations
2009 to 2011 Member of JAINA LRP
2008 and 2010 Speaker and Moderator at YJA and JAINA Conventions
2008 and 2009 Chairman of Board and Trustee of Jain Society of
Metropolitan Chicago (JSMC)
1996 to 2003 Chief Election Judge for JSMC Elections
1991 to 1998 Secretary, Treasurer, and VP of JSG
1996 to 2011 Founder and CEO of Protocol Link,
1991 to 1998 VP of PDA
1987 to 2011 CFO and Trustee of IMD Trust
JAINA Convention Board Member – Early drive of
2,400 registrations, $240K in registration revenue and $255K in sponsorship
JAINA LRP – Presented at LRP Conferences –
Kellogg, Siddhachalam, WashingtonDC.
JSMC Chairman of Board and Trustee – Chicago’s
Jain Center became substantially debt-free from a liability of $6.5 MM. Managed budget of $850K/year and $5.8MM in
CFO and Trustee of IMD Trust – Collected and
disbursed $1.5MM in donations. Raised
$30,000 for earthquake relief drive; executed on ground ZERO in India.
Founder, CEO, CFO of Protocol Link – Manages
annual budget of $6-8MM for 630+ projects in 23 countries.
President, West USA
Rajendra K Dhami,
Education: Bachelors Degree in Mech.
Engg & Masters degree in Industrial Engg & Management
Member Association: Jain Center of Southern California,
30+ years with Toyota Motor Sales USA as
National Operations Manager.
JCSC Building committee for the Phase I&II
JCSC BoD member from 2002 thru 2006
JCSC BoD member currently from 2010 thru 2014.
Jaina BoD member since 2009
BoD member for Annekant Community Center since
Past BoD member for Indo American Senior
Heritage Organisation in LA.
BoD member for Pratham - LA
Position: Vice President, Southeast USA
Education: Physician M.D., Board Certified Anesthesiology
Occupation: Associate Professor in Anesthesiology and
Association: Jain Center of
S. Florida, FL
Practical use of ANEKANTVAD:Bridging the gap between
Communication with different centers to learn
various approaches to the common problems at regional jain centers and
improving the outlook and visiting some centers. -2010.
Participate in Jain Digest and E-Flash Editing team
Health: participate in community health related
program as first generation reaches to retirement age.
Use Education model to inspire and motivate young
ones to keep our heritage.
Participation in JAINA:
Participated in Palitana Medical camp-2009.
and participating in health track program as a part of the convention team
JAlNA convention 2011.
· Visited some Florida Jain Centers,
gave a talk at Jain Center of Tempa "Preserving Jain heritage in S.
· Active participation in Jain Digest
and E-Flash Editing Team 2009-2011.
· JAlNA Meeting: Attended most of the
direct and Teleconferences. L.A., Siddhachalam, Houstonx2 2009-2011 Good Team
JAlN CENTER OF SOUTH FLORIDA (JCSF)
· As a President of JCSF 2007-2009:
Actively involved in building Jain center, Shilanyas etc ... Planning for
Pratistha. 2009 April Pratistha was performed.
· 2010,2011 -Tampa and Orlando sangh
visited our place for a Chaitya Paripati.
· Land was bought during my past
presidency of 1997 and Bhumi pujan was performed. Good fund raising was
obtained. Due to the change in the law, the land was sold.
· New trend in pratikraman: from 2007,
while respecting others faith and learning from that we perform pratikraman for
2 days for all faiths.
· Education: Organizing Shibir for
Children and adults, I have given power point presentation on Namo Ayariyanam,
Jambuswamy, Penance, and Scientific and meditation way of Namokar Mantra,
Rishabhdev and Simandhar Swamy, Preserving Jain Heritage in South India. Help
children to participate in Interfaith program .-2009-2011.
· J.C. S.F.: Vice Chair Board of
Director and trustee JCSF -2011Secretary and Trustee-2010
· Executive Committee Vice president
JCSF 2009 .President JCSF - 2007-2008,1997-1999
· JAINA Director : 1996-to present
· Teaching Special Children : as a
volunteer in elementary and middle school- 1994-2004
· Indian Religious Cultural Center -Vice
Presidentl985, President -1986,Chairman 1987
· Active Participation South Florida
Hindu Temple 1986-1992
· Participating in Medical Camp-Mt.
· Associate Professor in
anesthesiology/Ob.Gyn-1988 to Present
· Medical director of Post anesthesia
Care Unit : 1989-2006
· Assistant Professor anesthesiology
· Critical care and trauma attending at
Uni. Of Maryland Hospital, 1979-1981
research: Published on Neuromuscular blocks, pulmonary edema and many Recovery
rooms related subjects
Vice President, Southwest
Udai C. Jain
Occupation: Business wholesale and Importer of Diamonds
Member Association: Jain Society of Houston, TX
JAINA VP of Southwest
Co-Convenor of 2011 convention.
Maha-Sampathi of 2011
of Patron Committee of JAINA
Chairperson for 2005 JAINA convention fund raising committee
Trustee Jain Society of Houston 1990 to
Chairman of the Fund Raising, Pritistha, and Constitution of Jain Society of
Houston, TX Committee.
Served Indian Cultural
Center of Houston as Director.
Position: Vice President, Northeast
Name: Yogendra Jain
Education: BS Engg.; M.S., MBA
Association: Jain Center of Greater Boston, MA
Jain is a technologist, serial entrepreneur, and a passionate practitioner and
promoter of Jain Way of Life.He started his career at MIT Lincoln Labs and
Texas Instruments before founding and operating several successful companies.
He holds a B.S. from Boston University, an M.S. degree in electrical
engineering from Rice University, and an M.B.A. from Babson College. Yogendra
grew up in the Boston area for most of his life while observing and
participating in the inception and growth of one of the leading Jain Centers in
His accomplishments include:
- Co-founders of JCGB Pathshala and
developed the earliest English course material
- Coordinated the first Jain Teacher’s
Conference in Boston (80 attendees)
- Member of JCGB Executive Committee
- Elected as JAINA Director for second
- Pathshala teacher for over 25 years;
currently teaching Level 5B
- JAINA Vice President/North East – Led
multiple projects including www.jaina.org.
2011 JAINA Convention "Innovative Poster Project”, newsletter, Director’s selection guidelines
and Leadership Conference in Siddhachalam.
- Chairman - JAINA Long Range Planning -
One of the most active JAINA committees and delivered JAINA Vision/Mission and
proposal for strengthening JAINA’s foundation.
- Co-developer of www.jainlink.org (1000
signed members and 4000 others)
- Coordinated and presented at Jain Leadership Conferences in multiple cities
- Coordinated and presented at three Jain Kellogg’s Leadership and Strategy Sessions
- Author of Jain Way of Life book (www.jwol.org) –
over 2000 in circulation
- Presented and led multiple teams to JAINA/YJA with "out of the box”
groundbreaking projects, including Tattvarth
Sutra: Ancient Scriptures Come Alive, Comparative Religion, Essence of Jainism, Rebranding and Repackaging Jainism, Discovery of the Soul, Strengthening of Faith, and Measuring JWOL Progress.
- Branding of the "Elevator Speech” (simple way to explain Jainism)
- Presented Tattvarth Sutra:
Ancient Scriptures Come Alive at Harvard University
- Presented in India at YJA and other multiple forums
President, Midwest USA
MS & Ph.D (Ind. Eng.); Univ of Michigan Business School Executive Program
Executive Director of a Manufacturing Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI
Jain Society of Greater Detroit
am settled in Ann Arbor, MI with my wife and two sons. I have
lived/schooled in East Africa, India, Singapore and USA. I have volunteered
with Jain Society of Greater Detroit (JAINA Director since 2005),
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North (President 1998-99) and American Red
Cross Board (2001-07). In the next
term, I am committed to (A) Promoting Jain Way of Life to mainstream
Americans, (B) Addressing challenges facing aging Jains, (C) Strengthening
local Centers, JAINA Director engagement thru’ strategic planning training;
and (D) Preparing next generation Jains to address societal,
moral and ethical dilemmas.
VP experience comprises educational, social and humanitarian activities:
Organized 3 teleconferences of Midwest Directors; Attended
Pratishtha of Cleveland Jain Temple (2010);
Organized visits by JAINA President (2010) and First VP
(2011) to Detroit Jain Society;
Chairman of 2009 and 2011 Jain Diaspora Conferences at JAINA
Conventions – perform outreach to Jain leaders in 36 countries;
4. Attended 100% JAINA EC
Meetings, and 2 Kellogg Long Range Planning Workshops;
JAINA Congressional Visit (October 2009) to Washington
Represented JAINA in 2007-2011at Annual Jaina Studies
Workshops at University of London – published event highlights;
Member, Governing Council of International School for
Initiated discussion with Girl Scouts of America to
introduce a Jain Badge.
Pathshala Teacher for high school students at Detroit Jain
Study Class 1999-2010, and Jain
Center of Cincinnati-Dayton in 1985-88.
Vice President, Midwest USA
Education: Masters in Information Management
Occupation: Business Leader / Director, MasterCard
Member Association:Jain Center of Greater
JAINA Director from St. Louis and mentor.
Jain Center of
Greater St. Louis
Served as President from 2006-2008
Serving in the EC committee (Secretary and
others) for the past 4-5 years
Hosted numerous events for the Jain Center, as
well as have been honored to host several Jain dignitaries who visit St. Louis.
BalVihar of St. Louis, Center of Indian
Core team member of the fund raising event in 2009-1010.
The team raised $250,000 to fund a new facility for the local BalVihar
Over 25 years of professional experience in the IT
industry with the last 14 years in the financial sector.
University of St. Louis
Mentor for the Engineering School, providing them
guidance on real world work place situations to help them prepare for the job
Junior Achievement of St. Louis
JA-in-a-Day program that teaches finance to children of
middle and high school, have participated in this program for the last 4 years.
The basic principles of the Jain religion have provided
me the strength, tolerance and guidance towards positively impacting lives of
people around me. I firmly believe that the local Jain Centers, Jain Temples
and JAINA play a very critical role in sustaining the values and principles of
the Jain religion. Fund raising is an important activity for all non-profit
organizations. My Financial Services & BalVihar experience I can support
JAINA’s fund raising events. With my IT experience I can help JAINA with
technology directions including reaching out to our youth with the various
Position: Vice President, Mideast USA
Master of Arts (Gujarati and Hindi), India
Master of Education, India
Master of Science in
Learning Disability, USA
Retired from NJ Schools and education in 2006 (after 40 years)
President - Hansa Inc.
VP - Shah Group Investments,
Member Association: Samarpan Jain Sangh, Inc.
- Vice President of JAINA convention 1999
Philadelphia, PA, One of the largely attended and very successful
- Vice President of
Samarpan Jain Sangh, Inc. PA
- Jaina’s director since 1999 from Samarpan Jain Sangh, Inc. PA.
- Cheery hill Jain Sangh, Inc. NJ - in past took active part as
committee member and represented
- 1971 to 1981 took active part in Jain society of
Chicago in growing years.
- Trustee and Founding member of Gujarati Samaj of
- Past President of Delaware Business and
Professional Woman’s Association 1988-1989
- Vice President of principal advisory
committee-Brandywine High School 1989-1992
positions at Glassboro Education Association.
Year Book Advisor
- more than 10 years in USA and also in India.
Use different media
and methods to promote Indian Culture in
USA among different groups and
Editor of "Form”
Published by Akhil Hind Mahila Parishad.
Position: Vice President, Mideast USA
Member Association: The Jain Sangh Of Cherry Hill. NJ
JAIN SANGH: Vice
President at The Jain Sangh, of Cherry Hill. Successfully worked with kitchen
committee to serve over 50,000 meals in last Five years. Successfully Organised
and managed Five Chaitya Paripati Trips.
Director Since 2005. Attended 1999, 2005, 2007, 2009, Jaina Conventions and
2010 YJA Convention. During 2007 Jaina Convention Successfully Manged
Volunteers, and as a special assistant to the convener, coordinated the workds
of Food Committee, Facility Team , Programming Committee, Registration and
Transportation Committee. On behalf of Cherry Hill Sangh, Actively involved
with Souvenier Committee. Supported, Participated and Donated in Various Jaina
Jaina Campus Outreach Committee, In touch with Campus students since 2007.
Involve Campus students in temple activities. Bringing students from campus to
temple every weekend. Help campus based Jain activities like lectures, seminars
or discourses by our visiting scholars or enabling Mahavir Jayanti celebration
YJA Convention: Strong supporter and Volunteer of 2010 YJA Convention Hosted by The
Jain Sangh of Cherry Hill.
Owned Retail Businesses and Successfully managed them for over 26 years with
turnover of over $ 8 Million annually.
see ever-increasing need for Jain Centers in any given region to interact with
each other – increased communication and sharing programs, best practices and
resources. JAINA can be a catalyst for this kind of initiatives.
Goal : I
would like to make JAINA a service organization and help JAINA become true
representative of member Jain centers.