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Message from President


Jai Jinendra!

I am pleased to announce that, JAINA has significantly increased digital presence in last few months. Now you can also keep in touch on social media platforms for Jain news, religious articles/videos and other updates. More details are given below.

Hope you and family enjoyed colorful Jain Digest. Next Jain Digest will focused on our youths.




Sincerely,
Ashok Domadia
JAINA President
Chairman - JAINA BOD



Quote of the Month

The unenlightened takes millions of lives to extirpate the effects of karma whereas a man possessing spiritual knowledge and discipline obliterates them in a single moment.

- Bhagwan Mahavir


JAINA Digital Presence

JAINA significantly increased its digital presence over different platforms as follows:

1. Website Revamped: The old content has been taken off and new content has been added for example various committees’ activities/updates are added, committee list



has been updated, religious articles(15+) and videos are added under ‘Religious Topics’ tab. Visit www.jaina.org to know more.
2. JAINA HQ Mails: Each mail from members is being responded and all contact forms are getting approved.
3. Bi-weekly Newsletter: Viewership of e-newsletter has gone up steadily. 7000 people reading our newsletter(60% click through rate).
4.Social Media: JAINA now has strong presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and You Tube(350+ videos). Now you can stay in touch with us on social media by simply visiting below links and clicking on 'Like' or 'Follow' buttons.

 
 


Jain Story: Mahamantri Abhaykumar

The message of Bhagwan Mahavir had spread far and wide and the impact was felt by the common people as well as the kings and the emperors. One of the chief devotees of Bhagwan Mahavir was Shrenik Bimbisar, the king of Magadh. His son Abhaykumar was also Mahavir’s chief devotee and there are historical references about him in the records of the

Swetambara and Digambara tradition, and also in the ancient Buddhist Majjhima Nikaya. It is also believed that Abhaykumar had once met and honoured Gautam Buddha. This reflects his reverence for other religions.

 

Center Spotlight: Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington & Jain Center of Minnesota

Jain Society of Metropolitan Washington had recently organized a very pleasant, joyous, and successful Social Event 2016 at the Clarion Inn Hotel in College Park, MD. The event was organized by enthusiastic women of the center and had received very positive and overwhelming response.




Jain Center of Minnesota celebrated Mahavir Jayanti on April 10th which was attended by more than 150 members. Event started with recital of Navkar Mantra followed by Cultural activities like Stuti recitation, Stavan, Musical Skits and Dances. Event concluded with Aarti, Mangal Divo followed by Swamivatsalaya (Lunch). Center had also organized ‘Fun and Learn Event’ on Feb 20 2016.


 

Jain Digest Committee Looking for “Young Jain” Authors

The theme of the upcoming August 2016 issue of Jain Digest is “Young Jains”. Therefore, Jain Digest committee is looking for young Jain authors who are interested to share their



experiences on topics like Growing up in North America as a Jain, Learning about Jainism, Practicing Jain Principles at college or work and Jain Entrepreneurs. The deadline to submit your entry is May 23, 2016. Your entry will be reviewed by the Jain Digest Editorial Team and you will be notified by May 31st if your entry is selected for publication. Details are given in link.

 


Jain Youth Exchange Program - USA to India - Application due on 15th May 2016!

Thank you to those, who have already applied for the Jain Youth Exchange Program (JYEP).

Those who hasn't applied yet, if you are in college or know any college student, here's a wonderful opportunity!

Application deadline for the Jain Youth Exchange Program: May 15th, 2016 (Sunday). If you have not yet read about this unique 3 week opportunity in India, to meet leaders in the areas of business and innovation, as well as fellow Jain youth across Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and New Delhi, please go to:http://www.jaina.org/?page=JYEP

 

Crossword Puzzle


Across:
3) The number of dreams that his mother has in one night before Mahavira was born
7) The name of Mahavir's father It is a great pleasure to announce that the

Down:
1) Mahavira was the last ________ which means teachers who make a ford
2) The name of Mahavira's mother
4) Mahavira achieved liberation or _______ in 527 BC
5) The modern state of India where Mahavira was born
6) His family followed the teachings
of ________



To get the answer please visit website http://www.jaina.org/?Crossword_Puzzle_1


YJA Convention 2016 – Agents Of Change

There are less than 30 spots remaining to be filled for the 2016 YJA Convention. While high school and JNF spots have sold out, the remaining spots are still open for college-aged (18-21) individuals.

YJA is thankful to everyone who has donated to their convention efforts. The follow page shows an updated list of all donors:https://convention.yja.org/sponsors. For those who would like to learn more about donor recognition levels, they should visit the following page:
https://convention.yja.org/sponsorship




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