Päthashälä Books Distribution (USA and Other countries)
Hemant Parikh (Amrut Printers)
Päthashälä Books Distribution (India) and print support
Päthashälä Teacher’s Yahoo Groups
Ketan Shah-Shri Mahävir Jain Ärädhanä Kendra
Technical support , Unicode Data Entry
Sudesh Shah (Arihant Graphics)
Unicode Data Entry and Book layout Support
Saket Singhi (JVS Technology Ltd)
Projects/Activities Undertaken in Past 5 years – Please provide project Description, Deliverable & Duration (year
1.Prepare and publish 6 Pathshala books of Lavel1, Level 2, and Level 4
Students.Jain Activity Book JES
101,Basics of Jainism JES102,
Jain Skit Book JES 104, Jain Story Book JES 202, First Step to Jainism JES 203,
Jain Philosophy and Practice II JES 401.
2.Prepared / revised four reference books - Jainism JES 901, World
Religion Book JES911, Book of Compassion JES 921, English Pratikraman Book 931.
3.Compiled Jain Academic bowl’s 700 Q and A
4.Established Pathshala teachers’ Yahoo Group.
5.Launched Jain eLibrary project with cooperation from Mahavir Aradhana
Kendra, Prachya Vidyapitha, Jain Education International.eLibrary website developed and compiled
more than 2000 ebooks on website.
New Project Plans(List Specific Deliverable or Objective):
1.Jain Ritual Book - Samayik,
Chaitya Vandan, Puja, and Stavan Book
2.Jain Prayer Book
3.Pratikraman ritual of various sects in mp3.
Revision of Pathshala books
What Resources Are Requested from JAINA? Please
list specifics below for consideration by the JAINA EC:
1.Committee generates its own
resources and handles only those projects for which it generates resources.
Committee’s Activity Report (Circle the answers or enter your comments below each)
How active is your committee?very active/active/dormant/not
How often does the committee meet? Constant
communication occurs via e-mail and some time conference call. Monthly/Quarterly/Semi-annually/Annually
How does the Committee meet?eMail and Conference Call
- In person at common location/teleconference/Both
Committee member responsible for
email/web content is __Pravin K. Shah, Rajendra Mehta for Yahoo Group,
Virendra Shah for Book distribution.
How active are your current Committee
members? Some are very active some are just active. very active/active/not
How many committee members under 40 years age are
active in your committee? _2___
Committee Succession Plan:
What is your Committee's Chair Person and Committee member succession plan?So far I have not found any person
willing to handle entire task.
Would you like new (younger) Committee volunteers referred to your Committee?
Yes / No - Most welcome
Frequency of Outreach/Public Awareness by Committee:
Please state how
often and by what means do you reach out to:
Jains____ Activity Reports and eMail
contribute articles regularly to Jain Digest? ________ Occasionally
Please list the support
you need from JAINA/other Committees – Try and be as specific as possible and
indicate the time horizon for each of your need(s).
1.Books Printing and
spend more than 15 hours every week to manage Pathshala education book
distribution activities.We have
three book distribution centers and it is very difficult to know of inventory
at various distribution centers.Also it is very cumbersome to manage each Jain centers Pathshala
account.Since we sell the books
on a cost basis, generally we recover about 75% of the funds that we spend to
print and distribution of books.Also we give books to academicians and scholars free of charge.The deficit balance is received through
contribution.If any one has any
idea to improve the system please let me know (without increasing the price of