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JAINA RECOGNITION AWARDS


JAINA Awards Nominations were closed on March 29, 2015

Nominations are no longer being accepted.

 

We are very pleased to announce that, as done in past JAINA conventions, individuals living in North America (USA and Canada), who have contributed significantly to the promotion of Jainism and its principles, will be recognized during the 2015 JAINA Convention in Atlanta. The types of awards and the maximum number of awards for each category are given below:

 

 

JAINA Ratna Award: Maximum number of awards = 1
JAINA Recognition Awards for Adults: Maximum number of awards = 10
JAINA Recognition Awards for Youth: Maximum number of awards = 5

 

 

The Awards Committee consists of Dr. Nitin Shah - Chair, Dr. Mamta Shaha, Dr. Sulekh Jain, Mr. Shan Jain and Mr. Hemant Shah. For the first time we will have a separate subcommittee for Youth who will send their recommendations for Youth Awards to the Awards Committee. The members are Dr. Nitin Shah - Chair, Ms. Mili Shah, Mr. Chintav Shah, Ms. Krutika Jain and Mr. Akash Shah. Selection will be made based on accomplishment details provided on the attached Nomination Forms. The Awards Committee reserves the right to check the validity of accomplishment claims made.

The age requirement for Youth Recognition Awards is over 14 years and less than 30 years on July 4, 2015.  Minimum age requirement for Adult Recognition Awards is 30 years on July 4, 2015.  

Please note that:

  • Award nominations for Adult and Youth recognition must be received from Jain centers who are members of JAINA.  Jain centers can submit more nominations but a maximum of 3 adult nominees and 2 youth nominees will be selected for award from the same Jain Center.
  • A point system will be used for evaluation of nominations based on answers provided on the Nomination Form for various selection criteria questions.  Any category on the Nomination Form left blank will be treated as zero point. Hence, please provide answers to all questions on the Nomination Form.
  • Any supporting document attached with the Nomination Form should be legible and should be less than 3 pages for Adult and Youth Awards and less than 11 pages for JAINA Ratna Award.
  • In case multiple nominations are received for the same candidate, Committee reserves the right to choose which one to consider. 
  • Photographs of the JAINA award recipients will be published in the Convention Souvenir.  Please send electronically a passport size photograph of the nominee along with your nomination.  Do not forget to clearly identify full name of the person with the photograph.

You are welcome to nominate candidates by sending separate Nomination Form for each candidate by e-mail to AwardsCommittee@jaina.org before March 29, 2015.  Please send electronically a passport size photograph of the nominee along with your nomination. Nominations received after  the deadline will not be considered.  The selected candidates will be informed by e-mail before 15 May 2015.

For questions, please contact Dr. Nitin Shah by phone (562 244 9035), or by e-mail nitinshahmd@gmail.com. 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR JAINA RATNA AWARD

  1. Contribution of time and/or personal financial resources for JAINA
  2. Contribution of time and/or personal financial resources for local Jain Center
  3. Contribution of time and/or personal financial support for the community-at-large to fulfill the JAINA mission based upon a non-sectarian approach
  4. Publishing articles, lecturing, and teaching Jain principles; and displaying unselfish devotion for the advancement of Jainism
  5. Participation in interfaith activities
  6. Good-natured, honest, humble and a showing high level of personal character and integrity. Practitioner of major tenets of Jainism
  7. Up to top 10 personal achievements (not related to his/her business or profession)
  8. Contribution to Humanity Nationally and Internationally


SELECTION CRITERIA FOR JAINA ADULT RECOGNITION AWARDS

  1. Contribution of time and/or personal financial resources for JAINA, YJA and/or YJP
  2. Contribution of time and/or financial resources for local Jain Center
  3. Publishing articles, lecturing, and teaching Jain principles; displaying unselfish devotion for the advancement of Jainism
  4. Significant personal achievements (not related to his/her business or profession)
  5. Good natured, kind, honest, humble and possessing other good traits worth mentioning

 

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR JAINA YOUTH RECOGNITION AWARDS

  1. Contributions to YJA or YJP and/or JAINA
  2. Participation in youth activities at the local Jain Center
  3. Significant personal achievements (not related to his/her business or profession)
  4. Good natured, kind, honest and humble and possessing other good traits worth mentioning
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