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JAINA Executive Committee 2013-15 | JAINA Executive Committee 2011-13

Dr. Mamta Shaha 

VP Northeast Region (States: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI)

   "Build 24-hour JAINA Mangalam Channel to promote Non Sectarian Jain Education to all through TV and Cyber media. Work towards connecting Jain Centers with JAINA esp. small Centers. Work towards increasing women participation in JAINA"



Education: M. S. Ophthalmology, Bombay University, India 
MD Pediatrics USA

Occupation: Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, NYU medical Center, NY
Practicing Pediatrician (Part Time).

Member Association: Jain Center of America, NY 


  • Try to be a better person everyday spiritually, ethically and professionally by following Jain values.
  • Work hard to make my mission statement come true.



  • Working with JAINA or more than 15 years.
  • Chairman of the Media Production Committee of JAINA. I produce and direct Jain TV Show “MANGALAM” which airs every Saturday on Sahara One Channel.
  • With more than 154 episodes to date, the show has been on air for last 7 years and has been watched in over 53 countries on internet. 
  • I have been Director of JAINA from NY Jain Center twice, in 2003-2005 and 2015-2017.
  • I have served on various committees including Public Affairs committee, Patron Membership committee, and veyavaccha committee & twice on Awards committee.
  • A regular donor and speaker for JAINA and YJA conventions.
  • Worked with International school for Jain Studies (ISSJS) for organizing a 2day work shop on “Women Empowerment” at Claremont Lincoln University in LA, in August 2013 and represented JAINA at the International Women’s Peace Group in South Korea in 2014.
  • A regular speaker at the interfaith gatherings

Jain Center of New York

  • I am a life member and a regular donor of the Jain center of NY.
  • I have served on PR committee at Temple Pratishtha in 2005 and Ashtapad pratishtha 2010.
  • I worked closely with YJA at JCA in its early formative years and organized very first 2day youth camp at Siddhachalam.
  • I presented a play on life of Bhagwan Mahaveer Swami at the 2600 birth celebration (Mahaveer Jayanti) at NY JAIN Center with Pathshala Kids.
  • I Regularly work with Young Jains through “Mangalam Show”

Other Ventures

  • I am currently a member of the Adult Education Advisory Board of great Neck, NY and a member of the civic society of Village of Kings point, NY.
  • I have served Gujarati Samaj Of NY and Vegetarian vision of Long Island at the executive level.
  • I have served on the research committee of American Academy of Pediatrics, and School health committee of the Great neck School District.
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