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Episode 152

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Weekly Broadcast Schedule - Worldwide
CanadaRogers CableChannel 580Every Saturday at 9:30 AM
EuropeWorld TVChannel 5Every Sunday at 9:00 AM
IndiaParas Jain TV Channel (Free)-Every Sunday at 2:20 PM
UK & IrelandSky Digital (Free)Channel 817Every Sunday at 9:00 AM
United StatesDish NetworkChannel 702Every Saturday at 9:00 AM &
Every Tuesday at 11:00 AM
Also available at www.mangalamshow.com
* all times are in Local TimeZone

Committee Name: MEDIA PRODUCTION COMMITTEE

Current Chair Person’s Name: Dr. (Mrs.) Mamta Shaha
Year Appointed: 2006


Why Committee was created?

  1. Utilize broadcast media to provide a wide range of exposure to Jain philosophy and Jain way of life, by producing quality television Programs based on non-sectarian Jain Religion

  2. Create a platform for young Jains to get involved and creatively express their views

  3. Bring JAINS from across USA closer together by getting participation from all the centers around the nation

  4. Produce workshops on Jain way of life including meditation, yoga, Jain cooking etc


Contact details for Committee Key Officers/ Members:

NAMEPOSITIONPHONEE-MAIL
Dr. (Mrs.) Mamta ShahaChair Person+1-(516)487-1852mamta.shaha@gmail.com
Sandip MehtaTechnical Director+1-(516)584-6124sandipti@gmail.com
Rajat JainTechnical Committee Members-writetorajat@gmail.com
Keyur Shah-mail2keyur@gmail.com
Nimesh Mehta-ncmehta@gmail.com
Shefali AjmeraArt Director+1-(516)857-7528shefali@gaurav-arts.com
Dipti MehtaNews Director+1-(516)469-1986dmehtany@gmail.com

Founding Chair Person: Dr. (Mrs.) Mamta Shaha
Year Founded: 2006


New Project Plans for Year 2012 and 2013

  • For 2012:

    1. Produce quality Jain TV programs for weekly worldwide broadcast on ongoing basis.

    2. Make the "Mangalam show” available on the internet for the Jains World over on ongoing basis

    3. We started the year with the objective of launching the program on the Indian Television Platform.

      Our objective was successfully accomplished with the successful launch of "Mangalam Show” on the Indian platform through Paras Jain Channel on 11-11-2012

    4. Ongoing project of trying to get Jain community away from singing stavan in Bollywood based tunes. We have produced one Stavan CD (Mangalam CD) in efforts to accomplish this goal

  • For 2013:

    1. Produce quality Jain TV programs for weekly worldwide broadcast on ongoing basis

    2. Make the "Mangalam show” available on the internet for the Jains World over on ongoing basis

    3. Reach out to south Asian diaspora especially Australia

    4. Be the catalyst in bringing the Jain Diaspora together and United

    5. Ongoing project of trying to get Jain community away from singing stavan in Bollywood based tunes

    6. To produce more Mangalam Jain Stavan CDs in simple ragas that common Jains can sing easily


Projects/ Activities Undertaken in Past 5 years

Media production Committee was formed in 2006. In last five years the committee has achieved a lot more than expected:
  1. Within one year of establishing the committee, the "Mangalam Jain TV Show” was launched as weekly broadcast throughout USA

  2. From the start to- date quality programs are presented on regular weekly basis adhering to all its core objectives

  3. Varied programs presented on all principles of Jain religion starting with what Jain means to Karmavad and more

  4. In the second year Mangalam became international by its launch on the Canada, UK and Europe Platform

  5. In the third year we launched the program on the internet thus becoming available worldwide

  6. In the fifth year we are proud, our program is launched on the Paras Jain Channel in India

Mangalam Show is the only Jain show of its kind in the world.

It is now broadcast regularly worldwide, available both on television and Internet.

What Resources Are Requested from JAINA?

  1. Help with the budget - We are currently operating on a shoestring budget, which is $26,000/ year

  2. JAINA to spread the awareness about the program to the Jain Community at large on regular basis

  3. Have our committee information on the JAINA website’s opening page as you see for other committees like YJA, YJP, calendar and some other committees

  4. Put Media production committee information with all committee listings and not deep in the subtitles as it is done now on the JAINA website

  5. Put the Mangalam Page link on the opening page of the JAINA website

  6. Coordinate with JAINA Convention Committee & Marketing department for the inclusion of information of Mangalam Show in various JAINA publications

  7. Very Important – We would like to be a member of the Audio Visual Team of the conventions, as many times we are losing out on the most important material from our own conventions.


Committee’s Activity Report

How active is your committee?(Very Active/ Active/ Dormant /Not needed anymore)
Very Active
How often does the committee meet?(Monthly/ Quarterly/ Semi-annually/ Annually)
Bi-weekly via conference calls/ in-person meetings
How does the Committee meet?(In-person at common location/ Teleconference/ Both)
Both
Committee members responsible for email/ web content
All
How active are your current Committee members?(Very Active/ Active/Not Active)
Very Active
How many committee members under 40 years age are active in your committee?
4


Committee Succession Plan

What is your Committee's Chair Person and Committee member succession plan?
None as of now
Would you like new Committee volunteers referred to your Committee?(Yes/ No)
Yes,
  • those interested in working for Mangalam Show & its website
  • those interested in helping with fund raising for the committee

Type and Frequency of Outreach/ Public Awareness by Committee:

Do you contribute articles regularly to Jain Digest(Yes/ No)
Yes
Please state how often and by what means do you reach out to:
  1. In Every Jain Digest the committee activities and report has been provided
  2. Also weekly through "Mangalam Show” we reach out to the Jain community Worldwide
  3. Information about the program is provided through the emails & social media like Facebook, Twitter etc. on ongoing basis
  4. We also reach out to other non-Jain communities through the "Mangalam Show” and through interfaith activities locally and globally

Committee Budget:

For Mangalam Show - Yearly:

Avg. Yearly Expense Budget:$ 26,000
Avg. Yearly Revenues from Sales:$ 50 to $ 200
Avg. Yearly Donations Received:$ 5000 to $ 8000

Support Requested from JAINA

  1. Help with the budget - We are operating on a shoestring budget, which is $26000/ year, we would like to receive at least 50% of our operating budget from JAINA

  2. We are able to raise about 1/5 to 1/3 of our budget from solicitations that too with an inordinate amount of efforts put in. We need support in raising Funds

  3. JAINA to spread the awareness about the program to the Jain Community at large on regular basis

  4. Have our committee page on the JAINA website’s opening page as other committees are listed

  5. Also Media Production committee should be listed as independent committee with all committee listings and not deep in the subtitles as it is now

  6. Put the Mangalam Page link on the opening page of the JAINA website

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