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JAINA Newsletter:Happy New Year,Jains Honoured By Her Majesty The Queen,JAINA Calendar 2020,etc...
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear Sadharmik brothers and sisters,
Pranam & Jai Jinendra!

I wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Spiritually rewarding 2020 to you and to your loved ones. Let us reflect upon our thoughts and actions of last year, and work on self to become more grateful, compassionate, kind and walk on the path shown by Bhagwan Mahavir.

Watch the highlights of a memorable JAINA Convention 2019 on TV Asia which will air on January 6th, 2020 at 6.30 pm EST. See details below.

Most of you must have received JAINA Calendar 2020 and some of you will be receiving soon. You can have a look at an ecopy on the link given below.

JAINA congratulates Kanti Nagda and Nishma Gosrani for being honored by Her Majesty the Queen. JAINA congratulates both of them for their splendid achievement. Their hard work and efforts have paid off! A success well deserved. Details given below.

Sincerely,
Mahesh Wadher
JAINA President

JAINA CONVENTION 2019 HIGHLIGHTS ON TV ASIA

We have an opportunity to watch the highlights of the JAINA Convention 2019 and refresh our sweet memories.

A brief highlights of the JAINA Convention 2019 will be airing on TV Asia on Community Roundup Year in Review program on January 6th at 6:30pm (EST).

You can use the below network to see this roundup review.

  • Dish Network: Channel #700
  • Cablevision: Channel #1167
  • Time Warner Cable: Channel #1542
  • Xfinity Comcast: Channel #695 or #665
  • Charter: Channel #844
  • Verizon FIOS: Channel #1752
  • AT & TU verse: Channel #1752
  • Bell Canada: Channel #807
  • Rogers Cable: Channel #846

Disclaimer: In the event of a breaking and urgent story,TV Asia may preempt and replace the current story, which however, shall always be rescheduled the next day at the same time

LET'S BEGIN THIS NEW YEAR BY BOWING TO THE PANCH PARAMESHTI (SUPREME FIVE)

  • Arihant— Those who have destroyed the four inimical karmas
  • Siddha — The liberated souls
  • Acharyas — The spiritual leaders or preceptors
  • Upadhayaya — Preceptor of less advanced ascetics
  • Sadhu — The monks or sages in the world

 
TWO JAINS HONOURED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

It is a proud moment for the entire Jain community that two Jains, Kanti Nagda and Nishma Gosrani, were honored by Her Majesty The Queen under New Year 2020 Honour List. JAINA congratulates both of them for their splendid achievement. Read more about their work below.

Kanti Nagda, CEO of Sangat Centre, was invested with MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty The Queen in New Year 2020 Honor List for services to charity in the UK.

Kanti Nagda is a distinguished social activist who has made a difference in his community. He was a victim of Idi Amin’s expulsion of Asians from Uganda in 1972. He arrived in the UK with £50 in his pocket. He started charity work while working for a company and later on joined Harrow Council as a social worker. In 1982, he founded Sangat Centre and bought a building. The building was inaugurated by Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Centre today provides legal advice and representation at immigration and welfare benefits tribunals to over 2000 people of all nationalities and backgrounds per year.

Nishma Gosrani has been invested with an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year 2020 Honours List for promoting diversity and inclusion in all aspects of British life. She pioneered Gender Pay Gap reporting and the subsequent changes to the UK’s Equality Act. Her address titled ‘Equality Matters’ on International Women’s Day 2016 led to a rare standing ovation from the public gallery at the House of Commons.

Kenyan born and now London based Nishma Gosrani is a Director at Deloitte Consulting and leads People Transformation in Banking, Capital Markets and Asset Management with a key focus on partnering with clients on the ‘Future of Work’ agenda. She was a recipient of the Asian Professional of the Year Award in 2007.

She sponsors the Deloitte Multicultural Network which won ‘Employee Network of the Year’ at the BiTC Awards in 2015. She was listed as a Financial Times Top 35 Future leader in 2016. She is a board member of Tamasha Theatre Company which champions BAME artists from culturally diverse backgrounds. She has been recently appointed as a Governor and Trustee of St Alban's High School for Girls.

JAINA CALENDAR 2020

Hope most of you have received JAINA Calendar 2020 and others will be receiving soon. The theme of the calendar is “ Jain Temples in India”. Take a look at this beautiful calendar https://www.jaina.org/page/
JAINACalendar
and share your feedback at jainahq@jaina.org.

 
JAB EVENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI

We are just a week away from the first JAB (Jain Academic Bowl) competition in India which is organized on January 11, 2020 and are too excited to meet all the students and participants at the event.

JAINA dignitaries, President Shri Mahesh Wadher, First Vice President Haresh Shah and Past JAINA president Dilip V. Shah will be present. JAB coordinator from JAINA Education Committee – Sunil Vakharia and Raj Salecha have consented to help in this program.

There will be a special lecture by Dr. Shubhada Joshi of the Philosophy Department of Mumbai University on Jainism. Dr. Bipin Doshi, Shilpa Chheda and Kavita Shah are the main organizers of the event.

We are also expecting a few dignitaries from Mumbai to attend this function. The program is open to the public. Stay tuned for updates.

Venue: Bhasha Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Santacruz (East).
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL JAIN CONFERENCE

JAINA, along with World Jain Confederation, JITO Ahmedabad Chapter and Shrutratnakar Trust, bring you the first International Jain Conference at Ahmedabad University Campus on January 18 & 19. There is no registration requirement for attending the conference. The conference aim is to “Bring Jainism to all of humanity”. The conference highlights are:

  1. Jain Lexicon - New web portal launch
  2. Pahini Devi - One-act play
  3. Agyan Timir Bhaskar - New edition of the Granth releasing
  4. A Verb Dictionary - Inauguration of the first comprehensive Gujarati Verb-Dictionary

Read more about the Conference here.

 
JAIN STORY: JAIN PATHSHALA-DINCHARYA
 
QUOTE

Truth alone is the essence in the world.


- Bhagwan Mahavir

 
YJP AND YJA UPDATE

New York City is home to over 8 million people, where 1 in every 125 New Yorkers is homeless. Within this subpopulation, nearly 4,000 homeless New Yorkers sleep on the street. This winter, YJP, and YJA partnered to host a blanket drive under the Celebration of Compassion 2019 campaign. Young Jains in the New York City area gathered to distribute fleece blankets to the homeless. We thank all who sponsored supplies and volunteered their personal time to help those in need!

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