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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Jai Jinendra!

JAINA delegation participated in the 3-day celebration of Republic Day of India and Acharya Chandana Shriji’s birthday at Tirthankar Mahavir Vidya Mandir school in Palitana. There were an inauguration of Adinath Netralya and brick laying ceremony of Pragyatirth Takshashila.

Also, the delegation visited Jaya Rehab Center in Palitana. They were given a complete tour of the rehab center. Read more below about the celebration and visit of the rehab center.

Warm Regards,
Gunvant Shah
JAINA President
02-03-2019
QUOTE
Knowing that the earth with its crops of rice and barley, with its gold and cattle, and all this put together will not satisfy one single man, one should practice penance.
- Bhagwan Mahavir
QUIZ TIME
Q 1: How many sub-types are of the Nama Karma?

Q 2: How many sub-types are of the Gotra Karma?
JAINA TEAM AT VEERAYTAN 2019

JAINA delegation participated in the 3-day celebration of Republic Day of India and Acharyashri Chandanaji’s birthday at Tirthankar Mahavir Vidya Mandir (TMVM) school in Palitana. Over 600 Veerayatan well-wishers from 10 different countries came to participate in a spiritual setting to see how Veerayatan fulfills its core mission of Seva, Shiksha, and Sadhna.

The first day - January 25th was devoted to all day scholars seminar wherein 28 scholars from all over India presented papers on Jainism. The second day- January 26th, everyone gathered around where Acharya Chandana Shriji and Sadhavijis hoisted the national flag. The event was followed by the inauguration of “Adinath Netralya” - an eye hospital. Later, everyone celebrated Acharya Chandana Shriji’s 83rd birthday. There was children’s cultural program and Veerayatan recognized all the dignitaries, including JAINA President, Gunvant Shah, who had come from around the world. After lunch, there was Shilanyas ceremony of “Pragyatirth Takshshila” an innovative school for Sadhvijis and diksharthis to study Jainism. In the evening, everyone enjoyed the musical program by Taanariri - The Musical Mist from Mumbai and also performed garba. On the third day, people met at Taleti around 5:30 and did Palitana pilgrimage. The event ended with lunch and farewell.

The JAINA delegation consisted of the President - Gunvant Shah, JAINA Academic Liaison Committee Member - Dilip Shah, Pravin K Shah of North Carolina, Dr. Mamta Shah of NY, Priyanka Mehta and Maitri Mehta from JAINA office in India. There were 20 more Jains from all over North America who also attended.
JAINA TEAM AT JAYA REHAB CENTER, PALITANA
JAINA President - Gunvant Shah, JAINA Academic Liaison Committee Member - Dilip Shah and Veerayatan Sadhviji visited Palitana Jaya Rehab center. They were given a complete tour of the rehab center. Rehab staff gave detail information regards to Giri-Vihar trust and activities of Rehab center. At present, the rehab center has Occupational and Physiotherapy department. In less than 6 months of the opening, the rehab center is treating 40 patient per day.

JAINA CONVENTION 2019
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has accepted our invitation to be a keynote speaker at JAINA Convention 2019. As we know, Sadhguru is a realized yogi, mystic and visionary who has dedicated himself to the elevation of the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing of all people. He is an author and opinion maker who is regularly invited to speak at leading international forums. He has spoken at many prestigious global conferences such as the World Peace Summit at the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. Join us at JAINA Convention 2019 to hear more from Sadhguru.
JAIN CENTER NEWS



On January 27, 2019, the Jain Society of Houston held its annual Presidents' Day Celebration, an event commemorating the work and legacy of the current and past JSH Presidents, followed by a look into the future of the Sangh.
JAIN STORY: JIV DAYA
YJA UPDATE

On January 26, 2019, YJA hosted the 2019 South Region LR Retreat, where local representatives from Houston, Dallas, and Austin came together in Austin, Texas to connect, enjoy vegan food, and discuss future initiatives for YJA South.
QUIZ ANSWER
A 1: There are sixty-seven sub-types of Nama Karma.

A 2: There are two sub-types of Gotra Karma.
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