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Updates from the 2013 JAINA Convention

Jai Jinendra,

Thanks to the 2011-2013 JAINA EC and volunteers for many new initiatives to bring JAINA and Jains into the mainstream in North America. We will need your continuous active participation, guidance and support. Thanks to Dr. Sushil Jain for many years of his dedication to JAINA and his team: Mr. Prem Jain – First Vice President, Mr. Ashok Domadia – Secretary, Mr. Dipak Doshi – Treasurer, Mrs. Lata Champsee – Past President, Regional Vice Presidents: Mr. Udai Jain, Dr. Deepika Dalal, Dr. Manish Mehta, Mr. Yogendra Jain, Dr. Raj Patil, Mr. Rajendra Dhami, Mr. Haresh Shah, Ms. Sejal Dhruva (YJA), and Mr. Rushabha Gudka (YJP).

It is also my pleasure to welcome the 2013 – 2015 JAINA Executive Committee: Mr. Prem Jain – President, Mr. Ashok Domadia – First Vice President, Mr. Yogendra Jain - Secretary, Mr. Gunvant Shah – Treasurer, Dr. Sushil Jain – Past President, Regional Vice Presidents: Dr. Raj Patil, Dr. Jayesh Shah, Mr. Piyush Mehta, Mr. Rajendra Mehta, Mr. Rajeev Pandya, Mr. Hemant Shah, Mr. Haresh Shah, Ms. Sejal Dhruva (YJA), and Mr. Rushabha Gudka (YJP). We look forward to working with you.

Looking ahead, JAINA’s main objective for the next two years is to transform JAINA from a volunteer-based organization to a professional institution. With your support, we will take the next steps to achieve our shared vision to Evolve and promote Jain practices, Educate Jains and non-Jains to create a strong North American Jain community, Expand an awareness of Jainism as we create a global impact & Energize our community by evoking social change.

JAINA will continue to work on its existing projects and programs while creating new and innovative solutions that make an impact for Jains across North America. JAINA is your service organization. Please continue to provide your support by either volunteering or donating today.

Jai Jinendra!

Prem Jain, President

Pledge Today and Support Our Vision of Living and Sharing a Jain Way of Life!

Our goal is to raise $1 million by the end of 2014 to support our current projects, start up new endeavors, create a physical JAINA office and continue living and sharing the Jain Way of Life. Pledge your support today at

For more information about JAINA’s vision, projects, committees and initiatives, please check out our fundraising brochure.

JAINA Recognition Award Winner
View all of the award winners on the JAINA Awards page!

International Institution Award
International School of Jain Studies - Dr. Shugan Jain
Partner Organization Award
JITO Ahemedabad - Mr. Kushal Bhansali and Mr. Jigish Shah
Community Building Award
American Jewish Committee - Mr. Nissim Reuben
JAINA Ratna Award
Lata Champsee
Adult Leadership Award
Himanshu Ajmera
Ram Gada
Bhupesh MehtaPrakash Mehta
Poorvi ParekhBhupendra Shah
Harendra ShahNirmal Shah
Sanyukta ShahBharat Tolia
Dinesh Vora
Youth Leadership Award
Anjali Doshi
Priyanka Jain
Juhee Shah
Komal Shah
Mitesh Shah
JAINA Scholar Recognition Award
Chandrakant B. Mehta
JAINA Academic Bowl Awards
Junior Division Winner - NJ-Yellow
Senior Division Winner - NJ-White
Jains Got Talent Awards
Solo: Under 18
First Place: Anjal Jain
Second Place: Ansh Shah
Solo: 18 and Above
First Place: Vipul Shah
Second Place: Rohit Choudhary
First Place: Fusion (Priyanka & Poonam Shah)
Second Place: Dirty South (Meera Shah, Amit Desai, Nick Shah, Dave Shah)

JAINA Convention 2013: Connecting Jains around the world

Thanks to JAINA’s live webcasting, a total of 4,220 people were able to view the convention in the United States and Canada. With viewers tuning in from the United Kingdom, France, India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Switzerland, JAINA truly had a global impact with 1124 viewers watching from India and viewers in France watching for an average of two hours.

JAINA: Projects for the 21st Century

JAINA Academic Scholarship Program, JAINA Upliftment Program, two JAINA-sponsored internships and Mangalam Show are just a sampling of JAINA’s active projects. To continue developing new projects while building on our active ones, JAINA needs your help. Interested in volunteering? Contact for more information on how to get more involved in JAINA’s many projects and initiatives. For more information about our active projects, please check out our projects brochure.