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JAINA Newsletter: JAINA Events - JAB, International Jain Conference, Jain Center News, etc

Dear Sadharmik brothers and sisters,
Pranam & Jai Jinendra!

JAINA is super excited to kickstart the year 2020 with various events lined up. JAINA is organizing these events along with other organizers to whom we are thankful. The top two events are Jain Academic Bowl in Mumbai, and an International Jain Conference in Ahmedabad during January of 2020. Read more about these interesting events below.

Read about an inspiring thought of Keshvi Chheda behind her donation to Jivdaya.

JOY of Jain Center of Greater Detroit had an amazing Lock-In event which was attended by 31 kids. They had overnight debates, discussions on Jainism and other activities. Read more about it below.

Mahesh Wadher
JAINA President


JAINA in association with Jain Academy Education Research (Mumbai) is organizing the first JAB competition (Jain Academic Bowl) in India on January 11, 2020.

More than 6000 students have studied Jainology courses at the University of Mumbai over the last few years who are invited for this Quiz contest. There will be 5 teams each consisting of 5 members. More than 300 questions prepared by JAINA Education Committee are identified for the quiz. Around 300 students are expected to participate.

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. JAINA officers will Honor the meritorious students of Jainism studying at the University of Mumbai.

It will be a great opportunity for JAINA to showcase its activities. We are also expecting a few dignitaries from Mumbai to attend this function. The program is open to the public.

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.

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


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. 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 Verb-Dictionary

Read more about the Conference here.


Recently, JAINA received a letter from Kunjal and Rajesh Chheda from Pennsylvania about their Daughter Keshvi Chheda saying...

Keshvi completed a major milestone in Bharatanatyam journey by successfully completing her Arangetram on Aug 3rd, 2019. She began her Bharatanatyam training at the young age of 5, and her love for the dance has only grown since. Under the instruction of Smt. Sangeetha Balachandar, she has performed in numerous events and has been learning Bharatanatyam at Natyaswara for the past ten years.

To celebrate this achievement, Keshvi decided to donate every dollar of gifts she received to 3 charitable causes. Being a proud Jain, Keshvi has chosen JAINA Jivdaya as one of the organizations. They included a check of $1111 towards the noble cause saying Keshvi is looking forward to supporting JAINA in the future.

JAINA appreciates such inspiring thought to help other living beings and give Anumodna to Keshvi and people like her.

Read more about her charitable cause here.

More information about Keshvi's Bharatnatyam Journey.


JOY of Jain Center of Greater Detroit had a Lock-In event. Around 31 kids attended the event. They had dinner and then overnight they were engaged with debates, Jain discussion, games and fun activities. It was amazing to hear their thoughts and wisdom. They made blankets for Bhavna YJA drive for homeless people. It was a successful event with lots of fun.



All souls are equal and alike and have a similar nature and qualities.

- Bhagwan Mahavir


The YJP Professional Spotlight awards program recognizes accomplished professionals and leaders between the ages of 24 and 42 in North America, giving our members an opportunity to learn from their diverse backgrounds, career strategies, and success stories shared through interviews. Stay tuned as YJP recaps interviews with 2019 awards recipients in late December!

YJP works through a rigorous evaluation process to select Professional Spotlight awards winners on a quarterly basis. Have someone you would like to nominate for a Spotlight award in 2020? Contact with referrals/leads.


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