28.04.2018 ►JAINA ►Newsletter

Published: 28.04.2018
Updated: 17.12.2018

Federation Of Jain Associations in North America


Jai Jinendra!

A delegation from Institute of Jainology (IOJ) recently visited the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovindji, and gave a memorandum to create awareness and recognize Shri V.R. Gandhi for his attending 1893 Parliament and to establish Ahimsa University in India.

Bhagwan Adinath Professorship In Jain Studies held one day Conference at the University of North Texas (UNT). More details are given below.

Please send your valuable donations to JAINA Jivdaya Committee and help create a better place for animals to live. Donation details are given below.

Warm Regards,
Gunvant Shah
JAINA President


Don't be proud if you gain nor be sorry if you lose.

- Bhagwan Mahavir


Q 1: What does Punya mean?

Q 2: What does Pap mean?


A delegation from Institute of Jainology (IOJ) visited the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovindji on 16th April 2018 and gave Memorandum to

  1. Establish Ahimsa University
  2. Create Awareness and Recognize Shri V.R. Gandhi for his attending 1893 Parliament.

He showed his pleasure in the manner the Jain community has contributed an important share in country’s business, industry and technology sector. Institute of Jainology has established its own important place in foreign countries. He wished a great future and success to the Institute on its 25th Anniversary.

At the end of the event, Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovindji, said that activities carried out by the Jain community make considerable contributions in India as well as in foreign countries. Apart from that, the way different organizations are coming together for a greater cause is extremely commendable.

Delegation included Nemu Chanderia, Dr. Kumarpal Desai, Samvegbai Lalbhai, Gunvantbhai Barvalia, Maheshbhai V. Gandhi, H.C. Parekh. Arvinbhai, Rajumar Jain and other invited guests.


On April 14, the Bhagwan Adinath Professorship in Jain Studies at the University of North Texas (UNT) held a one day conference on the topic of Jainism and the Environment. The event featured the work of established scholars in the field of Jainism and Ecology as well as Jain Art and Architecture, History and Iconography, as well as the work of younger scholars opening new areas of research in Jain Studies.

The event was well attended by students and faculty from UNT and other neighboring Universities as well as members of the Jain community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Dr. Pankaj Jain, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the UNT along with Professor Christopher Key Chapple and other scholars addressed the conference. Dr. Jain teaches courses on religions, cultures and ecologies. It ended with a dinner recognizing local donors to the Bhagwan Adinath Professorship in Jain Studies


It may seem incredible, but thousands of years before the Western world came out with the quantum theory, ancient Indians had an inkling of the existence of atoms as the building blocks of matter.

References to atoms or minute particles as the smallest units of matter or substances appear in Jainism, which regards matter as an aggregate of atoms and as the source of bondage and the cause of all karma. The original nature of Jiva is a pristine state, a mass of pure consciousness, devoid of any coarseness or grossness.


In the year 2017, Jivdaya Committee was able to distribute $67000 (Rs. 43 lakh) to 37 panjarapoles in India providing fodder, built two animal shelters in Thera and Unn in North Gujarat, and provided an ambulance for the animal in Bhavnagar.

Higher summer temperatures with lower production of grass compared to the last year, has doubled the price of the fodder. Jivdaya Committee is receiving the increased number of appeals for help. Surprisingly bigger panjarapoles having more than 2000+ animals. Kutch area, Saurashtra and central Gujarat panjarapoles are requesting immediate help. Jivdaya committee would like to raise $30000.

Please send your generous donations to JAINA Jivdaya at 5308 E. 80th Place, Tulsa OK 74136 or donate online on Jaina.org with Jivdaya as a memo. Jivdaya Committee appreciates your timely help for the noble cause of Jivdaya.



This week YJA will be releasing the Social Programming events for every night of the 2018 YJA Convention. They are so excited to kick it off by presenting their icebreakers for the weekend and welcoming you to the R.A.V.E. (Reconnecting and Visiting Everyone). These icebreakers will not only prepare you for the Reconnecting with our Roots theme of the Convention but also allow you to connect with new friends and old!


A 1: Whenever we do good deeds we accumulate good karmas which is called Punya.

A 2: Whenever we do bad deeds we accumulate bad karmas, which is called pap.

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