15th JAINA Convention 2009 - Ecology - The Jain Way

Posted: 10.07.2009
Updated on: 02.07.2015


15th JAINA Convention 2009
Thursday to Sunday July 2-5 2009
Jain Center of Southern California
8072 Commonwealth Ave
Buena Park CA 90621, USA



JAINA 2009 Convention: Ecology - The Jain Way

July 2-5, 2009

With great spiritual excitement, over 2000 people attended the JAINA (Federations of Associations of North America) convention.  It took place in the elegant temple complex of Jain Center of Southern California.  Over 600 attendees were youths with parallel programs for both adults and youths.  The keynote speakers, Dr. Gary Francione, Dr. Jagdish Sheth, Dr. Dipak Jain, instilled new ideas towards living a Jain Way of Life.  Many Jain monks and nuns and pundits graced the attendees with their spiritual insight. Dr. Sulekh Jain, a pioneer for Jains and Jain organizations in North American received the Jain Ratna award.  Lata Champsee was elected as the first female President of JAINA and first Canadian and Dr. Sushil Jain as the First Vice President. See the slide show on the right.  Content presentation and more photos will be posted on Jain Link over the next several weeks. There are 66 Jain Centers throughout North America which are affiliated with JAINA. 


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