Dr Sulekh Jain, chairman ISJS governing council USA decorated with Jain Ratna award by Federation of Jain Associations in North America (Jaina)

Posted: 28.08.2009
Updated on: 12.11.2010

http://www.herenow4u.net/fileadmin/v3media/pics/JAINA/Sulekh_C._Jain.jpgAt the 15th biennial convention, held during July 2-5 in Los Angeles, California, JAINA honoured Dr. Sulekh C. Jain with its highest award, the JAINA RATNA. The award is presented for exceptional dedication and contribution towards promotion of Jainism in North America.

By profession, Dr. Sulekh Jain is a Mechanical Engineer. He taught mechanical engineering at several universities in India and USA, published more than 50 papers and has nine US and international patents. Eleven years ago, he retired from General Electric (GE) Aircraft Engine Division in Cincinnati, Ohio and now devotes all his energies to the promotion of Jain and Ahimsa related causes and projects.

Dr. Sulekh C. Jain has been instrumental in the establishment of a large number of Jain centers, institutions and programs in North America, Europe and India. For nearly 50 years, he has served the community with vision, commitment, dedication and unflagging energy. He served JAINA for eight years, first as Secretary then subsequently as President for two terms. No other has served as long. He has been the president of two Jain Centers (Cincinnati–Dayton, Ohio and Houston, Texas) as well as several other organizations. Currently, Dr. Jain is the Founder and Chairman of the Governing Council of International School for Jain Studies USA (www.jainstudies.org) and Secretary of Mahavir Vision Inc. USA.

ISJS salutes Dr Sulekh Jain and prays for his long, active life and leadership.

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