JAINA ►13.11.2013 ►Newsletter

Posted: 13.11.2013
Updated on: 30.07.2015

Federation Of Jain Associations in North America
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Let us together garner Minority Status for Jains in India!

We need your urgent support to sign the below online petition for getting minority status for Jains in India.
Please visit the below link and sign our online petition.

Benefits of Minority Status:

  1. Finance
  2. Scholarships for Students
  3. Admission
  4. Reimbursement of fees
  5. Institutional benefits

Bottom line = More Opportunities


Jain’s Minority Status - A historical perspective

The world Jain community's demand for minority status is now a century old. When in British India, the Viceroy took a decision in principle that the Government would give representation to "Important Minorities" in the Legislative Council, (Petition Dated Sept 2nd September, 1909). The President of the Constituent Assembly Dr. Rajendra Prasad had nominated Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai, a Jain industrialist as a Jain representative to Minority Advisory Committee to the Constituent Assembly. (read more).
Dr. Tansukh J. Salgia, Chair

Committee on Government & International Organizations
Federation of Jain Association in North America (JAINA)
Direct Petition Link:


Remembering Tarla Dalal

Passes Away at 77 | 1936 - 2013

Tarla Dalal, the Julia Child of Indian vegetarian cooking and author of over 17,000 recipes and 170 cookbooks, died in her sleep this past week at the age of 77. My family and I knew her well and had recently shared a meal with her at her plush Mumbai flat overlooking the Arabian Sea. I recall feeling the rush of wind and hearing the crashing of waves through the large bay windows as we taste-tested another one of her new recipes: pomegranate juice with lemon and a hint of chaat masala.

Click here for full article by Dr. Manoj Jain.

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Meet the 2014 Young Jain Professionals Executive Board

Ami Doshi-Shah

Vaibhav J. Ajmera



Dharmang Shah

Pooja Shah

Apurvi Mehta

Paras Parikh

Sheenika Shah


Public Relations


Midwest RC

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To learn more, go to www.jaina.org/yjp or contact YJP online. For bios, click here.



Every year more than 46 million turkeys are killed on Thanksgiving. Read more

YJA has collaborated with these two Jain Centers to host pujas to pray for all of the turkeys. If you have never performed a puja, don’t worry we’ll have someone there to help you along the way. Our puja will last less than an hour and we promise you’ll make a huge impact. Please remember to wear clean, new clothes for the puja.

11/24 - National Jiv Daya Day Puja with YJA Houston

11/24 - National Jiv Daya Day Puja with YJA New Jersey

First Ever National Service Weekend, Dec 20-22

YJA will be hosting it's first ever National Service Weekend, December 20 - December 22nd.

Everyone is welcome to partake, no matter what city you are from! Let's show the nation what Jains can do for the community. Please keep an eye out on our website and regional Facebook pages for more information.

If you would like to help organize something for your city, please email us at events(at)yja.org

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