Ahimsa Times 161, 2014-01

Published: 06.01.2014
Updated: 29.09.2020

Ahimsa Times

May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes,
Not by making your path easy,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path,
Not by taking hardships from you,
But by taking fear from your heart,
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows

Happy New Year


Ahimsa Foundation congratulates all the victorious candidates
wish each one of these distinguished community members a very successful tenure in public service.

 S. R. NO.


Constituency / From




Sh. Gulab Chand Katariya




Sh. Gautam Kumar

Dak Badi Sadri, Udaipur



Sh. Ajit Mehta




Sh. Kailash Bhansali




Sh Gyan Chand Parakh




Sh. Banwarilal Singhal




Sh Pratap Singh Singhvi




Sh. Pradhyuman Singh




Sh. Mevaram Jain




Sh Manikchand Surana





Sh. Anil Jain




Sh. Jayant Malya




Sh. Shailender Jain




Sh. Paras Jain




Sh. Chetan Kashyap

Ratlam City



Sh. Surender Patva




Sh. Om Prakash Saklecha




Sh. Sharad Jain (Advocate)

North Jabalpur



Sh.Nishank Jain





Sh. Santosh Bafna




Sh. Rajesh Munat

Raipur City West



Sh. Labh Chnd Bafna




Sh. Vimal Chopra





Sh. Satender Jain

Shakur Basti




A five-day programme for celebrating the diksha and birth centenary of first Acharya of Jain Shwetambar Sthanakwasi Shraman Sangh, Shri Anand Rishi Ji Maharaj and first Yuvacharya Shri Mishrimal Ji "Madhukar", disciple of Shri Jay Mal Ji Maharaj were organised by the Shwetambar Jain Community at Jodhpur from 12th to 16th December, 2013 with great zeal and enthusiasm. Apart from the people of the town, followers of Sthanakwasi community from other towns, such as Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai and Jaipur participated in the celebrations. The five-day programme consisted of prabhat feri, sthapana (installation) of mangal kalash, var-ghoda, navkar mantra recitation, discourses on the life, qualities, achievements and contributions by Shri Anand Rishi JI and Madhukar Muni Ji, followed by bhakti-sangeet in the evening. A large number of Sadhu and Sadhwi joined the programme, travelling long distances on foot from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Chattisgarh, apart from different parts of Rajasthan for paying their homage to the two saints and participate actively in the entire programme.


December 13, 2013, While paying rich tributes to Acharya Tulsi Ji Maharaj, Mr. Hooda announced that a State Highway and a Chowk (crossing) or a park within a municipal limit would be named after Acharya Tulsi Ji Maharaj to commemorate his memory. He said efforts would be made to install 'Anuvrat' boards in government schools. He also released a special issue of Haryana Samvad on Acharya Tulsi Ji Maharaj to mark his birth centenary. Mr. Hooda described Acharya Tulsi Ji Maharaj as a great litterateur and a social reformer, who launched 'Anuvrat' movement in 1949 to make the people conscious of moral values of life. This movement, he said, was appreciated by former Prime Minister, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and former President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Mr. Hooda said Maharaj Ji was of the view that man forms the society and society forms the country. Therefore, it is necessary for an individual to be strong in character to make the society and the country strong. He said, ‘there have been many great saints in the country, who have guided the people and India being a secular country, we respect all religions.’ Mr. Hooda said with a view to eradicate social evils from the society, it was high time to make 'Anuvrat' movement a social movement with an added zeal and edication. Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Savitri Jindal described Acharya Tulsi Ji Maharaj as a great Saint, who was committed to the cause of national integration. She also paid rich tributes to Acharya Tulsi Ji. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. K. K. Khandelwal highlighted the significance of 'Anuvrat' movement and urged the people to follow its principles in letter and spirit and said this would be the real tribute to the great saint. Director General, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Haryana Sudhir Rajpal also paid rich tributes to Acharya Tulsi Ji Maharaj and said his philosophy inspired all communities.

Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda also said Minority Commission would soon be constituted in the state and Jain Samaj would be given adequate representation in this Commission. The CM was speaking at Acharya Tulsi Janam Shatabdi Samaroh.


Dec 2, 2013, Research Institute of Scientific Secrets from Indian Oriental Scriptures has procured land in Mumbai for the purpose and the promoters are hopeful that they would be able to throw new light on the already known subjects by the next year.

The institute has been established by Jain Acharya Vijaynandighosh Suri. Along with the studies of Jain scriptures, I also started understanding concepts of science and started comparing the two fields. Both have its own guiding principles but what we want to do is to awaken the citizens to their own rich legacy and heritage. Thus, we started the institute and we have conducted a number of experiments so far with astonishing results," said Acharya Suri. The institute in collaboration with LD Institute of Indology had organized three-day seminar on 'Modern Physics and Jain Darshan. Scientists and subject experts along with Acharya discussed subjects such as quantum physics, concepts in Einstein's theories of relativity and existence of soul vis-a-vis Jain philosophy and scriptures. The institute has conducted experiments on power of mantra and music, Jain method of testing quality of food and has published papers and books on subjects such as science in Jainism, impact of sound on humans, penance in Jainism and its scientific base and so on.


श्री नाकोड़ा पार्श्वनाथ भगवान तीर्थ - पौष दशमी के इस शुभ अवसर पर दादा के दरबार के मनमोहक दृश्य

27.12.2013 सुबह सुबह सिहरती हुई ठण्ड में सूरज की हलकी हलकी रौशनी में फूलो से सजा हुआ दरबार और भी मनमोहक लग रहा हैं। दादा की एक झलक पाने के को भक्तो की लम्बी कतार... इस कड़ाके की सर्दी में अपनी असीम भक्ति की परीक्षा देते भक्तगण और किसी के माथे पे परेशानी का कोई निशां नहीं, बल्कि सब का मन उत्साहित है। एक और भक्त मंदिर जी में भक्ति में लीन है, दूसरी ओर बैंड बाजों की ध्वनि से गूंजता वातावरण, तो एक और इस अनमोल अवसर पर कुछ भक्त रक्त दान करके पुण्य जमा कर रहे हैं। अभी अभी बोलियाँ शुरु हुई है पार्श्वनाथ भगवान की ध्वजा की बोली 109009 मण, मूलनायक श्री पार्श्वनाथ भगवान की आरती की बोली 99999 मण, मंगल दिवो की 99999 मण, अधिष्टायक देव भैरवनाथ की आरती 207027 मण पर समाप्त हुई। बोलो जय श्री नाकोड़ा पार्श्वनाथ भगवान की जय श्री नाकोड़ा भैरवनाथ की.. सभी को श्री पार्श्वनाथ भगवान के जन्मकल्याणक की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।


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Dec 16, 2013, Patna: Pawapuri Jain Temple Management Committee has urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to declare Pawapuri, the place of nirvana of Lord Mahavira, as a holy city and ban sale and consumption of tobacco products, liquor and meat in the temple area on the pattern of Ayodhya and Amritsar.

Parsanna Daga leading a group of 650 pilgrims to Pawapuri urged CM to declare Pawapuri a holy city and demanded that the sale and consumption of tobacco products, meat and liquor be banned as it will promote non-violence, peace and brotherhood.

RMM Media Foundation Secretary Pradeep Jain, in a letter to CM Nitish Kumar, also reminded him that during his 'Seva Yatra' he had said that Pawapuri would be declared a holy city and the sale and consumption of meat, tobacco and liquor will be banned in the temple area, but it was yet to be implemented.

Parsanna Daga also thanked the CM for his initiative to give a facelift to the temple area at Pawapuri and said lotus flowers had started to bloom again in the pond around the Jal Mandir which was cleaned and renovated at the personal initiative of the CM when he visited Pawapuri as part of 'Seva Yatra' last year.


04th Dec 2013, Bangalore: The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage will undertake major excavation work in Talakkadu. For 900 years, the town had served as the capital of the Ganga dynasty.

Although, excavation work was started in 1992 but so far only 10 per cent of the ancient town has been excavated. The town is located 133 km from Bangalore. The department of archaeology is awaiting final permission from the Archae­ological Survey of India before starting work and a 7th century Jain temple will be the first monument to be excavated.ASI is aiming to finish the excavation of the 7th century Jain temple by March 2014.

Presently the two ancient temples in Talakkadu Vaidhyanateshwara and Keertinateshwara - are under the care of the ASI. The excavation work is the responsibility of the State Archaeology Department while the sand dunes are protected by the Geological Survey of India.


Dec 20, 2013, Ajmer: Three ancient statues were stolen from a Jain temple situated in Sarawgi Mohalla of Naya Bazaar here. This is the third incident in last two years where Jain statues have been stolen.

The statues were said to be about 800 years old including one of Lord Mahaveer. According to the police, when the priest opened the temple he found that someone had broken the lock to of the temple's main gate. "Three statues along with some gold and silver ornaments were found missing," the priest told the police. These three statues were 'ashtadhatu' (made of eight elements).A large number of people gathered on the spot as soon as the news of theft reached them. The people were angry with the police. "Jain temples are specially targeted by robbers and this is the fourth incident of theft in the Jain temple," said a member of the Jain community. Earlier too statues in Goda Gail, Anand Mandir and Sarawgi Mohalla were stolen, while a Jain temple in Kishangarh was also robbed. "It seems that robbers were not locals but there is a gang which collects antique and unique statues from Jain temples," said an official. "This is a matter of not only valuable statues but a matter of faith of the community," said Patani. He added that these temples in the Walled City are very old and people have faith in them. Source: Sahu R. P. Jain, E-Mail:



World Jain Confederation felicitated Jain Educationists at a glittering programme on 15th December 2013 at Swatantryaveer Savarkar Sabhagruha, Dadar, Mumbai. The object for felicitation was to honour the Jain Educationists for their achievements and service to the society in various fields in India and abroad with spiritual content befitting tenets of Jain Religion.

Shri Basant Raj Bhandari, Chancellor of - Jain Vishwa Bharati, Ladnu (Rajasthan) and Chief Consultant for Global Trade Conference, Geneva (Switzerland) was The Chief Guest. Smt Manju Lodha, Author and Social Worker was the Guest of Honour. The programme started with lighting of the Lamp by Shri Arun Mehta, Dr. N. P. Jain, Shri H. S. Ranka, Shri Siddharth Kasyap, Shri Shreyas K. Doshi, Shri Pranlal Sheth, Shri Basant Raj Bhandari, Shri Jitendra Kothari Shri Subodh Gardi and Shri V.C. Kothari.

Shri Arun Mehta, Chairman welcomed the Guests. Dr. N. P. Jain, President gave a brief review of Confederation’s objectives and achievements particularly its Interfaith Seminar encompassing all important religions of the world. Shri V. C. Kothari, Governing Council Member, highlighted the importance of the felicitation function. The Educationists who have made a significant contribution in promoting the principles of Jainism were presented MEMENTO with their names engraved in Golden Letters as a mark of appreciation. The Educationists had been selected at National level based on their contribution in the field in India and abroad. The Eminent Educationists felicitated were:

1. Dr. Rajesh M. Khajuria, BBA, MBA, PhD., CMC - Vadodara, Director - CKSVIM - Vadodara, Editor - Jain Pathshala Book Series.
2. Dr. Priyadarshana Jain, BA, MA, MPHIL, PhD from Chennai, Asst. Prof. and Head of Department of Jainology, Madras University
3. Shri Praveen Nahar B.E. Master of Design (IIT- Delhi), PGD (Netherlands), Senior Faculty - National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
4. Dr Kala Shah M.A., PhD - Mumbai, Ex-professor at Mumbai for Gujarati language
5. Dr. Dulichand Jain, PhD.,Sahitya Ratna, Sahityalankar- Chennai, President - Vivekananda Education Trust, Chennai & Karuna International
6. Dr. Kiran Kumar Momaya B.E., M.Tech.-Mumbai, PhD from (Canada), Prof International Competitiveness, IIT-Mumbai
7. Dr. Kokila Shah M.A., PhD. -Mumbai., Ex- reader and Head of Dept. Jhunjhunwala College, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
8. Dr. Paresh Shah M.COM., LL.B., FCMA, Ph.D., FDP (IIM-A), -Ahmedabad, Ex-professor at Various Management Institutes –Ahmedabad
9. Dr. Sagarmal Jain, MA. PhD - Shajapur (MP), Ex Director Prachya Vidhyapeeth. Research Institute, Varanasi

The Educationists while appreciating the honour bestowed on them shared their views and experiences while teaching and gave suggestions for self attainment in the present materialistic world while maintaining harmony with current developments. News Courtesy: Mr. V. C. Kothri, E-Mail:


December 19, 2013, Dubai: The S. P. Jain School of Global Management celebrated earlier this month its ranking in the Forbes TOP 20 Best Business School Rankings 2013 at an event held in Dubai.

S. P. Jain’s Global MBA programme ranked 11th place in the world in the ‘Best International one year MBA programmes’ category and number 19 in the world in the ‘Best International MBA programmes’ category that ranks both one year and two year MBA programmes.

It is the youngest business school to be placed among the world’s top 20 business schools, an achievement that the school attributed to the outstanding success of their alumni at the workplace.

The function was attended by Abdullah Al Karam, Chairman of Board of Directors and Director General of Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director - Education Cluster, Dubai International Academic City and Rajeev Kakar, Executive Director and CEO of Dunia Finance.


Chennai: 23rd December 2013, Science should not be used for destruction, said Governor K Rosaiah, speaking at the inauguration of the national convention on Ahimsa Paramodharma and Shrimad Bhagavad Gita organized by Brahma Kumaris in Chennai. “The great scientific inventions have liberated us from the servitude to nature. But on the other hand, we see the growth of nuclear culture across the world,” he said. Speaking about the message of non-violence in the Bhagavad Gita, he said that for peace there needed to be inter-religious harmony. He congratulated the Brahma Kumaris for the initiatives to develop a harmonious society. “The concept of Ahimsa is not new to us. All religions preach love tolerance and ahimsa,” he said. The two-day convention focused on the application of peace in society through the Bhagavad Gita.



Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Retail has decided to stop its non-vegetarian restaurant business, apparently because many of his staunch investors dislike the idea on religious or ethical grounds. Many Jains and Gujaratis have serious reservations about Reliance's chicken business because they are strict vegetarians.

However, Ambani was not the first businessman to decide to exit a business on investor pressure, and on ethical grounds, for religion-influenced investing has been an important trend for quite some time now. While Muslims have their Shariah-compliant funds and avoid investing in anything that uses pig-meat, Jains and Hindus have taken to creating Dharmic funds that avoid investing in alcohol, sugar and leather. In the west there are companies and funds that label themselves as Christian retailers - and the trend began sometime in the late 1990s. the last decade, Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Dharmic funds also made a start, and Dow Jones even developed an index for Dharmic Funds, which invest in good governance and green companies. In short, Ambani's exit from the chicken business is one of a piece with this global trend - even though his exit may have something to do with investor pressure. The move is part of a growing global trend of ethical investing where in faith-based mutual funds typically screen out stocks of companies that violate the tenets of a given religion or religious denomination. The concept entails investing in companies without compromising on values.

Socially responsible investment has been creating waves in the sea of global investment for the last two decades and has emerged as a specific investment class with several global investment banks creating special teams to work on this. A number of indices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) based on the socially responsible investment theme have been launched in recent years. An effort is made to promote and support companies who practice environmental stewardship, social justice, social development, human rights, gender equality, good corporate governance and diversity among others.


The silver foils are not very expensive. They are sold by weight. Ordinarily, you can buy a packet of 160 foils for a price between Rs.100 to 200. That is, approximately one rupee per foil. Not only the sweets, now a days it is also applied on fruits. Some Ayurvedic medicines also are wrapped in silver foils. They are made by hammering thin sheets of silver in middle of booklets made of a bull's intestines. In other words, after slaughtering a bull, quickly his intestines are removed, and sold to the manufacturers of foils. The skins made of old intestines are of no use. Even one-day-old intestines can not be used, because within a few hours they stiffen. The foil manufacturer removes blood and stools from the intestines, and cuts them into pieces. Then he puts one piece over another, making a booklet out of it. At his home, or in the factory, he puts one silver (or gold) sheet in-between each page.

Then he hammers it hard until those metal sheets turn into thin wafers. The intestines of bulls are so strong, that even repeated hammering do not destroy them, or they do not let the foils move around inside. Because of the hammering, some tissues of the intestine mix with the foils. After that the foil manufacturer sells the bundle of foils to the sweets manufacturers. Some small foil manufacturers sell the foils to the temples. This foil is not only dirty, it also is non-vegetarian. Even the meat-eaters do not eat intestines. Use of these foils turn even sweets into non-vegetarian food. A few years ago the Indian Airlines learned about this, and since then stopped using them on the sweets served in their planes. Silver foil, or varakh, as it is generally known in India, adds glitter to Indian sweets, betel nut (Supari), Paan (betel-leaf), and fruits. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicines. The silver-topped sweet is even served as prashad in many temples and on auspicious and religious occasions. Varakh is also used in flavoured syrups as in Kesar (saffron) syrup. If one observes Varakh under a microscope one will find traces of blood, stools and saliva of a cattle or an ox. Varakh is not derived from an animal source.

However, a crucial material of animal origin, ox-gut, is used in its manufacture. This ox-gut is obtained from the slaughter house. The intestine (ox-gut), smeared with blood and mucus, is pulled out from the slaughtered animal by the butcher at the slaughterhouse, and sold for the specific purpose. This is then taken away to be cleaned and used in the manufacture of Varakh. The gut of an average cow, measuring 540 inches in length and 3 inches in diameter, is cut open into a piece measuring 540" x 10". From this, strips of 9" x 10" are cut to give approximately 60 pieces of ox-gut, which are then piled on top of each other and bound to form a book of 171 leaves. Next, small thin strips of silver are placed between the sheets and the book slipped into a leather pouch. These bundles are hammered continuously for a day to produce extremely thin foils of silver of 3" x 5".The leather and ox-gut, being supple, can withstand the intense manual hammering for up to 8 hours a day till such time as the silver is beaten to the desired thickness. When ready, the foil is carefully lifted from between the leaves of ox-gut and placed between sheets of paper to be sold to the sweet shops. A booklet of 160 foils weighs approximately 10 grams and costs few hundred rupees. To make a single booklet of 171 sheets, the guts of 3 cows are used. And the yield per book is generally 160 foils of silver, the rest of which may be damaged or unfit for use. Thus one book, used on an average of 300 days of the year yields approximately 48,000 foils of silver which means that each ox-gut yields an estimated 16,000 foils. The leather used for the pouch to hold the book (made from ox-gut), is cowhide or calf leather, and uses about 232 sq. inches of material. Assuming the size of an average cowhide to be 18 sq. ft or 2,600 sq. Inches, the yield per hide will be approximately 10 leather pouches. Usually 4 foils are used per kilograms of sweets and the ox-gut of one cow is used to produce foil for approximately 4,000 kilograms of sweets. It is estimated that the average consumption of sweets by a middle class family of four in India is about 100 kilograms per year.Thus, an average middle class Indian family of four consuming approximately 100 kg of sweets per year for forty years consumes silver foil produced with the gut of 3 cows and one-tenth of a cow hide in India 275 tons of silver is transformed into Varakh that utilises the intestines of 516,000 cows and calf leather of 17,200 animals each year.

शाकाहार एवं व्यसन मुक्त जीवन शैली-राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन संपन्न

परम पूज्य आचार्य श्री 108 ज्ञान सागर जी महाराज ससंघ के पावन सानिनध्य में दिनांक 16 व 17 नवम्बर को 'शाकाहार एवं व्यसन मुक्त जीवन शैली विषय पर दो दिवसीय सम्मेलन का आयोजन सिरी फोर्ट आडिटोरियम खेल गांव नर्इ दिल्ली में अभूतपूर्व धर्म प्रभावना के साथ संपन्न हुआ।

सम्मेलन का उदघाटन 16 नवम्बर को भारतीय प्राणी कल्याण समिति के अध्यक्ष श्री सत्येन्द्र सिंह ने किया। सम्मेलन के आठ सत्रों में संरक्षक डा. डी.सी. जैन, अध्यक्ष श्री सतेन्द्र सिंह, महासचिव डा. एच.एस. जैन, दिगम्बर जैन सभा बाहुबलि एन्कलेव के अध्यक्ष 'नरेश चन्द जैन, उपाध्यक्ष पवन कुमार जैन, सचिव नवीन जैन, कोषाध्यक्ष सुरेश चन्द जैन प्रमुख रूप से उपसिथत रहे। इस अवसर पर परम पूज्य आचार्य श्री 108 ज्ञान सागर जी महाराज ने प्रत्येक सत्र में विद्वानों द्वारा प्रस्तुत आलेखों की समीक्षा की। परम पूज्य आचार्य श्री ने अपनी दिव्य देशना में 'शाकाहार एवं व्यसन मुक्त जीवन शैली की महत्ता पर प्रकाश डाला। जिसके आधार पर प्रत्येक मनुष्य अपने जीवन का उत्थान कर सकता है। आचार्य ज्ञान सागर जी महाराज ने अपने अपने विषय के अधिकारी विद्वानों के आलेखों की प्रशंसा की तथा आलेखों में उठी अनेक शंकाओं का समाधान आगमानुसार किया। आचार्यश्री ने कहा कि इन विद्वानों के कंधों पर हमारी संस्कृति का संरक्षण व संवर्धन का दायित्व है। परम पूज्य आचार्य श्री ने कहा कि हमें मात्र चर्चा ही नहीं करना है उसे आचरण में भी उतारना है। विद्वानों के उत्साह व प्रभावना की आचार्यश्री ने प्रशंसा करते हुए अपनी दिव्य देशना दी।

सम्मेलन में दिल्ली, खतौली, अलीगढ़ के विधालयों एवं श्यामा प्रसाद मुखर्जी कालेज एवं विभिन्न क्षेत्रों के महिला समाज द्वारा उद्वेश्यपूर्ण नाटिका एवं स्वागत गीत की प्रस्तुति की ग्रह। इस कार्यक्रम को सभी के द्वारा सराहा गया। इस सम्मेलन में 'आल इंडिया इन्स्टयूट आफ मेडिकल साइंस के प्रसि(âदय रोग विशेषज्ञ डा0 एस.मनचंदा, न्यूरो फीजिशियन डा. कामेश्वर प्रसाद, किडनी रोग विशेषज्ञ डा. एस.के अग्रवाल, डा0 मंजरी त्रिपाठी, न्यूरोलोजिस्ट डा0 विनय गोयल एवं डा0 राका जैन;ड्रग एडीक्शनद्धउपसिथत थे। मसितष्क रोग विशेषज्ञ डा0 डी0 सी0 जैन, आहार व न्यूट्रीशन विशेषज्ञ डा0 रमेश बिजलानी, एवं डा0 मोनिका जैन गैस्ट्रोएन्टरोलोजिस्ट फोर्टिस अस्पताल, डा0 अंशुल जैन, âदय रोग विशेषज्ञ, फोर्टिस हासिपटल, ट्रोमा सेन्टर डा. अमिता जैन, मेजर जनरल खरब, डा0 एस0 पी0 गौतम की उपसिथति सराहनीय रही।



Dec 8, 2013, Mumbai: Vineet Jain, Managing Director of The Times of India Group, has been named 'Impact Person of the Year' for his "industry-shaping initiatives that have redefined media consumption in the digital age". The award, instituted by the exchange4media group to recognize excellence in advertising, media and marketing space, was conferred on Jain at a ceremony presided by Union Minister for Law and Communications Kapil Sibal and exchange4media chairman Annurag Batra. Reading out the citation, Colors CEO Raj Nayak said Vineet Jain "was the first to realize the potential of entertainment and lifestyle content to attract young consumers to the media, and made this the cornerstone of success in his business.

He has set a benchmark with his path-breaking work to create young and vibrant media products and led the paradigm shift to the adoption of technology in the media & entertainment industry." The citation said, adding that Jain's "keen foresight allows him to anticipate change in the industry. His brilliant creative mind, sharp business acumen and radically different thought process made it possible for the Times Group to sustain growth and remain highly profitable even in an economic downturn. To him goes the credit for taking forward the 175-year-old legacy of the iconic Times of India, expanding the brand to new frontiers and making it relevant to the consumer of today," the citation added, while calling Jain a "dynamic leader".

Delivering the keynote address, Kapil Sibal said leaders in the media and entertainment industry and outside need to understand the meaning of democracy and the idea of India. Reiterating the Times Group's core philosophy of neutrality, Vineet Jain said, "We have no political masters; nor do we have any hidden agenda. If there's anybody's side we take, it is that of our readers." Jain ended his speech by saying, "We need to unite as an industry to resist attempts by governments and other authorities to trespass on the freedom of media, often behind the smokescreen of regulation. Freedom of expression - indeed the very idea of democracy - rests on the foundation of a free and fair media."


Age: 49, Satyendra Kumar Jain is an architect by profession. He was working with the CPWD. He had to quit from the job due to prevailing corruption in the department. Mr. Jain actively participated in the Jan Lokpal Satyagrah. He is also a well-known social worker. He helped Chitrakoot-based social organization Drishti, working for visually impaired girls, with construction of the organization's building. He is also associated with social organization Sparsh, which works for mentally challenged children. He also organizes mass marriages for poor girls.


December 19, 2013, Bangalore based entrepreneur Mr. Suddhir Jain, founder and managing director of Bionova, was honoured with Rashtriya Udyog Ratan Award during the seminar held in New Delhi on “Individual Achievement for Economic & Social Development” for contributing towards economic development in the country. The award was given by Hon’ble Manikrao Hodlya Gavit - Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment. Other guests were: Hon’ble Bhai Mahaveer - Former governor of Madhya Pradesh, Hon’ble Ms. Alka Lamba - President of Go India Foundation, Hon’ble Dr. Joginder Singh - Former CBI Director and Hon’ble Haroon M. M - Member of Parliament.

Bionova Lifesciences is an application research and formulation company in India. Bionova holds a recognition of being only company of it’s kind in India which is application research & formulation company manufacturing nutritional formulations for human & animal.

One of its research formulation that made a tremendous value towards the economic growth is the product which is a replacement to a chemical called DL-Methionine (DLM). DLM is used in poultry feed as an essential amino acid component for bringing in uniformity in growth of birds. It is learnt from the industry that there are very few companies manufacturing DLM in the world and none of them are from India. Hence it is imperative to import DLM in India as there is no alternative. As Bionova pioneers in application research & formulations, the founder and managing director Mr. Suddhir Jain took a long way initiative and developed formulations which mimic the functional properties of DLM in poultry feed. The company have sold nearly 1.5 lakh Kg of this product which gave diminutive but important contribution towards saving foreign exchange of our country.

The seminar is organized every year by Economic Growth Society of India (EGSI) is a voluntary Organization Registered under the societies Act of 1860.. It supports the Government to ensure success of the Economic reforms initiated in July 1991. It firmly believes in government and business circle partnership. EGSI have a theme of coordinate the people all around India with honors to Individual Better work in their field to promote the areas like corporate, social, medical, institutions & educational. EGSI recognizes men and women from various fields for their outstanding services, achievements and contributions to society.


BBC Radio journalist and presenter Ritula Shah,a member of the Jain community has won this years GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award. She was presented with the award at a ceremony in London on November 27th. The GG2 awards are now in their 15th year and are organised by the Asian Media and Marketing Group, the publishers of Garavi Gujarat.

Ritula is the lead presenter of the World Tonight, a daily news and current affairs programme on BBC Radio 4. She has become a role model for many in the Asian community since her confirmation in October 2013 as the lead presenter of the World Tonight, one of the most thoughtful program on BBC Radio 4 that focuses mainly on the foreign affairs. Ritula travels extensively for her work and in the past year has reported from Guantanamo Bay, China, the US and Europe. Radio 4's Controller Gwyneth Williams praised Ritula's "'experience, intelligence and international perspective" and said " I am delighted to hand Radio 4's treasure that is World Tonight to Ritula Shah". She was hailed as a "persistent but polite interviewer" by Alaistair Burnett, editor of the World Tonight who noted that she had a breadth of knowledge across the global news agenda and British Politics needed for this uniquely challenging role. She is also an active member of the Oshwal Jain community of London and participates in various Institute of Jainology's activities. Currently she is ranked 61st of the 100 most influential women in the UK. Source: Mr. Jay Sukh Mehta, E-Mail:


Dec 2, 2013, Mumbai: Exim Bank nominated IAS officer Anurag Jain as its acting Chairman and Managing Director after the retirement of incumbent TCA Ranganathan.

Anurag Jain is a 1989 batch IAS officer and has been a Joint Secretary, Financial Inclusion and Chief Vigilance Officer at the Financial Services Department of the Union Finance Ministry before his appointment as Exim Bank CMD, the premier export finance institution. Anurag Jain is a graduate in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and holds a Masters degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the public policy school of the University of Syracuse. He is also on the boards of the Punjab National Bank, the National Insurance Company and IFCI.


Dec 22, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited bagged The Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL) Top Exporter Award for outstanding export performance in three categories. The PLEXCONCIL Awards for the two financial years 2011-12 and 2012-13 were presented by M. P. Taparia, Managing Director of Supreme Industries at the PLEXCONCIL Biennial Export Award function in Mumbai.

 A world leader in agricultural products, Jain Irrigation received the PLEXCONCIL Top Exporter Awards for 2011-12 in three categories, namely PVC Foam Sheets, Pipes & Hoses and Drip Irrigation Systems. The Company continued its outstanding performance and once again bagged the Top Exporter Award in 2012-13 for all the three categories. The awards were presented to the senior executives of the company; the 2011-12 awards were received by S. R. Balasubramaniam (PVC Foam Sheets), Mrs. Madhvi Patil (Pipes & Hoses) and V. L. Nikam (Drip Irrigation). The awards for 2012-13 were received jointly by Sanjay Daryapurkar, Y. Shrikant and Viquar Khan. PLEXCONCIL Awards are given in recognition of outstanding export performance. Jain Irrigation Systems Limited has been a recipient of the PLEXCONCIL Awards every year since 1991.

The company is a manufacturer of a wide variety of PVC pipes, PE pipes, water and gas transportation pipes, ducts for optical fibre cables and drip irrigation pipes. It is also engaged in tissue culture of bananas and pomegranates and is the world's largest processor of mangoes and is the world's second largest processor of onions and vegetables.

उपाध्याय श्री पुष्कर मुनि जी म. के साहित्य पर रिंकू देवड़ा को पीएच0 डी0

उदयपुर 7 दिसम्बर 2013। जयनारायण विश्वविद्यालय, जोधपुर (राजस्थान) द्वारा श्रीमती रिंकू देवड़ा को विधावाचस्पति (पीएच0 डी0) की उपाधि प्रदान की गई है। विश्वविद्यालय के हिन्दी विभाग के अन्तर्गत श्रीमती देवड़ा ने ''हिन्दी जैन कथा साहित्य और पुष्करमुनि का कथा संसार'' विषय पर अपना शोध प्रबन्ध प्रस्तुत कर यह उपलब्धि हासिल की। डा0 रिंकू देवड़ा ने डा0 राजकृष्ण दुग्गड़ के निर्देशन अपना शोध कार्य संपन्न किया है।

डा0 रिंकू ने अपने शोध प्रबन्ध में उपाध्याय श्री पुष्करमुनिजी के साहित्यिक व्यक्तित्व को उजागर करते हुए बताया कि उन्होंने प्राकृत-ससकृत के आगम और आगमेतर साहित्य की सभी कथाओं को आधुनिक हिन्दी भाषा में प्रस्तुत किया। प्राचीन भारत की अनेक सासकृतिक छवियाँ प्रस्तुत करते हुए कथाकार श्री पुष्कर मुनि जी ने अपनी प्रस्तुति में पारिवारिक और सामाजिक मूल्यों को पर्याप्त स्थान दिया है। कथाओं के पात्र जीवन के विविध रंगों में नहाते हैं, लेकिन प्राय: हर कथा का उपसंहार निवृतिमय करके पुष्कर मुनि जी ने जीवन के चरम लक्ष्य मोक्ष का स्मरण कराया है। डा. रिंकू ने बताया कि श्रमणसंघीय सलाहकार पूज्य श्री दिनेष मुनि जी की प्रेरणा और आषीर्वाद से यह शोधकार्य सम्पन्न हुआ।

उल्लेखनीय है कि इससे पूर्व उपाध्याय श्री पुष्कर मुनि जी म0 पर वर्ष 2004 में श्रीमती डा0 अनीता गन्ना ने मोहनलाल सुखाडिया विश्वविद्यालय के जैन विधा एवं प्राकृत विभाग के पूर्व सह आचार्य डा0 उदयचंद जैन के निर्देशन में उपाध्याय पुष्कर मुनि के अमरसूरि महाकाव्य का समीक्षात्मक अध्ययन पर तथा वर्ष 2005 में महासती डा0 प्रज्ञाश्री ने भी डा0 जैन के निर्देशन में उपाध्याय पुष्कर मुनि का जैन हिन्दी कथा साहित्य एवं अनुशीलन विषय पर एवं श्रीमती डा0 चेतना मेनारिया ने वर्ष 2012 में सुखाडिया विश्वविद्यालय के जैन विधा एवं प्राकृत विभाग के आचार्य डा0 एच0 सी0 जैन के निर्देशन में 'उपाध्याय पुष्कर मुनि के साहित्य में प्रतिपादित समाज'' पर एवं श्रीमती पुष्पा जैन (खोखावत) ने वर्ष 2012 में विधापीठ विश्वविद्यालय के हिन्दी राजस्थानी विभाग के मानविकी संकाय के पूर्व निदेशक डा. देव कोठारी के निर्देशन में ''उपाध्याय पुष्कर मुनि का साहित्य: एक समीक्षात्मक अनुशीलन'' विषय पर (पीएच.डी) की उपाधि प्राप्त की थी। Source: E-Mail:



New Delhi, Dec 12: Minority Affairs Minister K. Rahman Khan said government has received several representations for giving minority status to Jains. “It is under consideration,” he said in a written reply to a question as to whether government proposes to provide minority status to Jains in the country. According to existing law, five communities - Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) - are notified as minority communities and enjoy the benefits and schemes meant for minorities. Jains have long been demanding recognition as a separate religion, saying their religious practices are unique and it is unfair to club them with Hindus.

जैन समाज को अल्पसंख्यक दर्जा देने की मांग न्यायसंगत प्रणव मुखर्जी

नई दिल्ली, 18 दिसम्बर 2013: अहिंसा विश्व भारती के संस्थापक आचार्य डा0 लोकेश मुनि के नेतृत्व में एक जैन विश्व मंडल ने भारत के  राष्ट्रपति डा0 प्रणव मुखर्जी से भेंट कर जैन समाज को राश्ट्रीय स्तर पर अल्पसंख्यक दर्जा दिलाने की मांग की। राश्ट्रपति डा0 प्रणव मुखर्जी ने राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर जैन समुदाय को अल्पसंख्यक का दर्जा दिलाने पर सहमति व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि राष्ट्र निर्माण में जैन समाज के योगदान को अनदेखा नही किया जा सकता।

जैन दर्शन के अहिंसा व शांतिपूर्ण सह अस्तित्व के सिद्धांत विश्व में बढ़ते तनाव व हिंसा को निबटने कि लिए आज पहले से ज्यादा प्रासंगिक है। उन्होंने कहा कि जैन दर्शन के सिद्धांतों का विष्व शाति में महत्वपूर्ण योगदान है। राश्ट्रपति ने जैन समाज की लंबे समय से विचाराधीन अल्पसंख्यक दर्जा दिलाये जाने की मांग को न्यायसंगत बताया।

इस अवसर पर राष्ट्रपति ने आचार्य डा. लोकेश मुनि के नेतृत्व में अहिंसा विश्व  भारती द्वारा चलाये जा रहे कन्या भ्रुण हत्या के खिलाफ चलाये जा रहे राष्ट्रव्यापी अभियान की प्रषंसा करते हुए कहा कि महिला अपराध व कन्या भ्रुण हत्या को केवल कानून के बल पर नहीं रोका जा सकता, इसके लिए लोगों की मानसिकता को बदलना होगा। कन्या भ्रुण हत्याओं की घटनाओं से समाज में हिंसा अराजकाता तथा नैतिक मूल्यो का संकट बढेगा।

प्रखर चिंतक एवं अहिंसा विष्व भारती के संस्थापक आचार्य डा0 लोकेश मुनि ने राष्ट्रपति को ग्रंथ ‘अजन्मा अभिशाप’ भेंट करते हुए कहा कि कन्या भ्रुण हत्या की घटनायें अशिक्षित से ज्यादा शिक्षित वर्ग में व गरीब से ज्यादा सम्पन्न वर्ग में हो रही है यह और अधिक चिन्ता का विशय है। उन्होंने कहा कि संवाद के द्वारा व्यक्ति, समाज व राष्ट्र के बीच टकराव की घटनाओं को रोका जा सकता है। उन्होंने समाज में हिंसा और आतंक की घटनाओं को रोकने के लिए सरकारी स्तर पर अहिंसा प्रशिक्षण के कार्यक्रम को चलाये जाने की मांग की। आचार्य डा0 लोकेश मुनि ने राष्ट्रपति के जैन समुदाय को अल्पयंख्यक का दर्जा दिलाने के आश्वासन का स्वागत करते हुए कहा कि जैन समाज अब प्रतिक्षा में हे कि यह प्रस्ताव अब जल्द घोषणा का रूप लें और जैन समाज की 109 वर्ष लंबित यह मांग पूरी हो। सम्पर्क सूत्र: केनु अग्रवाल, मीडिया प्रभारी, 9811025332, आचार्य लोकेश आश्रम, 63/1 ओल्ड राजेन्द्र नगर, करोल बाग मेट्रो स्टेशन के समीप, नई दिल्ली-60, E-Mail: , www.ahimsavishwabharti.org

भगवान आदिनाथ जी के मोक्ष-कल्याणक 29 जनवरी से जैन धर्म रक्षकों द्वारा देशव्यापी "जैन अधिकार रैली और आमरण - अनशन"

केंद्र सरकार के अप्ल्संख्यक मंत्री के0 रहमान खान द्वारा 12 दिसम्बर 2013 को लोक सभा में जानकारी दी गयी थी कि जैनो को अल्पसंख्यकता दी जायेगी! इस सुचना के आधार पर विश्व जैन संगठन ने अपनी सहयोगी संस्थायों से विचार-विमर्श करने के बाद निर्णय लिया कि यदि सरकार द्वारा 20 जनवरी 2014 तक इस विषय में निर्णय नहीं लिया तो भगवान आदिनाथ जी के मोक्ष-कल्याणक 29 जनवरी 2014 को प्रात: 11 बजे से जैन धर्म रक्षकों द्वारा देशव्यापी "जैन अधिकार रैली और आमरण - अनशन" का आयोजन जंतर-मंतर, नई दिल्ली पर किया जायेगा जो जैन अधिकार मिलने तक जारी रहेगा! संजय जैन, अध्यक्ष - विश्व जैन संगठन मो.: 09312278313, E-Mail:


Medicine for Blood Cancer has been found

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4th Dec, 2013, The Jain Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to cure muscular dystrophies caused by dysferlin protein deficiency, announced the signing of a Master Service Agreement with Cellular Dynamics International. CDI will create five induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines from patients with these dystrophies. As there are currently no effective treatments for these genetic disorders, establishing model iPSC lines is an important step toward developing new drugs and therapies for these patients.

Dysferlin is a protein thought to be involved in skeletal muscle repair. Genetic defects in the gene that codes for the protein result in two types of muscular dystrophy: Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and Miyoshi muscular dystrophy 1 (MMD1). Symptoms include weakness and progressive muscle wasting, and onset typically occurs in young adults. CDI will employ their My Cell (R) Products line to create LGMD2B/Miyoshi patient-derived iPSC lines. iPSC technology is based on reprogramming adult cells to a pluripotent stem cell state, whereby the resulting iPSCs, and the somatic cells derived from them, carry the genotypic backgrounds of the original donors and model the disease. A primary goal of the Jain Foundation is to use these disease models for drug discovery.

About the Jain Foundation - The Jain Foundation is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to cure muscular dystrophies caused by dieseling protein deficiency, which includes the clinical presentations Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and Miyoshi muscular dystrophy 1 (MMD1). The foundation is privately funded and does not solicit funding from patients or other sources. The Foundation's focused strategy includes funding and actively monitoring the progress of scientific research projects in key pathways towards a cure, providing financial and logistical support to promising drug candidates to accelerate them to clinical trials, funding clinical trials and studies, encouraging collaboration among scientists, and educating LGMD2B/Miyoshi patients about their disease and helping them with their diagnosis (e.g., funding dysferlin protein and gene mutational analysis).


Dec, 11, Pune Until recently, it used to be a one-man race at the Royal Western India Turf Club elections. But not any more. The stage is set for the ‘derby’ with incumbent chief Khushroo Dhunjibhoy and the former Chairman Vivek Jain gunning for the chairman’s post in the 98th Annual General Body Meeting scheduled at Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai on December 17.

Ten candidates are in the fray for this prestigious election. According to members, this election would be a very close call unlike in the previous three years wherein it was just a formality. Jaydev Mody, Ram Shroff, Shyam Ruia and Shivlal Daga form the Dhunjibhoy lobby. Dhunjibhoy’s tenure for the next 12 months will be decided by the 2000-odd members who will caste their votes. Former chairman Vivek Jain, who could not make it to the chair in the last elections, admitted that this year it will be different and a close call. “We had all our four members garnering maximum votes, but unfortunately we could not get the magic figure of five,” said Jain, who has roped in G. Vahanvaty, the club’s steward, in his camp. Meanwhile, this year’s election will be held after the AGM unlike last year when the members cast their votes while the meeting was still on.


International Jain Foundation (IJF) is a four month old Pune-based organisation set up to spread Jainism in a scientific and logical way using modern teaching methods. Current projects include an ultra modern library, a modern classroom - both near Hyde Park Society., Jainism by whatsapp, Jiv-daya projects, etc. Head Quartered at Pune, IJF intends to spread it's wing world-wide. A ultra modern Class room with Wi-fi enabled computerised Audio-Video system, Sound System is in the making to conduct classes in Jainism. This shall also be available to Jain Samaj for other Jain activities. The Core Planning Team includes Manish Vora, Jayesh Shah, Paras Shah, Dhanesh Shah, Atul Shah and Narendra Chhajed works under the guidance of Bhaishreeji.

International Jain Foundation has completed the following projects in last four months..
*Creation of an ultra modern Library
*A course in Jainsm by sms (now to appear as a Whars App course)
* Foundations of Jainsm - a 5 session course at IJF Centre
* Fundamentals of Jainism - a 6 session course at IJF Centre.
* Foundation Course as above in Meera Anand Society (SS Road)
* Jiv-daya project of Diwali without Crackers in 24 Sanghs of Pune + 2 Outstation Sanghs with 800 children abstaining from hinsa.
* Funding food for animals in Manoj Oswal's 'Friends for Animals' program (ongoing project).

Foundation invites intellectuals to join this movement where anyone can serve Jin-Sashan in a modern way. Jin-Vaani by WhatsApp is slated to become the most popular mobile program in Jainism for 2014. Anyone with 50 Jain members can launch mobile group on whatsapp. We already have 42 GLs. (If you just want to learn Jainism by whatsapp, msg JV-wa). IJF endevours to bring professional touch to each project so that they are held efficiently and systematically.


24-Dec, Pujya Gurudev Naypadmasagarji Maharaj Saheb, founder & mentor of JIO, envisages that no Jain shall remain without shelter, without job, without food and without basic education by 2025. JIO plans to open its offices in some of the countries outside India having large population of Jains, such as Thailand, Singapore, Dubai etc. In India, JIO will start its offices at Mumbai, Delhi, Ahemdabad etc. Hemant Shah, prominent leader of JIO informed that multiple mega events will take place on Feb. 15th and 16th, 2014 at NSCI, Worli, Mumbai. The events will include multi-trade fair, Jain heritage pavilion, Jain food festival, job mela, seminars and conferences, B2B meetings, JIO award function and announcement of JIO office bearers.

Mahavir Janma-Kalyanak shall be celebrated in a big way with participation of entire Jain Community irrespective of sect on Apr. 13, 2014. JIO has already started International Settlement Forum (ISF). The first matter under this forum was 100 years old dispute between Shewatamber Jains & Digamber Jains for Kambojgiri Tirthkshetra near Kolhapur. An amicable settlement was reached in this matter and both the parties have withdrawn 315 court cases. Twice a year, JIO proposes to organize Group Weddings for which Jains shall voluntarily contribute. Such weddings shall be performed as per Jain rituals on a grand scale. JIO proposes to launch JIO Ahinsa Card for its members availing advantage of bulk purchasing. In due course, the benefits shall be extended to the entire Jain Community.


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