Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gazette notification for Religious minority status for Jain community

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Gazette notification for Jain minority status

Central Government of India declared Jain as religious minority. The cabinet have taken this decision few days back. However, the status has been notified on January 27, Monday. A copy of original gazette notification is posted above for your perusal. Ministry of minority affairs have declared in this notification Jain as minorities. Muslim, Sikh, Christians, Bauddh and Parsis were already included in this list. Notification says that Jain is included with these five communities.

Members of Jain community are now legally eligible of getting all such advantages and benefits prescribed for minority communities and claim for such benefits.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Jain won and lost in recent assembly elections in 4 states

Large numbers of Jain candidates contested in recent Assembly elections. List of major Jain candidates won and lost in these assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Chhatisgarh and Delhi are as follows: 12 Jain candidates won in Assembly elections in Rajasthan. 9 of them are from BJP, 2 from Indian National congress and 1 candidate won as independent.  Gualb Chand Kataria is included in the ministry and placed in the cabinet.


Ajeet Mehta  Tonk BJP
Kailash Bhansali Jodhpur BJP
Banwarilal Singhal Alwar BJP
Manak Chand Surana Lunkaransar Independent
Gautam Kumar Dak Badi Sadri  BJP
Mewaram Jain Barmer Congress
Gulab Chand Kataria Udaipur BJP
Gyan Chand Parakh Pali BJP
Pradyumn Singh Rajakheda Congress
Dali Chanmd Dangi Mavli BJP
Pratap Singh Singhvi Chhabda BJP
Dr Mrs Manju Bagmar Jayal BJP

5 Jain candidates lost in this assembly election in Rajasthan. 3 of them are from Congress, one from BJP and 1 as BSP candidate.

Sanjay Bafna Sanganer Congress
Shanti Dhariwal Kota (South) Congress
Sanyam Lodha Sirohi Congress
Vivek Bohra Rajakheda BJP
Mahavir Lodha Nokha BSP

 Madhya Pradesh (MP)

12 Jain candidates won in Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh (MP). 10 of them are from BJP and 2 from Indian National congress. Paras Jain, Jayant Malayya and Surendra Patwa are sworn as ministers in MP.

Chetan Kashyap Ratlam BJP
Paras Jain Ujjain BJP
Shailendra Jain Sagar BJP
Jayant Malayya Damoh BJP
Sharad Jain Jabalpur (North) BJP
Nishank Kumar Jain Vasoda Congress
Surendra Patwa Bhojpur BJP
Omprakash Saklecha Javad BJP
Anil Jain  Nivadi BJP
Kanwar Kothari Sarangpur BJP
Hemant Khandelwal Betul BJP
Girish Bhandari Narsingh Garh Congress

2 Jain candidates lost in this assembly election in  Madhya Pradesh (MP). 1 of them is from Congress and one from BJP.

Devendra Jain Kolaras BJP
Ramchandra Dangi Byabra Congress

4 Jain candidates won from Chhatisgarh.

Rajesh Munot Raipur BJP
Santosh Bafna Jagdalpur
Labhchand Bafna Saja
Vimal Chopra

Satyendra Jain has been elected in Delhi as Aam Aadmi candidate and sworn in as health Minister in Delhi state.

This list is little bit incomplete and we will try to complete and make it comprehensive. If you have any information please feel free to inform us  E-mail:  .

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Benefits of Religious Minority status for Jain Community

Government of India has now declared Religious Minority status for Jain Community. There are several benefits and advantages of having Religious Minority status. These benefits are institutional, social and personal.  Though we sought minority status simply to save our temples, pilgrimage centers, and our social / religious institution from Government interference; however, we should now avail, wherever required, all facilities provided for minority communities.
 This note is just for awareness of all Jains, especially those managing religious organizations and institutions.

Benefits and advantages

* Government can take over majority community temples and religious organizations but cannot touch any minority worship places and other organizations. Hence, this religious minority status will help us protecting Jain temples, pilgrimage centers, educational institutes and other organizations.

अल्पसंख्यकों के लिए राज्य सरकार का १०० करोड़ का बजट : अतिरिक्त मुख्य सचिव

Some other benefits and advantages of religious minority status are listed below.
  1. Religious Minority status for Jains will ensure protection of one of the oldest live religions of the world —Jainism as well as the unique Jain way of life.  Jain community will be eligible to conserve its religion, languages, culture etc as per provisions of article 25 to 30 of Indian constitution.
  2. The government cannot take over Jain religious places such as temples, dadabadi, samadhi,      pilgrimage centers, trusts etc. Moreover, the government has to take initiative for safety and security and development of such centers.
  3. Properties owned by Jain religious trusts will be exempted from rent control act. 
  4. Jain educational Institutes will have the right to teach Jainism and its philosophy.
  5. The government will provide various benefits in opening and running a school, college, hostel, research institutes, hospitals etc.  Government land will be obtained at a subsidized rate.  
  1. Government interference will be minimized in opening and running educational and other institutes.  
  2. Jain institutions will be able to reserve 50% seats for Jain students.
  3. Meritorious and BPL students will get the full exemption in tuition fees in schools. 
  4.  Jain students will be eligible of free or subsidize coaching in coaching colleges run by universities.  
  1. Jain students will be eligible of grants for training in business and administrative courses. 
  1. Jains will have access to cheaper and subsidized loan for technical and other education and also for business.  
  1. The government will pay grant and scholarship to promote cultural and games and sports activities to Jain students and youth.  
  1.  There will be wealth tax exemption for donations for charitable and religious causes.  
  1.  Jain community will get special benefits in government employment. 

A misconception to be removed
People, including many Jains, consider Jains as a rich and advanced society not in need of some government support or benefits like a reservation. However, this is not the complete truth.  It is, indeed, true that mainstream Jain communities likes of Oswal, Shrimal, Agrawal and Saraogi are rich business class communities and comparatively advanced; but there is a large population of Jains belonging to communities that are socially and economically deprived.

There are several communities belonging to low-income groups engaged in labor-intensive professions including small farming. The lesser known fact is that a large number of Jains belong to such groups are even below poverty line (BPL Jains). The almost unknown fact is that several Dalit, OBC, tribal and scheduled caste communities also follow Jainism. Even the mainstream Jain communities are largely ignorant of this fact. These deprived communities following Jainism are badly in need of central and state government schemes for minority communities.  

Here is a hastily prepared list of some lesser known Jain communities with their major engagements and localities. All these communities and many more following Jain religion are in dire need of the benefits of minority status.

Khandelwal — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Marathwada.
Asathi Vaishya —  Ayodhya (U P). 
Jaiswal — Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat.
Bagherwal— Rajasthan.
Porwal  Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh 
Humbad and Kuchchhi Oswal  Gujrat
Bogar — Karnataka

Bakarwal (shepherds) — Kashmir
Gujjars (shepherds) — in Western India
Bhavsar (tailors )Gujarat, Maharashtra, 
Chippiga and Saitwal (tailors ) — Maharashtra
Jain Koshti (weavers) — Vidarbh (Maharashtra)

Chaturth ( peasants) — South Maharashtra, North Karnataka
Jain Gouda ( peasants) — South Karnataka
Dhakad, Jaat ( peasants) — Haryana, Punjab, North Rajasthan, Western Uttar Pradesh
Nainar  — ( peasants)Tamil Nadu
Patidar  —( peasants) Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh
Sadaru  — ( peasants) Karnataka
Pancham (cultivators and traders ) — North Karnataka, South Maharashtra
Parwar (cultivators and Traders) Bundelkhand (M.P.-U.P.)

Jain KalarDharmpal, Metaraj,  Veerval  (Dalits)— Rajasthan and Malwa (MP).
Kshatriya Parmar in Gujarat, Meena in Rajasthan and Saraak in Bengal and Jharkhand are tribal communities whereas Khatri in Punjab is a warrior community following Jain religion. 

I urge all members of Jain communities to know about such benefits and claim it for themselves, community members, religious, social and educational institutes. 

Gazzete Notification

Admission opportunity for Jain students in Technology college

जैन वास्तव में धार्मिक अल्प संख्यक ही हैं

राजस्थान में खून की नदी न बहाने दें



Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year meet of Sakal Jain Samaj, Jaipur

Jain community in Jaipur has celebrated New Year as a social meet on january 5, the first Sunday of 2014 at Mahavira public school, C Scheme, Jaipur.  Jain saint Balacharya Siddhasen Maharaj addressed the crowd compiled both of Shwetambar and Digambar Jain people. He told that we, the Jain community worship Lord Mahavira but do not follow his preaching. We quarrel on small issues forgetting the core issues. He added that though he is Digambar by birth, he treat both Digambar and Swetambar in the same way. There are fifty thousand Shwetambar Jain following him.

Jyoti Kothari, convener of the Sakal Jain Samaj told that our philosophy, principles, Tirthankara and Navkar Mantra are same for all Jain communities. 99% issues are similar but we quarrel on 1% issues. He urged not to be divided any more on these 1%  and being united. He told that unity is the strength.

Renowned Jain personalities likes of Vimal Chand Surana, Justice Panachand Jain, Virendra Godika, Navratan Mal Kothari, Sanjay Bafna, Indra Badjatya, Sunish Maroo also addressed the audience.

Manak Kala, convener of the program reminded eleven promises that Sakal Jain Samaj wants to be implemented. He urged to take oath on these eleven issues that audience accepted.

Dr KL Jain, Secretary, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Prakash Ajmera felicitated Chief guest Dr Arun Chaturvedi, Cultural and social Welfare minister, Rajasthan government. Jain saint Balacharya Siddhasen Maharaj admired Manak Kala and Jyoti Kothari for uniting Shwetambar and Digambar Jain communities. He garlanded both and also put turbans on their head.

विधायक अभिनन्दन एवं सकल जैन समाज का नव वर्ष मिलन

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

विधायक अभिनन्दन एवं सकल जैन समाज का नव वर्ष मिलन

विधायक अभिनन्दन एवं सकल जैन समाज का नव वर्ष मिलन

सकल जैन समाज, जयपुर राजस्थान के नव निर्वाचित सभी जैन विधायकों एवं जयपुर के सभी विधायकों का अभिनन्दन समारोह आयोजित करने जा रहा है. नव वर्ष २०१४ के प्रथम रविवार ५ जनवरी को महावीर  पब्लिक स्कूल प्रांगण, सी स्कीम, जयपुर में प्रातः १० बजे से नव वर्ष मिलन के रूप में इसे मनाया जायेगा। कार्यक्रम के पश्चात सभी साधर्मी वन्धुओं का प्रीति भोज भी रखा गया है जिसमे १० से १५ हज़ार व्यक्तियों के सम्मिलित होने कि सम्भावना है.

श्वेताम्बर- दिगंबर जैन समाज कि एकता हेतु स्थापित यह मंच जैन एकता के लिए अथक प्रयास कर रहा है. इसी वर्ष दिगंबर जैन राष्ट्रसंत मुनि श्री तरुण सागर जी महाराज एवं श्वेताम्बर जैन राष्ट्रसंत पूज्य श्री ललितप्रभ सागर एवं चन्द्रप्रभ सागर जी महाराज का एक मंच पर ४३ दिनों तक प्रवचन करवा कर श्वेताम्बर- दिगंबर जैन एकता कि मिशाल कायम की गई. इसी क्रम में अन्य श्वेताम्बर- दिगंबर जैन संतों को साथ ले कर सामूहिक क्षमापना भी आयोजित किया गया. इसी कड़ी को आगे बढ़ाते हुए इस नव वर्ष मिलन समारोह का आयोजन किया जा रहा है. कार्यक्रम के संयोजक श्री मानक काला एवं श्री ज्योति कुमार कोठारी हैं. जैन समाज के सभी समुदायों के गणमान्य व्यक्ति गण आयोजन समिति में सम्मिलित हैं. 

इस कार्यक्रम में राजस्थान के सभी नवनिर्वाचित जैन विधायकों को भी आमंत्रित किया गया है जिससे जैन एकता का राजस्थान भर में प्रसार हो. जयपुर शहर के सभी विधायक  समारोह में  पधारेंगे। सभी जैन बंधुओं से निवेदन है कि इस कार्यक्रम में अधिक से अधिक संख्या में पधार कर आयोजन कि शोभा में अभिवृद्धि करें।

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