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.
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