Letter from U.S.A.

JAINA recognition awards presented at San Francisco
Prakash Mody and Paulomi Gudka among award recipients

Prakash Mody

Paulomi Gudka

Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) at its 13th Biennial Convention from July 1 to 4, 2005 at San Francisco Bay Area, USA announced Awards for life time achievements and recognition of meritorious services. Life Time Achievement Award (Posthumously) is awarded to Late Acharya Sushilmuni (1926-1994) and Life Time Achievement Award to Gurudev Chitrabhanuji. Jaina Ratna Award is presented to Mansukhlal Doshi of Chicago.  Twelve Adults and five Youths are Recognised with Awards that included Toronto's Prakash Mody and Paulomi Gudka. 

It is a matter of pride for the Jain Society of Toronto (JSOT) for this recognition of Prakashbhai Mody and Paulomi Gudka, who are active life members for receiving this prestigious awards. Prakashbhai is recognized for his long services in the interfaith - multifaith and other multifarious Jainism related activates. Paulomi's services include activities with JSOT, IMJM (Canada) and Young Jains Professionals (YJP). Congratulations to Prakash Mody and Paulomi Gudka.

The Federation of JAINA is an umbrella organization of local Jain Associations in USA and Canada and was started with the blessings from Gurudev Shri Chitrabhanuji and Acharya Shri Sushil Kumarji. It was initiated at the first Jain Convention held in Los Angeles in 1981 and formalized at the second Jain Convention in New York in 1983.

JAINA is a federation of 62 Jain organizations representing more than 100,000 Jains living in USA and Canada without any distinction based on sect, language or region. It has provided a forum to foster friendship and unity among various Jain communities in North America.

Visit  Jain Center of Northern California (Convention Host), Milpitas, CA www.jcnc.org and JAINA www.jaina.org for complete details of the convention or contact Dharm Jain, 416 225 2415



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