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