Monday, January 20, 2014


NATIONAL MINORITY STATUS FOR JAINS FINALLY RESPECTED SIR / MADAM WE WELCOME THE NEWS AND CONVEY OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE HON'BLE PRIME MINISTER ,UPA CHAIRPERSON SMT.SONIA GANDHIJI, SRI RAHUL GANDHI JI AND UNION MINISTER SRI R AHMAN KHAN SAHIB PARTICULAR... WE ARE EXTREMELY THANKFUL TO UPA GOVERNMENT IN TOTAL AND ONE AND ALL WHO HAS WHOLE-HEARTEDLY SUPPORTED THE JAIN COMMUNITY TO GET A NATIONAL MINORITY STATUS...IT IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT AND DEFINITELY JAIN COMMUNITY AS EVERYONE THINKS AND DESIRES WILL USE IT IN NATION BUILDING AND FOR THE WELFARE OF ONE AND ALL ONLY We have been denied Minority status so many years though as per Indian census 2001 we are just 42 lakhs among 100 crore enumerated.. What we get through Minority status is right to establish and administer our temples, institutions, educational trusts, museums, preserve our culture, heritage and belief to the best of our own hands without Government interference. Just think for a moment and calculate money spent by Jain samaj all over India on temples, sthankas, bhavans, educational institutions, Goshalas, medical hospitals , dispensaries, pinjarapoles, ancient heritage, monuments, book banks, blood banks, artificial limbs centers, reserach centers for Jainlogy and administrative training foundation. As per consensus it is believed that in last 66 years since independence our community has spent more than 100 billion rupees in various assets and institutions and every year as per conservative estimate we spend almost thousands of crores in ch arity... Most of us have done all these selflessly, out of compassion and empathy. Times have changed since independence We don't have quality of leadership which respects our ethos, sacrifices. Most of political class fight for power to amass wealth at the cost of people, They can pass any order and take over all our assets by a stroke of pen. But once we have Constitutional status of Minority, we have protection and they will not dare to harm or hurt us. . We are a peace loving community.We cant fight like others do. We can only file court cases when our assets come under challenge but the way our system works, it will take 30-40 years to get justice and by that time all our assets will be squandered. What answer we will give to posterity and our departed souls of ancestors if we cant preserve them? Just think: Girnarji in Gujarat is our sacred Tirth for ages. Our 22 nd Tirthankar Lord Neminathji attained Nirvana but two of hills have already been taken over by vested interest as some agitation was engineered saying he was God of tribals. The objective is to loot forest wealth. What is heritage to us is just wealth for some one. Time has come to think afresh. We should claim our rightful constitutional status not for gaining employment or some benefits but to preserve our religion, heritage and culture for posterity. We are already reduced to small numbers but what is in freestore for future should cause ripples within us Please support us and highlight the success of the agitation as we all have a collective duty towards our culture and heritage to protect and administer what we created out of sweat Thanks a lot.. Regards.. Sajjan Raj Mehta.. CHAIRMAN..JAIN CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE Ex President.Jain Yuva Sangathan,Bangalore

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