1st Winter Program of ISJS beings on December 28th, 2018 at Preksha Dhyan Academy, Koba-Patia, Gandhinagar Highway, Koba – 382009, Gujarat. There are 20 participants from USA, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Singapore and India. These participants are undergraduate, graduate, PhD candidates, professors, faculty members, high school teachers and professionals who wish to have experiential Immersion in Jain philosophy and way of life.
Sh. Samveg Lalbhai (Pramukh of Anandji Kalyanji Trust) was the Chief Guest of Inaugural Function. Sh. Shripal Shah (Trustee of Anandji Kalyanji Trust), Sh. Vijay Jain (Chairman, VPJ Group), Sh. Gautam Navalchand Shah (Ex-Mayor of Ahmedabad) and Sh. Shobhagmal Kataria (Founder, Kataria Group and Philanthropist) also present in this function. Dr. Jaswant Modi (Sponsor for this Winter Program) and Dr. Sulekh Jain from USA also addressed all participants through Skype during this function. Dr. Shugan Jain, Chairman of ISJS casted the Vote of Thanks.
So far participants had lectures on Jain History, Culture, Philosophy by Dr. Shugan Jain, Dr. Nitin Shah (USA), Prof. Prakash Jain (Delhi), Dr. S.N. Pandey, Joint Director of ISJS. All participants and faculty members including Dr. Nitin Shah and wife performed a day long pilgrimage of Holy Palitana and even got the benefit of a leading Jain Acharya on Jain way of life there as well as visit the famous Jain temples at Songarh. Some leading Scholars from USA and Europe (Profs Subash Jain, Sulekh Jain, Hema Pokharna Vinod Kapashi) will deliver lectures in this program. Beside these Dr. Narendra Bhandari and Dr. Surendra Pokharna from Ahmedabad will also deliver their lectures. This winter program will ends on 7th January, 2019. Times of India, Ahmedabad gave beautiful coverage of the Winter Program in its edition of December 30th. Click here for the article
Through following programs ISJS offers an excellent proposal for overseas university students, staff and researchers as well as High school teachers to visit India in summer 2019 and learn the doctrine of Ahimsa (nonviolence) and Jainism to enhance ether overall wellness and knowledge. Apply fast as there is an early bird discount of 5% for those who apply before March 31st 2019.
Financial assistance is also available only for 2019-6W program. Please visit www.isjs.in to apply online.
Kindly promote these programs and enhance interest in academic studies of Jainism globally. ISJS look forward for your continuous support.
Ms. Sanjali Jain, Ex-communication officer of National Science Centre Singapore and an Alumnus of ISJS, joined ISJS as an Editorial and Communication Officer of ISJS.
In few days 4th issue of 2018 will be available online. The scholars willing to contribute their unpublished articles/research papers for ISJS-Transactions may send it through email. Experts and scholars on Jain Studies and Indic religions are also encouraged to register themselves as reviewers of articles for the publication. In case you are interested, you can send your credentials and area of specialization to us. You can also send us your suggestions for improving the Journal. You can read earlier editions of ISJS-Transactions at https://www.isjs.in/node/197
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Prof. Christopher Chapple from Loyola Marymount University, USA; Mrs. Anu Bhatia from Uberoi Foundation, USA and Mrs. Anita Jain from Switzerland visited ISJS new office on 20th December, 2018. They also had meeting with Dr. Shugan Jain, Chairman of ISJS.
Editors: Dr. Shrinetra Pandey & Mr. Sushil Jana
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