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Message from President

Jai Jinendra
Dear Sadharmik Brothers and Sisters:

It is a great honor that has been bestowed upon me to serve as the President of JCA for the next three years. Having served on the Ex. Committee during the last term, has given me great experience and an opportunity to learn about JCA and its activities. With the experience and the wisdom gained, I plan to continue to serve JCA and take JCA to new heights. And of course, I will not be able to do it alone. So, I want to, in advance, count on and thank the Board of Trustees, my Executive Committee, and you all who are my well-wishers and my family who will be there to help and support me.

JCA needs all of us so that we can continue to carry our identity and our religion forward and spread it among the community and this adopted land that we live in. We all believe in Ahimsa and JCA gives us a great platform to spread that message, especially today as we see what is going on in the world around us. In addition, for the day to day activities, religious events, Mahavir Jayanti, Anniversary celebration and many others, we need all of you to come forward and work with us to help rejoice and celebrate. We need to continue bringing the young generation to our temple so that they also learn about the language, religion, and culture. Our Pathshala is a perfect venue for that, and I look forward to working with all the Pathshala teachers and parents to continue its progress.

Our JCA is so unique, that all Jain Traditions can come together at this place of worship and have a sense of belonging to the community. I will continue to work with the Religious Coordinators of all the traditions so that many religious activities can be held and coordinated together. Even during the religious activities, I will promote participation of the younger generation as they will be carrying the baton for us tomorrow. We need to work together to instill the importance of religious activities and celebrations within them.

I once again thank my Executive Committee members who have vowed to work with me to carry out the day-to-day activities of the temple.

Thank you again, and I look forward to continue to work for JCA and its betterment.

Warm Regards,

Ritesh Shah

President, JCA NY