On January 15, 2017, Jain International Trade Organization (JITO) hosted JAINA Delegation for a lunch meeting at JITO’s headquarters in Ahmedabad. JITO is the largest Jain organization in India. JITO thanked JAINA team for hosting Youths from India for last 2 years.
JITO graciously offered to host youths from USA/ Canada for our joint Youth Exchange program, including visits with industry giants in India.
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VISIT : SHRIMAD RAJCHANDRA ASHRAM IN AGAS
On January 17, 2017, JAINA Delegation consisting of JAINA President Ashok Domadia, First VP Gunvant Shah, Past JAINA President Dilip Shah, JAINA Director Haresh Shah and JAINA IT Manager Dhimen Vora visited Shrimad Rajchandra Ashram in Agas, which is forty miles from Ahmedabad.
JAINA Delegation had the opportunity to take part in the Shrimad Bhakti in the morning, Darshana in the Temple and lunch on the vast and serene campus of the ashram. The Delegation was given warm welcome and tour of the facility including the book store and insightful conversations with some of the residents / devotees. It was a spiritually uplifting experience.
ATTEND ACHARYAPAD CEREMONY
Next day on January 18, 2017, JAINA Delegation had the good fortune to attend Acharyapad Ceremony of Shri Dharmarikshit Suri and Shri Hemvallabh Suri. Over 10,000 attendees participated in this event and it was a life-time opportunity to witness a unique Acharyapad Ceremony.
Later the same evening, JAINA Dlegation visited Tapovan. Shri Lalitbhai Dhami gave JAINA Delegation tour of the facility where 350 resident students attend Tapovan school. After dinner the delegation attended Bhakti Bhavana with the students.
VISIT : BIDADA CAMPUS
JAINA delegation visited Bidada Sarvodaya Hospital on January 24, 2017. The Hospital was conducting a 5 day wellness camp for high school children. 3,500 boys and girls were given free complete medical checkups including vision, hearing and dental checkups.
Dr Girish Shah from New York led a team of 35 volunteer Dentists (USA and local). Dentists provided not just diagnostic but carried out on the spot full dental procedures including filling cavities and crowns.
JAINA Delegation also got the opportunity to see Jaya Rehab center and newly built Nature Cure facility on the Bidada campus.