A Publication of Jain Study Center of North Carolina
509 Carriage Woods Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 U.S.A.
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2016 Executive Committee
As days and months of preparations and practices culminate into the biggest JSCNC event of the year, the Mahavir Jayanti Celebration, we thank all the volunteers and sponsors in helping make this event a success.
Please join us, April 24th, in celebrating this auspicious occasion.
Wishing all participants the best of luck, and looking forward to a great event.
Inside This Issue
The community holds its monthly meetings at the Hindu Temple in Morrisville, NC. We invite everyone to attend the monthly meetings.
For planning purposes, Please inform our Food Coordinator, Mrs. Nisha Mehta, if:
a) You are not a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but *are* planning to attend … OR …
b) You are a regular attendee of the monthly meetings, but are *not* planning to attend
Monthly Meeting Format
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Our center participates in Adopt-A-Highway cleanup twice a year. The statewide Adopt-A-Highway program was established in 1988 and is a joint effort between community volunteers and NC Department of Transportation to keep our roads clean. JSCNC adopted a stretch of Highway 54 in Cary between Morrisville Parkway and Airport Boulevard. This stretch is named in honor of Mr. Lalit Banker.
We will continue this tradition at the upcoming Spring cleanup this Sunday, April 10th. This is a fun activity for children and adults, and shows our commitment to our community.
9AM on Sunday April 10th
Neomonde Restaurant on Route 54
10235 Chapel Hill Road (Hwy. 54), Morrisville, NC 27560
Please call Priteshbhai at (919) 609-6301 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mahavir Jayanti Celebration
Mahavir Jayanti is one of the largest events sponsored by JSCNC, is open to everyone and demonstrates the unity and generosity of JAIN community. The Executive committee is fully dedicated to the planning, but your support - financial and volunteer - makes this program possible and successful every year. As such, this year has been no exception for community support. The Executive Committee 2016, would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors..
This month, and specifically on April 24th, starting at 1:30PM, we continue the tradition to celebrate Mahavir Jayanti at the Hindu Bhavan Cultural Hall. Please see the below table for program details:
1:30 - 1:35pm
Invocation of Mahavir Jayanti Puja
1:35 - 3:00pm
Puja program conducted by Jain Youth
Ashtaprakari Puja, Swapna Darshan, Shanti Kalash, Arti & Mangal Divo
3:30 - 3:45pm
Invocation of Cultural Program by HSNC President, and Welcome address by JSCNC President
3:45 - 6:00pm
Cultural Program presented by Jain Youth
6:00 - 7:30pm
Dinner sponsored by Jain members of Hindu Society of North Carolina
Mahavir Jayanti Program Sponsors
We would like to recognize the following families for their generous donations towards the program. We greatly appreciate your support and contributions.
To be shared equally amongst:
Mr. Nimishbhai and Mrs. Avaniben Shah
Mr. Hiteshbhai and Mrs. Chetnaben Shah
Mr. Kaushikbhai and Mrs. Rekhaben Shah
Mr. Rakeshbhai and Mrs. Rimaben Shah
Dr. Ramnikbhai and Mrs. Lataben Zota
Children goodie bags
Dr. Dipenbhai & Mrs. Pallaviben Shah
MJ Snacks & Tea
Mr. Vasantbhai & Mrs. Prabhaben Sejpal
Mr. Mayurbhai and Mrs. Ritaben Lodaya
Chapel Hill, NC
Mr. Anuragbhai and Mrs. Vaishaliben Verma
Dr. Selenebhai and Mrs. Zankhnaben Parekh
* - Amounts are approximate - Sponsors have pledged full amount based on actual cost
Mahavir Jayanti Program Practice
Beginning this year, and contrary to the past, Pathshala will continue during the period between now and Mahavir Jayanti celebrations. This is to ensure that our children continue their learning of Jain religion in parallel to Mahavir Jayanti preparations and practices. There are still some exceptions, though. Please see the Pathshala Corner for complete information.
Mahavir Jayanti Program Rehearsal
The rehearsal is now finalized to be held on Monday April 18th from 6pm-10pm at the Hindu Center Main Hall.
Please continue to refer to the below link for your assignments.
A call out for hosts - We are looking for families interested in volunteering as hosts during the monthly meeting lunches. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Nishaben Mehta at (919) 303-4456.
As a reminder, weekly Swadhyays are now held at Dr. Ramnikbhai and Lataben Zota’s residence.
Day/Time - Tuesdays, 5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Place - Lata and Ramnik Zota's residence
604 Tranquil Sound Dr, Cary, NC 27519
Contact - Harshad Shah - (919) 341 8894
Dr. Ramnik Zota - (919) 467 2186
Weekly Mahavir Puja
Every Saturday, a Mahavir Puja is performed at the Hindu Temple. Volunteers sign up to perform this Puja, and are assigned specific Saturdays.
The Puja is very simple and takes less than one hour. It is a great way to teach and prepare children with this important ritual, so that they find confidence in performing it during daily routine, special occasions or even pilgrimages in India. Children will learn how to perform the kesar Puja and all aspects of Asht prakari Puja.
Mrs. Rekha Banker, who coordinates weekly Puja, will be happy to demonstrate in person, and has several books with illustrations to help. If you are interested, please contact her at email@example.com or at (919) 676-4548.
Please visit http://www.jscnc.org and click Events. The calendar has the most up-to-date listing of all confirmed activities for the year. All the tithis (Lunar Days) are also posted on the online calendar. Here is a list of some key dates:
Mahavir Jayanti Program Practice
Beginning this year, and contrary to the past, Pathshala will continue during the period between now and Mahavir Jayanti celebrations. This is to ensure that our children continue their learning of Jain religion in parallel to Mahavir Jayanti preparations and practices. There are still some exceptions, which should have already been communicated by the Pathshala teachers. In short, the first Sunday Pathshala in March and the two Pathshalas in April will be utilized for practices, and as such there will be no Pathshala on those days.
Pathshala Time and Location
Students are now attending Pathshala at the following location which is nearby to the Temple. Parents will have to drop their kids to this location To help you plan the drop-off and pickup, please note the meeting and pathshala schedules in the Monthly Meeting section.
New Location: 4000 Bear Cat Way, Suite 104, Morrisville, NC 27560
New Time: Classes will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on both Sundays (first and third).
The Pathshala teachers can be reached at JSCNCpathshala@gmail.com.
You can support our Center by:
Your support is greatly appreciated.