Dubai : Jain Milan Dubai-UAE was inaugurated at a glittering ceremony held at the Dubai India Club Auditorium on January 31, Friday. This is the first international unit of Jain Milan and is aimed at fostering unity among community members based in the UAE.
Swasti Shree Bhattaraka Charukeerthi Panditacharyavarya Mahaswamiji of Moodbidri Sri Jain Mutt inaugurated Jain Milan Dubai-UAE. In his address, the seer called upon members of the community to tread the path of righteousness and follow the principle of non-violence to lead a meaningful life.
D Surendra Kumar, National Executive President of Bharatiya Jain Milan presided over the function. He urged the newly inaugurated unit to reach out to more members of the community in the Gulf and also to spread the message of Jainism.
David Frank Fernandes who was present as a chief guest, said people of all religions must treat each others with respect and incorporate the essence of all religions in their lives.
Pushparaj Jain, Secretary of Bharatiya Jain Milan, was also present as a chief guest. Prasanna Kumar, President of Bharatiya Jain Milan spoke on the duties and responsibilities of members. Mrityunjaya, Jain leader spoke on the various welfare activities of Jain Milan.
The new office bearers were administered oath on the occasion. Anitha Surendra Kumar, President of the women’s wing of Bharatiya Jain Milan, Devikumar Kambli, President of Jain Milan, Dubai UAE, were also on the dais.
Leaders of Kannada organisations of the Gulf namely Satish Venkatramana, Sarvottam Shetty, Satish Poojari, Prashanth Acharya, Shodhan Prasad, Sudhaker Alva, Balakrishna Salian, Herman Luis and others were present.
Members of Jain Milan presented entertainment programmes. Sandesh Jain, Secretary compered the programme.