YJA 2015

With the blessings of Munishri Kshamasagar ji , "Young Jaina award 2015" was held at Pawagiri ji Siddh Kshetra on 24th - 25th - 26th October .

It was first time that YJA was happening in the absence of Munishri, but during the award ceremony  every awardee and audience felt the presence of Munishri.

In June, application form was floated and we got above 1300 application forms from all over India. And due to lack of accommodation at the venue only 125 students were invited to the ceremony held at Pavagiriji .

24th October

Enthusiastic and excited awardees were welcomed at respective nearby stations and were transferred to Pawagiri ji by Samooh members and volunteers.

Till 3PM registrations happened at the registration desk where awardees were given a welcome kit and needful guidance.

At 3 PM, There was a Manglacharan followed by commencement speech by Senior Young Jaina awardees. Then, there was an hour and half workshop by renowned speaker "Ravi Swaminathan" on Personal growth and development. 

Delicious evening dinner was served to awardees , families and all our guest by Samooh members and volunteers. Post dinner with aarti and bhakti was performed in temple by the entire crowd . Post which a documentary on life of Munishri Kshamasagar ji was played in the main Pandal and after wathing it every individual was self-motivated to practice moral values with career . Now was the time for career guidance to our future leaders(all invited  awardees)  and this was done by our senior awardees, who have earlier received YJA in presence of Munishri . All senior awardees of YJA are now building blocks of Maitree samooh adopting the moral values preached by Munishri Kshamasagar ji while exceling in their careers.

25th October

Sunrise of 25th October was very different as it was carrying the special rays of blessings of Munishri Kshamasagarji  and it was heartfelt  by all of  Maitree samooh members during  Prabhat Pheri  at 6 AM.  Then, there was a Yoga workshop from 6 :30 AM – 7.00 AM . Then awardees were dressed up for Abhishek and Pooja in tradition wears (girls in salwar suit and boys in Dhoti Pancha). After Pooja and a quick bite, awardees quickly gathered for first session of the day in pandal which was Personality development by Ms Ganguly . This was a fruitful session and all awardees received valuable guidance and motivation. We dispersed for the lunch break , where Samooh volunteers served all our guest with love .

Main ceremony of the function started at 12:30 PM where all awardees seated up in disciplined way. All boys were wearing White YJA t-shirt and girls were wearing a white suit with red dupatta.  Session was kicked off by a very thoughtful and brainstorming quiz conducted by experienced quiz master. Young Jain orchestra Jhansi added beauty to entire ceremony by graceful and lovely bhajans. Documentary on Young Jaina Award was played and watching which  made every awardee feel proud to be part of such a gracious event. Award ceremony was then started , which was graced by presence of  our chief guest Medhavi Jain (renowned writer and poet) . All the awardees were awarded with certificates, medals, trophies and other books by Munishri. Ceremony was dispersed off with a pravachan of Munishri and with every awardee taking an oath to practice moral values like avoiding non-veg food, alcohol and other vices for their lifetime.

26th October:

Day when all awardees went for darshan of Acharya shri Vidyasagar Ji ( guru of Munishri Kshamasagar Ji) and received immense blessings for a healthy, successful and prosperous life .

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लाजबावव बहुत अच्छा। मुझे यह कार्यक्रम बहुत अच्छा लगा है। मुझे लगता है कि ‘युवा जैना अवार्ड’ प्रतिवर्ष होना चाहिए। इससे बच्चे प्रोत्साहित ही नहीं होते बल्कि बच्चों के लिए विभिन्न क्षेत्र से आए प्रतिभावान बच्चों से मिलने का भी मौका मिलता है।सभी प्रवक्ताओं द्वारा दिए गए निर्देशन द्वारा हम अपने जीवन में जरूर ही सुधार करेंगे। कार्यक्रम में ऐसा लगा ही नहीं कि हम कहीं बाहर आये, एक दम अपनापन ही लगा, मैं बहुत ही खुश हूँ।

अभिनवजैन, रहली ;Reg ID ( MPX15114)

I felt extremely happy after joining this great and adorable event. I felt that Munishree was actually showering his benediction upon me.

मेरी तहे दिल से ये इच्छा है कि मैं मुनिजी के दिखाए पथ पर चलूँ।

’दुःखीमाणासालामदतकरण्यासाठीलांबबलेलाएकहात, प्रार्थनेसाठीजोडलेल्यादोनहातांपेक्षाअधिकउपयुक्तआहे।’ (दुखी मनुष्य कि मदद करने के लिए उठाया गया एक हाथ प्रार्थना करने के लिए जोडे गए दोनों हाथों कि अपेक्षा अधिक उपयोगी है।)

If I could help you in future in anyway, it would be my great pleasure 

Pallavi Jain, Jabalpur (Reg ID: CBA15001)

मुस्कराते हुए, स्वागत को तत्पर चेहरे, सकारात्मक वातावरण, ऊर्जा से भरपूर, समर्पित कार्यकर्ता एवं पारदर्शी माहौल।ठीक ऐसा लगा मुझे मैत्री समूह का परिवेश।यहाँ आकर महसूस हुआ कि धार्मिक अनुष्ठानों से भिन्न एक बुद्धि जीवी मंच भी है जहाँ योग्य छात्रों को अच्छे संस्कार देने के साथ साथ सम्मानित भी किया जाता है। यह मुनि क्षमा सागर जी की दूर दर्शिता का परिणाम है जो स्वयं कवि हृदय होने के साथ सत्य के श्रेष्ठ खोजकर्ता थे। मैत्री समूह को भविष्य में भी इसी प्रकार कार्य करते रहने के लिए हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ।

मेधावी जैन, लेखिका एवं कवयित्री, चीफगेस्ट। YJA 2015

This program is very useful for Jain students, because we Jains are in minority and we do not get lot of opportunities and exposure. I am thankful to Maitree Samooh as it gives us lot of opportunities and exposure. And they do it without any expectations in return. I loved to see that all the members are modest and helpful in nature. I hope that I will make you proud by doing great work in my field. I am very thankful to you for inviting me to this event.

Paridhi Jain, Balaghat (Reg ID: MPA15010)

This is my first YJA. It is a very big opportunity for me. All the sessions were very inspiring, motivational, knowledgeable and admirable as we could learn many new things about our religion, about our career and so on.

It is one of the most awesome experiences of my life and I am very thankful to all the members of Maitree Samooh and volunteers who selected me for this award.

Thank you so much.

Sameeksha Jain, Tikamgarh (Reg ID: CBSR15017)


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