Jain community starts facility for animals’ health, well-being

Pune (Maharashtra), October 16, 2016: Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, who is also an avid animal lover, launched the Happy Animal Project, which, apart from other initiatives, includes the setting up of a stateof-the-art hospital meant for the treatment and well-being of stray animals. The hospital has the backing of the Pune Royal Group, an organization […]

Over 7000 Jains protest against Raj HC order on Santhara

Pune (Maharashtra), August 24, 2015: Sakal Jain Samaj, an organization of Jains in the city, marched in silence on Monday to protest against the Rajasthan high court’s recent order banning Santhara, a voluntary fast unto death, and making it an offence under Section 309 (attempt to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. The march started […]

Hampana’s “Charu Vasanta” released in Marathi

Pune (Maharashtra), June 25, 2014: The Marathi edition of “Charu Vasantha”, a Jain Mahakaavya (Classic) by Hampa Nagarajaiah, the doyen of Kannada literature and Jainism was released in Pune on June 25, 2014. It was released by the renowned Marathi poet and author Vasant Abaji Dahake in the presence of Chandrakant Kusnoor a well known […]

Special Cover on Godi Parshwanath Jain Temple Pune

Pune (Maharashtra), August 31, 2013: To commemorate the 61st year of construction of Shri Godi Parshwanath Jain Temple Pune, a special cover was released at Pune on 31st August 2013. India Post provided special cancellation on this occasion. A grand function was organised for release of this cover in the premises of Godiji Parshwanath Temple, […]

‘Jainism Philatelic Exhibition’ at Pune

Pune (Maharashtra), September 2, 2013: Jainism Philatelic Exhibition organised at Pune organised by Jain Social Group and Jainism Philately Group, Pune Chapter from 31st August to 2nd Sept. 2013 was a grand success. JPG Pune Chapter President Mr. Hemant Bafna exhibited his beautiful collection of stamps, covers and coins related to JAINISM alongwith the coloured […]

Four arrested for theft at Jain temple

Pune (Maharashtra), January 19, 2013: The Chinchwad police on Saturday arrested four men, all from Nepal, for theft at a Jain temple in Chinchwadgaon. The police have recovered Rs 35,000 and an ornament. Two of their accomplices are, however, still at large. Addressing a news conference Shahaji Umap, deputy commissioner of police, Zone III, said […]