Jain families in Dimapur hold ‘special prayer for world peace’
Jain families of Chhapra (Rajasthan) staying in Dimapur organized a ‘special prayer meet’ for world peace at Dimapur Jain temple on November 16. (Photo Courtesy: SD Jain Samaj)
Dimapur, November 19 (MExN): Jain families of Chhapra (Rajasthan) staying in Dimapur organized a ‘special prayer meet’ at Dimapur Jain temple in front of Lord Adinath, Bahubali & Bharat Swami for world peace on November 16.
The prayers were held in the presence of the lady Jain monk, 105 Vindhyashree and her colleagues. Pawan Kumar Sethi, President, Digambar Jain Samaj, Chhapra established the Lord on the Mandalaji, while Dr Bijay Kumar Sethi performed peace shower on the Lord.
A press release from Dilip Sethi, Treasurer, SD Jain Samaj, Chhapra, Rajasthan stated that November 16 was also the death anniversary of Dr Sethi's father, late Kanhaiyalal Sethi who was the first Gaon Bura of Dimapur. Thereafter, prayers were held for world peace.
Earlier, 15 committees were formed for the smooth conduct of the event in a timely manner, which is within ten days of the concept suggested by the members. More than 200 people participated in the event, including 21 couples. A feast was organized for all the partakers in the peace prayers.
Pawan Kumar Sethi, President of the Shree Digamber Jain Mandir, Chhapra, Rajasthan was present with wife Panna Devi, along with President and Secretary and many more executive members of SD Jain Samaj, Dimapur in the day-long programme. Sethi also informed that 206 year old Chhapra Jain temple was established in 1813.
Weekly 2-hours Namokar chanting was conducted in the evening at Jain Bhawan, after Aarati in the temple.
The release added that more than 200 Jain families of Chhapra are engaged in various businesses across the country and beyond, majorly as industrialists and traders and engaged in the dedicated service of the nation and the society in their own ways.
Sethi informed that the lone reason of organizing the prayers was to bring all the Chhapra Jain families under one banner for the renovation of the Chhapra Jain temple.
He also expressed gratitude towards all the participants and well-wishers who contributed directly or indirectly in the successful conduct of prayer meet.