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JPG FORMED DURING INDIPEX 2011 TWO SPECIAL COVERS RELEASED

During the World Philatelic Exhibition INDIPEX 2011, a meeting of Philatelists collecting Jainism and allied themes was organised on 15th Feb. 2011 at the main exhibition Hall No. 11, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. 43 stamp collectors from all over India attended this meeting who collects stamps on Jainism, Non-violence, Peace, Vegetarianism etc. Meeting was started with Navkar Mantra prayer by Geetaben VeenubhAi bhavishi of Akola.

Senior Philatelists like Mr. Pradip Jain Patna (Member INDIPEX Organising Committee), Mr. Jatan Mal Dhor Jaipur (Member Philatelic Advisory committee, Govt. of India), Mr. Ajeet Jain Kolkata, Mr. Nemichand Chopra Bikaner and Maj. Gen. A. R. A. Shah Addl. D.G. Army Postal Services were on the dais and given their valuable suggestions.

Mr. Deepak Narendra Modi Jalna, wellknown Philatelist running Mobile Philately given welcome speech and Dr. Pradip Jain Balod described the aim of holding this meeting. All the Philatelists formed an association of the collectors of Jainism and allied themes titles as “JAINISM PHILATELY GROUP”. Senior Philatelists Shri Dhirubhai Mehta Mumbai, Shri Pradip Jain Patna, Shri Manik Jain Kolkata, Shri Jatanmal Dor Jaipur and Shri Ajit Jain Kolkata nominated Patrons of this Association and following office bearers have been elected unanimously

Mr. Sudhir Jain (Satna, M.P.) – National Chairman
Dr. Pradip Jain (Balod, C.G.) – Vice Chairman
Mr. S. Pramod Kumar Jain (Pondicherry) – Vice Chairman
Mr. Deepak Narendra Modi (Jalna, Maharashtra) – General Secretary.

It has been decided that every State will have a State Representative in the National body. Some of the names announced for the State Representatives were Mr. Sanjay Kumar Jain Patna (Bihar), Mr. Ajeet Jain Kolkata (W.B.), Mr. Vikas Jain Ajmer (Rajsthan), Mr. Atul Jain Bilaspur (C.G.), Mr. Sanjeev Jain Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Mr. Yogendra Kumar Jain Agra (U.P.), Mr. Hemant Kumar Jain Mandla (M.P.), Mr. Binod Jain Guwahati (Assam), Mr. Vijay C. Shah Bhavnagar (Gujrat), Mr. Chhaganraj
Jain Bellary / Mr. Manish Jain Bangalore (Karnataka), Mr. Niraj Jain Amritsar (Punjab). Philatelists of other States collecting above themes will be added shortly. Those philatelists who wants to join this group can contact the above mentioned office bearers at sudhirjain@unistar.co.in or jain_pradeep2000@yahoo.com for details.

Two beautiful multicolored special covers have also been issued on this occasion. Mr. S. Pramod Kumar Jain of Pondicherry (9894252549) designed these covers. These covers attracted the visitors of INDIPEX and huge demand was there for these covers.


It was resolved that a strong persuasion should be made for issuance of a commemorative stamp on Aacharya Gyansagar Ji Maharaj and Shrimad Rajchandra Ji Maharaj. As presently there are four Jain members in the Philatelic Advisory Committee of Govt. of India, it will be easy to pursue the same. All the members congratulated to Mr. Sanjay Kumar Jain for his Jainism exhibit displayed in the INDIPEX 2011.

Chairman elect Mr. Sudhir Jain assured that this Group will spread the massage of Jainism, Non-violence, Peace, Harmony, Vegetarianism through Philately. Meeting was concluded with the condolences to the senior Philatelists of Jainism Late Naresh Kumar Jain (Patna), Late Gaurav Dalal (Ahmedabad) and Late M.L. Bafna (Jodhpur).

Present in the meeting – Shri Pradip Jain Patna, Shri J.MK. Dhor Jaipur, Shri Ajit Jain Kolkata, Maj. Gen. A.R.A. Shah New Delhi, Shri Nemichand Chopra Gangasahar, Shri Sudir Jain Satna, Dr. Pradeep Jain Balod, Shri S. Pramod Kumar Jain Pondicherry, Shri Vikas Jain, Ajmer, Shri Paras Shah, Jabalpur, Shri Rajesh Bhura Jabalpur, Shri Madan Middha Gwalior, Shri Thakur Khilwani Satna, Shri Manish Jain New Delhi, Shri Sanjeev Kumar Jain Dehradun, Shri Vijay C.Shah Bhavnagar, Shri Pramod Kumar Jain Fatehpur Shekhwati, Shri Ronak Jain Fatehpur Shekhawati, Shri Rajendra Agrawal”Shashi” Satna, Shri Ashok Kumar Jain Pondicherry, Shri S.P. Katariya Ajmer, Shri Yogendra
Kumar Jain Agra, Shri Manish A. Jain Bangalore, Shri G. Chagan Raj Jain Bellary, Shri R.V. Wamanacharya Nasik, Shri Kamal Dudhoria New Delhi, Shri Atul Jain Bilaspur, Prof.(Dr.)
V.K. Gupta New Delhi, Shri Vikas Jain Pondicherry, Smt. Prem Devi Dhor Jaipur, Shri Vinu Bhai Bavishi Akola, Smt. GitaBen Bavishi Akola, Smt. Nidhi Jain Dehradun, Shri Sreejesh
Krishnan Trivandrum, Shri Vishal Sanganeria Guwahati, Shri Vijay Modi Himmat Nagar, Shri Mrityunjay Mishra Kanpur, Shri Nanji J. Janjani Bhuj-Kutch, Shri Dinesh H. Mehta Bhuj-Kutch,
Shri Deepak N. Modi Jalna, Shri Sanjay Kumar Jain Patna, Shri Ankur S. Shah Mumbai, Shri Anil K. Pujara Rewa, Shri Pragya Jain Patna.