JAINS PLAN A DRIVE TO MAP SIZE AND SPREAD OF COMMUNITY
The drive to document the spread of Jainism in India was conceived in Palitana, where representatives of different sects, including Shwetambar, Digambar, Sthanakvasi and Terapanthi held a meeting a year ago. Acharya Rashmiratnasurishwar will spearhead the initiative and the process will be supervised by a 20 member committee. The drive will start in September. During the chaturmaas, the Jain monks and nuns live at a single location. This time will be used to create awareness about the drive among the Jain community.
Acharya Rashmiratnasurishwar said “Posters are being pasted at all religious organizations (sangh) during chaturmaas informing about internal session of Jains. Exhaustive data collection will take place soon through website and a mobile application. A software is also being developed to analyse and tabulate the data.”