NEW DELHI'S BHAGWAN MAHAVIR
MEMORIAL IS NOW WRESTLING RING FOR JAIN LEADERSHIP
The National Committee was constituted by the Government of
India for the celebration of 2500 Nirvan Mahotsav of Bhagwan Mahavir under the
Chairmanship of the then Prime Minister late Smt. Indira Gandhi. As part of
celebration, Smt. Indra Gandhi wished a befitting memorial of Bhagwan Mahavir in
the national capital. In pursuance of the said objective Bhagwan Mahavir
Memorial Samiti was constituted under the leadership of 16 prominent Jains who
were responsible to raise and develop memorial as per the vision and concept of
the National Committee for 2500 Nirvan Mahotsav. The Government of India
allotted a 4.04 acres of land adjacent to South Campus Delhi University, New
Delhi and also gave financial grant for construction of Memorial to Bhagwan
Mahavir Memorial Samiti. The foundation stone of memorial building was laid down
by the then Prime Minister late Shri Morarji Desai and a building was
inaugurated in the year 1999 by the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari
Bhagwan Mahavir Memorial Samiti was registered with the following objectives:-
1. To celebrate the 2500th Nirvan Mahotsava.
2. To erect a befitting Bhagwan Mahavir Memorial in Delhi.
3. To provide a Library on Jainism and research facilities.
4. To promote the teachings Bhagwan Mahavir........... Click here to read further...........
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