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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 Vajpayee.

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
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