Dear Elders & Friends,
Sub: Grant of Formal Minority status to JAINS by Government of Tamilnadu.
UNITED, WE CAN.
I am very glad to share good news that my esteemed colleagues on the board of State Minorities Commission, Government of Tamilnadu have unanimously accepted my proposal to formally request Government for grant of Minority status to Jain community of Tamilnadu. The resolve was communicated by Member Secretary of Commission to Government Secretary as per norms (pls see the attachment) and the same will receive active consideration of Government. With your blessings and good wishes I am hopeful that a new chapter will open in the history of Jain community of Tamilnadu. I shall pursue the matter with Government with the full support of my esteemed colleagues. I am herewith attaching relevant papers for your kind reference.
I also request every JAIN Association of Tamilnadu to formally send letter of support to Secretary, (PRINCIPAL SECRETARY; Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department Secretariat, Chennai 600 009 PBX No. 044-25665566 Web Site : www.tn.gov.in/bcmbcmw
Email: [email protected] ) duly signed in original and posted by you directly. Please also mark a copy to me. This support and show of unity shall be vital. I hope to get letter copy of your support for declaring Jains as Minority in Tamilnadu addressed to Secretary. We have hundreds of associations and it is desirable that ALL associations send a letter. Also help in spread of word to associations closer to you.
I have been getting immense support to all my efforts and I hope to get continuous support for above and future.
U. SUDHIR LODHA
STATE MINORITES COMMISSION MEMBER
GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU.