JVB Preksha Meditation Center Welcomes its New Board Member and Executive Committee for 2015-2016

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By Seema Jain

HOUSTON: “Strong faith towards honesty and it’s practice, where it not only benefits one’s soul, but also creates a healthy society.” Acharya Shri Mahashramanji

JVB Preksha Meditation Center honored its outgoing Executive Committee and welcomed the new President Seema Jain and the Executive Committee on Sunday, Nov.15, under the auspicious presence and guidance of Samani Parimal Pragyaji & Samani Maryada Pragyaji (Disciples of Acharya Shri Mahashraman). JVB Chairman Shri Swatantra Jain, Board of Directors Shri Alok Jain, Shri Jugal Malani, Shri Raman Patel, outgoing and incoming Committee members and devoted JVB patrons were in attendance to grace the occasion.

Following Samani Parimal Pragya Ji’s Sunday pravachan on “Ego”, as a part of a series describing and characterizing 18 sins and their impact on our daily lives, it was time to recognize and appreciate JVB’s outgoing Executive Committee (EC). EC members are volunteers who dedicated their time, talent and services over the past 2 years to ensure that JVB Preksha Meditation Center continues to serve the Houston community through a variety of its program offerings from Gyanshala for children, spiritual discourses, Yoga and Meditation for the adults to an i-Choose program for the young professionals.

Addressing the attendees Alok Jain explained the three things that make JVB unique from all the other faith based Indian Organizations in Houston: 1) JVB ‘s Vision, 2) Presence of Revered Samanijis and 3) JVB’s approach.  He said: “Our Vision is Comprehend the Soul & Transform yourself.  SamaniJis help us in understanding its meaning and how we can incorporate it in our daily lives, through impactful, and yet to easy to understand discourses, Preksha Meditation Workshops, and Camps. What better inspiration and motivation can there be, than to see SamaniJis live their personal lives by the very principles they teach? Lastly, as a small organization our approach is to treat all the members as a part of a family where they are encouraged to stay involved in helping the organization even after their term as an officer of the organization comes to an end”.

The Chairman and members of the Board honored key members of the outgoing EC by reminding the attendees about their special contributions and presenting them with a Plaque, honoring their contributions. The Chairman also honored Mr. Sampat Rampuria, in absentia, for his dedicated services to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and welcomed Mr. Pramod Bengani as a new member of the Board, replacing Mr. Rampuria. The Board offered special thanks to Mr. Nikhil Jain, outgoing President, for his notable contributions, his leadership, and passion for Excellence.

In offering her blessings to the new Executive Committee, Samani Parimal Pragya ji took a few moments to recollect the significant contributions made by each member of the Board, JVB’s past presidents, outgoing President Nikhil Jain, the new Board member Pramod Bengani, and then asked the new president Seema Jain to announce the new members of the Executive Committee. In her speech, Seema acknowledged the dedicated and passionate approach of the outgoing president and vowed to carry the lagacy forward with her new Mantra of ” Sab ka Saath,Center ka Vikas.” She announced the names and welcomed the new Executive Committee for year 2015-2016.

The new members of the committee took the oath and the ceremony ended with the Mangal Path (prayer for peace) by Samanijis.

JVB Preksha Meditation Center envisions a blissful and peaceful society through Preksha Meditation, Yoga and Education of Non-violence. It conducts weekly Mediation, Yoga and Swadhyay sessions and runs special events and programs like iChoose & Meditation Camps.  Its open to all and every session or event is free of charge to its attendees.

For further information visit
www.jvbhouston.org or call 281.596.9642.