As if reservation for OBCs and SC/ST in all premier institutions was not enough we now have, special package for districts which has greater Muslim population. Great going 'Secular' Congress. If Gujrat and Himachal elections are any pointer then, I have some hope left. May be now poor will be treated as poor, rather than an SC/ST, OBC or muslim poor. Really does poor have any religion or caste for that matter. That boy in the street who is picking waste from bins have any religion at all.
Then all that is old. The latest being a JITO(Jain International Trade Organisation). I dont know if they will win or loose handsomely. One thing is clear, religion is a big pawn for all. I being a Jain have special hatered towards this particular organisation. This institution to me is yet another farce like the 'secular' Congress. It seems like brain child of some troubled individuals who are unable to gather momentum at existing trade platforms. First let me point at its objectives.
- Create Jain managed knowledge Institutions and Value Based Education.
- Growth in business by mutual cooperation, avoidance of criticism and opposition-'Ekta se Safalta'
- To channelize united and systematic efforts towards creating a bright future for the youth and establish an employment exchange
Now, what has a trade organisation to do with 'knowledge Institutions and Value Based Education'. Icing on the cake is 'Jain managed'. I seriously dont know what to make out of it.
'Ekta se Safalta'.Seems like some new mantra. Instead of being righteous, these guys plan to make a killing together. There goes teachings of Mahavira down to money hole.
I think this is one of the better part of the mission statement. At least they have something to do. But is it really that tough a job that even in the second year of its offing it still has it in the objectives.
If all that was not enough, let me quote you some points from Time of India.
Stressing on Jain unity, he(JITO President Hemant Shah) appealed that the Jains should overcome obstacles that may come in the way of their unity, under the banner of JITO
Does not that remind you of Pravin Togaria. I seriously dont understand the meaning of it. All Jains who have come up in life(Including Indu Jain, head of Times of India group) have done so with their own effort. Now where does the point of unity and JITO come into picture.
When you have greats like Rasiklal Dhariwal to add glitter to the moment, world is actually for Unche Log. If you have forgotten about the legend, let me introduce him to you. He is the famous owner of Manikchand brand Gutka(A killer combination of tobacco which rivals only cigarettes in killing youths). A few years back he gifted Maybach to his daughter among great fanfare. Later he had to avoid riding it because of CBI. More details can found here on Google.
Mr. Kawar(One of the founders of JITO) said that concept of the civil services examination training centre with 32 trustees, each contributing 1.5 crores. Guess what has this to do with a Trade Organisation. I dont know.
I am now very clear with myself that I will never be part of any organisation like this. This will only lead to more communal discord among people. Jain is not like Christianity or other religion. Interestingly most deities worshiped in Hinduism also find mention in Jainism. Although sometimes in a slightly different shade. But shade does not change the truth. So I believe, Jainism like Buddhists, Vaishanavs and Shiv Bhakts are one more sect of people. All living is harmony since centuries.It was only in the last few centuries that the new belief has been put in place. We Indians have the habit of forgetting things very soon. But the fact is when you are doing something social like business or job or education, why should there be something in the name of religion. I am just waiting for some of these crooks to start chanting reservation for Jains too.
Please Note: I am Jain too.