Acharya Lokesh Muni, Dr Anil and Preeti Shah honored

Anaheim, CA: Jain Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni and Smart Village Movement (SVM) founders Dr. Anil and Preeti Shah were honored at a function here. 

Jain Acharya was in Orange County as part of his tour to the USA to promote nonviolence (ahimsa), interfaith dialogues with conflict resolution, and a message of world peace. His leadership and message have been embraced and are talked about by many religious leaders and heads of state. He is building the World Peace Center in New Delhi. It is scheduled to be inaugurated in December 2023. It will be a center for learning and coaching, research, impact studies, and a center for scholarly interaction among nations for conflict resolution. He has collected millions towards the center and collected sizable funds at the recent gathering with support still pouring in.

Also gracing the occasion was Smt Anjaliben Vijay Rupani, wife of the former chief minister of Gujarat.

The Smart Village Movement (SVM) is a collaborative process facilitated by the SVM organization with the Berkeley-Haas Center of Growth Markets to create a Smart Village ecosystem. They partner with government, academia, corporations, and rural communities to foster independence and sustainable rural development in Indian villages and other emerging markets.

Their focus is on open innovation, indigenous technologies, and natural economic forces to build a well-developed SVM ecosystem that empowers rural communities to provide for themselves through entrepreneurship, job skills and access to global markets.

Dr Anil and Preeti Shah welcomed the invitees while Rajendra Vora, Jain Social Group Federation Intl Vice President and Beverly Hills JSG President introduced CA Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva who is elected 5th time to the CA Assembly.

Addressing the elite gathering Assemblywoman said she is so proud to see SVM and World Peace Center’s initiatives for many humanitarian activities. 

SVM founders Dr. Anil & Preeti Shah and Acharya Lokesh Muniji were honored by California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for their remarkable humanitarian activities.

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