The Jain Society of Canada commenced a blood donation drive, in partnership with Canadian Blood Services (CBS), on November 18, 2023, on the occasion of Mahaveer Nirvaanotsav, dedicated to saving lives in line with Jain principles of ‘Live and Let Live.’ This initiative, with the participation of all Jain temples, reflects the Jain philosophy’s core tenets of compassion and service.
The drive’s kickoff on November 18 saw an encouraging response, with hudge number of donors across GTA from multiple locations such as Burlington, Brampton, Scarborough, London, Mississauga etc. contributing, showcasing the community’s commitment to altruism.
The Jain Society anticipates over 100 donors by December 2, 2023, symbolizing increasing awareness and dedication towards this life-saving cause.
The drive not only reflects the significance of Mahaveer Nirvaanotsav but also underscores the community’s adherence to Jain values.