Meet The Board!

JAIN YOUTH BOARD'S EMAIL ADDRESS: jsnt-youth-exec-board@googlegroups.conspiring lead
Meet the President: Prachi Shah

Jai J
inendra! My name is Prachi Shah and I'm your  President for the 2014-2015 school year. I'm super excited for this year and helping our temple anthe community. I look forward to planning fun events within our youth group as well as with other groups across the region. I've regularly attended pathshala in Detroit since I was 3 and here in Dallas since the 6th grade. I am so lucky to have gotten to learn a lot and been given so many opportunities because of this. Currently, I'm a senior at Plano West Senior High School in Plano. Outside of that, I'm a kathak dancer and I play the clarinet in band. I also love to read, hang out with friends, and help out in the community.

Meet the Vice President of Public Relations: 

Jai Jinendra! My name is Avni Nandu and I am a junior at Plano SeniorHigh School in Plano, TX. Go Wildcats! I have been a part of JSNT since I was 2 years old, and it has become a huge part of my life. Growing up with the opportunity to be a part of my Jain religion has made me a much better person now.  Being much older today, I can understand how hard it must be to organize all of the awesome events that JSNT holds, and that is why, as your Vice President of Public Relations, I am here to help! I attended the YJA 2012 in Tampa, FL and YJA 2014 in Washington DC . I can't wait to be on the YJA Dallas board! Outside of Pathshala, I have been in Orchestra for 6 years now and I have been in leadership positions for 4 out of those 6 years. Also, I am a part of NHS, which requires hard work and dedication to the community. If I'm not busy with school work, you'll find me cheering on my teams, the Dallas Cowboys and FC Dallas! I also love to sing, dance and just have a good time! I look forward to serving you this year!

Meet the VP of Community Service: Shivani Daft
Jai Jinendra, my name is Shivani Daftary and I am the Vice President of community services. Jainism and the Dallas Jain society have played an integral role in my life and I have been attending patshala classes ever since I was 2. I am a sophomore at Greenhill School in Addison and am a part of the debate and science teams. I also love to play the flute and eat food. You can always find me at a football game, concert, or movie theater (but Sundays are obviously reserved for patshala). This is my second year on the JSNT youth board and I can’t wait! Going into the 2014-2015 year, I plan on increasing the impact that the Jain society has on the Dallas and overall Texas community. We have a ton of upcoming exciting projects so be on the look out!

Meet the Secretary: Diyaanka Jhaveri
Jai Jinendra, my name is Diyaanka Jhaveri and I am the secretary this year for the JSNT youth group. I am a senior at Plano East Senior High School in Plano. Pathshala and thr jain society has been a big part of my life for a long time. The events that we have take a lot of hard work and I'm excited to be helping plan them. This year our youth group will have lots of fun projects and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Meet the Spirit Leaders: Malaika Jhaveri/ Pranali Shah

Jai jinendra! My name is Pranali Shah and I'm super excited to be one of the spirit leaders this year. I've been going to pathshala in Michigan since I was about two years old,and I have been part of the Dallas sangh since I was in 3rd grade. Currently I'm a freshman at Jasper high school.I am a flautist and a member of the debate team at school. Other than that, I have been dancing ever since I was a little girl, and have been doing kathak for the past 6 years. I love meeting new people and making new friends. I'm looking forward to help out in the temple and to plan super fun events!. This year is going to awesome with all of our exciting projects.

Jai Jinendra! My name is Maliaka Jhaveri and I am one of the spirit leaders this year. I'm super excited to get involved in the community and involve our jain sangh in our projects. Outside of dherasar, I'm a freshman at plano east and I love to dance!