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[JCNC] Reminder - Deadline 28th December - Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) 2019 Competition at JAINA Convention - Inviting Participants from JCNC

posted Dec 12, 2018, 10:54 AM by JCNC Technology
Gentle reminder,
Deadline for application to be on JCNC JAB team is extended to Friday, 28th December and is coming up soon. Please see details below and fill out form before December 28th if you are interested in joining the JCNC JAB team.

Pranaam and Jai Jinendra Everyone,

The 2019 JAINA Convention and Education Committee are inviting Jain Pathshalas of North America to participate in the 13th Jain Academic Bowl (JAB) at the 20th Biennial Convention of JAINA in Los Angeles, California USA. 
The JAB tournament will take place from Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM to Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8:00 PM
The Jain Academic Bowl is a team competition for young Jains and is held biennially at the JAINA conventions. This competition tests the overall knowledge of students on Jain Philosophy, Jain History, Jain Conduct, Jain Literature, Ritual sutras, Tirthankars, Revered Jain personalities, the Jain Way of Life, and more. It also tests the ability of participants to answer quickly. This competition is in a "jeopardy" type of format. The participant teams "buzz in" to answer the questions.
JAB is a great experience for all participants. It helps increase their knowledge of Jainism, provides opportunity to forge new friendships with Pathshala students nationwide, and much more. In the end, every participant is a winner because of the immense knowledge they acquire and the fun that they have as a participant in this team competition.  

We encourage you to watch the following short YouTube video presentation of the JAB Tournament:

Please see attached pictures of JAB 2017 Team from JCNC.

JCNC is planning to register 1 junior team and 1 senior team for JAB (Jain Academic Bowl) competition that will be held in Los Angeles, CA from July 4th to July 6th 2019. Currently we have 17 students who are are already preparing for this competition by meeting online every Friday:

We are looking for 8 team members for each team (Junior and Senior). If interested please fill out the following form by Friday, Dec 28th midnight. 
Link to the form:

Criteria and requirements to be part of the team:
  1. Junior Team - Participants age 14 and under as of July 1, 2019 (Birth date – July 2, 2004 or later)
  2. Senior Team - Participants age 21 and under as of July 1, 2019. (Birth date – July 2, 1997 or later)
  3. Prior knowledge of Jainism will be helpful but is not required.
  4. Minimum 3 hours of dedicated time (including online class) per week for preparing for this competition until July 6th (More than 75% of preparation will be done online using audio/video conferencing etc. For remaining time, physical presence will be required - we will try best to make it convenient for everyone but can't guarantee)
  5. Participant must attend JAINA 2019 convention in Los Angeles, CA (Parents are expected to join the kids)
  6. Participant will take an internal JCNC test in 1st or 2nd weekend of Jan, 2019 which is one of the criteria to be selected on the JCNC JAB team.  Syllabus for internal JCNC test is:
           a. Prayers 1-6 with meanings from JAB Manual (pg 16-20)
           b. Rituals Section D (Pg 201-260)
           c. Story Section F05 - 5 stories after Bhagwan Mahavir (Pg 368-383)

You can download the soft copy of the manual in docx (Word file) and pdf file from the following link.  This link also contains all JAB tournament related information.

Benefits of joining this team:
1. Tremendous increase in understanding Jain philosophy and represent JCNC at a National level in the Jaina convention
2. Make lasting friendship with JCNC teammates and kids from other Jain centers that can help even during college times.
3. Students will prepare for the competition as a team, learning to navigate team dynamics
4. Sharpen quizzing skills.

If we have more participants than needed in  then coaches will make the decision on final team selection. Current JAB Coaches are: Rekha Patel, Jayshree Sheth, Ashok Sethi.

For any questions or more information, please reach out to education@jcnc.org

Thank You.