WHEREAS Miami-Dade County recognizes the economic and cultural contribution of the Jain community to the cultural mosaic of Miami-Dade;
WHEREAS Jainism espouses nonviolence, respect towards all people, and the understanding of multiple perspectives to heal the divisions in our society;
WHEREAS Florida International University’s Jain Studies program encourages an understanding of Jain history, culture, and religion as well as encouraging Indian and American international scholarly collaboration;
BE IT RESOLVED that I, Daniella Levine Cava, mayor of Miami-Dade County, Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Sosa, and the members of the board of county commissioners, on behalf of Miami-Dade County, and this community do hereby proclaim 19 March 2021 as
Jain Studies Program Day
I call upon the good people of Miami-Dade County to join me in honoring the Jain community, whose traditions have helped to promote peace, non-violence, and mutual respect within and for our diverse community.
Below is the certificate of support on behalf of the Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.