Shri Amit Rai Jain is a renowned Historian, Author, Social Reformer, Scholar, Educationalist, Advocate and Young Businessman
He is the Founder of Shahjad Rai Research Institute, Baraut which is renowned for its archaeological outcomes in Western Uttar Pradesh. Shri Amit Rai Jain is an active member of over 20 social organizations and over 10 educational organizations.
Born in Baraut (Distt-Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh) on 3rd September, 1978, he did his schooling from this small town of Uttar Pradesh. This studious son of Shri Suresh Chand Jain and Smt. Urmila Jain, has various Degrees and Certificates along with PHD from Venkteshwar Vishwavidhyala, Gajrolla.
Dr. Amit Rai Jain has expertise in various languages along with English and Hindi. He holds a good command on regional languages like, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Kaurvi Khadiboli, Mevadi, Marvadi, Malvi, Marathi, Gujrati, Urdu, Prkrat Sanskrit and farsi. Other then these languages, he had also done a special study over Brahimi lipi.
Along with a deep interest in History, Shri Amit Rai Jain also has interest in Rifle Shooting and Archery sports. He was awarded by Bronze Medal in pistol shooting sport in Uttrakhand Shooting Championship 2005 organised by Uttrakhand Rifle Association. He is a life time member of National Rifle Association of India, New Delhi. Shri Amit Rai Jain is also associated with three sports organizations as Patron; Baraut Rifle Club, Khel India Trust and Uttar Pradesh Teerandaji Sangh, lucknow.
Shri Amit Rai Jain is involved in the study work of various subjects linked to the field of history including Manuscriptology, Numismatics science, Archaeology and religious literature. In the year 1994, he founded “Shehzaad Rai Research Institute” in Baraut, Dist. Baghpat. Here, several PhD research scholars are doing work over this Institute’s valuable collections.
He is MA in five subjects namely Hindi, Political Science, Ancient History, Philosophy and Journalism & Mass Communication. He has also done LLB. He has Diplomas in Human Rights and Disaster Management. He has done a Certificate Course in Prakrit Language and has mastered the Pali and Brahmi scripts.
He is life member of Numismatics Society of India, Indian Archaeological Society, Rock Art Society of India, Paleo Research Society and Indian History and Culture Society.
Dr. Amit Rai Jain is also working in the field of historical research in Dist. Baghpat where he was instrumental in the discovery of a late Harrapan burial site and also working in documenting about the sites linked to the Uprising of 1857 of Dist. Baghpat.
Shri Amit Rai Jain is associated with many educational organisations like Jain Asthanak Vasi Girls PG College Baraut (Secretary), Culture & History Association Meerut (Founder), Research Committee Shobhit University Meerut (Member), Prestige Institute of Management & Research Indore (Advisory Board Member) and Sanmati Jain Pustkalaya, Jain Sthanak Baraut (Founder).
He is renowned for his work with social as well as educational organizations. These efforts have given him reputation as a leader among youth of Jain community and also, several awards like Yuva Bhaskar Samman, Jain Muni Mayaram Sadhbhaavna Samman, Sher – e – Hind Samman, Samajik Prerak Samman, Khidmat Award, Nishaan – e – Basoud Samman, Samaj Bhushan Samman and Internationally recognized, Global Achiever Award by Global Achievers Foundation, Bangkok.
Representation of Jain Society at National & International Levels
His efforts regarding Jain community are notable on national as well as international levels. For several minority related issues of Jain society, Dr. Amit Rai Jain had worked as national level leader;
As Rashthriya Mahamantri, Jain Yuva Conference, he had worked for the formation of state level units of Jain Yuva Conference in 18 states (Year 2000)
Shri Amit Rai Jain Organized first National Jain Youth Conference in Year 2000. Over 5000 representative from several states had attended it
Organized National Jain Minority Conference in Year 2004 in Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi
Presented his point of view about demands of Jain Society and minority issue in presence of central minister Shri Ajit Singh during the Jain Minority Conference (Year 2006) organized in Jain Atithi Bhawan, Baraut
Met Prime Minister Shri Manmohan Singh as the leader of Representative Board, Jain Society in Year 2008 and discussed concerns of the community
Met Smt Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of Indian National Congress as the leader of Representative Board, Jain Society and discussed concerns of the community
He had given the concepts of Yuva Prateek, Yuva Prathana, Yuva Sankalp and Yuva Dhvaj for Jain Yuva Conference as President of this national level jain youth organization (Year 2010)
Not just this, Shri Amit Rai Jain has been actively working for Jain Youth in Maharashtra state since 2010. He had travelled across Maharashtra state especially in cities like Nasik, Puna, Ahmadnagar, Mumbai, Aurangabaad to organize conference and workshops for youth in Jain society.
He had also worked as coordinator for the first time celebration of Mahaveer Jyanti in Rasthrpati Bhavan in Year 2012. There he got chance to interact with President of India, Smt Pratibha Devi Singh Patil.
For his work, he was listed among world famous personalities in Year 2002 by America’s famous organisation Who is Who in The World. From year 2006 to 2009, Dr. Amit Rai Jain also had worked with “Jain Association in North America” as Indian Coordinator on their auspicious project “International Summer School of Jains”.
Other International Work Experience
In 2011, Dr. Amit Rai Jain led the team of Indian Scholars in a conference organised in the premise of Vice – President, Nepal. In that conference, he had given lecture over cultural relationship between India and Nepal.
In 2012, he also addressed an international conference in Bangkok, Thailand organised by Global Achievers Foundation.
In 2015, Dr. Amit Rai Jain had given a lecture over Biological Agriculture in an International level conference organised in Dehradun by Navdhaanya Sansthan.
Because of all these works for society on National and International level works, Dr. Amit Rai Jain has a reputation among world recognized leaders. According to him,”I am here to serve people with my knowledge, my behavior and if possible with my words. People should understand that you need to learn from others like pupil and also, remember to spread your learning. This is something which I have learned in so many years – the more you give…. the more, you will receive.”