To the melodious notes of the shehnai, amidst flowers and garlands, dawned the beautiful morning of 14th December 2014, which was the inauguration day of C U Shah Sanatorium, Deolali.
In the presence of dignitaries like President Gunwantbhai Shah, Vice President Pravinbhai, trustees Chandrakantbhai Deliwala, Pankajbhai Sanghvi, Ashokbhai Turakhia, Atulbhai Shah, Narendrabhai Sanghvi, Pujya Bhaishree said the Mangal Prayer, while chief donor (Late) Shri C U Shah’s daughter Minalben Shah said the Navkar Mantra and welcomed the invited guests and dignitaries.
The swadhyay hall, Upashray, dining hall, reception, indoor sports room, yoga room, library, computer room, and three floors of residential dormitories were inaugurated.
Addressing the assembled guests Param Pujya Bhaishri while expressing deep satisfaction at the inauguration of hallowed halls said that the most important component in our lives is love and good will towards one and all. The simplicity of his message and his gentle demeanor enhanced the sanctity of the place.
Pujya Namra Muni too graced the occasion. He said: “Every one of us needs to renounce selfishness and strive to serve others. Even a small morsel falling from the mouth of an elephant is a princely meal for an ant, likewise when the rich are able to part with some of their wealth, it can be extremely beneficial to the poor. I appeal to everyone here to donate more money towards education.”
In her speech, Minaben remembered her late father, while adding that since this sanatorium is blessed by pious souls like Param Pujya Bhaishri and Namra Muni Maharaj Saheb, people who will come and stay here should maintain the sanctity of this place.
- Rs 1 crore and 6 lakhs donation was given by C U Shah Charitable trust for the sanatorium. Present at the occasion were family members of the Late C U Shah – his daughter Minalben and son-in-law Rohitbhai Shah
- Head of Swetambar Murtipujak Sangh, Shri Chinubhai Shah and chairman of Jain Jagruti Central Board, Shri Rameshbhai Morbiya were also present at the inauguration ceremony of C U Shah Sanatorium, Deolali.