Jain Center of Minnesota (JCM)

Lifetime Achievement Award to Shanti Shah by India Association of Minnesota

Jain Center of Minnesota is very proud to present Shanti Shah, who was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the India Association of Minnesota (IAM) at its annual “Connect India ” event on March 19, 2022, for her long-time service to the Indian American Community. India Association of Minnesota (IAM) is a non-profit organization that has served the Indian community for 49 years. Shanti Shah has been an active member for over 45 years. In 2021 she was responsible for leading a legislative bill signed last year by the Governor of Minnesota declaring August 15 as “India Day”. This is a great accomplishment for the Indian Community in Minnesota. Shanti Shah is a past President of IAM and a contributor to the founding of the School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC). Shanti is the past President of the Jain Center of Minnesota and currently serves on its Trustee Advisory Council (TAC) and as a JAINA Director.

Shanti Shah grew up in Malad, Mumbai, as Shanti Gangar. Shanti’s family comes from Chasara, Kutch. She left Mumbai in 1967 for Canada and immigrated to the U.S. in July 1969. After living in Upstate New York, she moved to Minnesota in 1972. Since then, she has been an active member of the Indian community which has grown from 3,000 to 50,000 people

Welcome to Jain Center of Minnesota


We are a charitable, non-profit organization, dedicated to follow, and seek a better understanding of the Jain religion’s doctrine and beliefs. Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Jain Center of Minnesota (JCM) was formed in October 1989.

The Jain Center is a community of more than 100 families and growing. Our goal is to teach and promote Jain philosophy, values and rituals, thereby passing-on the faith and understanding to our next generation.

You are invited to visit the Jain temple at Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Ln N, Maple Grove, MN – 55311.

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Hindu Temple of Minnesota
10530 Troy Ln N,
Maple Grove MN 55311
Mon-Fri: 9.30am – 11.30am, 5.30pm – 8.30 pm
Weekends & Holidays: 9am – 8.30pm