Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) -- is based in the progressive city of Pune (Maharashtra, India). BJS aims to work towards a stronger India through the creation of a more transparent social fabric across the nation. In aiming for this objective, a major task would be to rid the country from age-old practices followed blindly, generation after generation. The founder President of BJS Shri Shantilalji Muttha has been in the forefront of social service. His leadership style reflects his personal devotion and sincerity towards selfless service and genuine concern for social issues. During the early years, the focus was on how to bring about social reforming matrimonial practices prevalent in the country. The experience gathered in this sphere of activity helped BJS to established a well-knit network of volunteers willing to devote time and their own funds to prorogate the organization's aims. The following year wise breakup is the full proof of how BJS has devoted towards its goals and objectives:
Since 1985, BJS regularly organizes mass marriages, match making sammelans and provides for family counseling. Since 1995 all marriages in his own family (including of his own son & daughter) have been solemnized under this scheme.
In 1988 BJS has been holding medical camps successfully for the last 15 years, especially in the rural areas. These includes Plastic Surgeries which are held for more than six months each year and conducted by renowned specialist doctors from US. This has benefited thousands of needy people every year. In 1992 BJS played significant role by contributing in restoration of Place during Mumbai riots. Peace March was organised Pune to Nagpur.It was encouraged and attended by many national and International prominent persons including late Acharya Sushil Muni, Swami Chidanandji, Moulana Wahiduddin Khan Saheb, Padmabhushan Shri Anna Hazare, Justice C Dharmadhikari, Padmabhushan Late Shri Govindji Shroff and many more..
Significant efforts and contribution have made in post Latur Earthquake, in terms of relief work. Wagholi Educational and Rehabilitation Center (WERC). runs houses and hostels, schools and college for 1200 hundred children and has been appreciated and applauded by many National and International Dignitaries including Hon. President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, during his Pune visit on November 30th. 2002.