Opinion of two great Jain Acharyas about Parshwanath Vidyapeeth:

 Established in 1937, Parshwanath Vidyapeeth is a unique Institute of higher learning in Jain Studies. It was established in the pious memory of Pujya Acharya Shri Sohanlal JiPujya Acharya Shri Sohanlal Ji and as such it is part of our heritage. Parshwanath I have personally visited this great institution earlier during my student life when I was understudy as an acetic. It has progressed a lot since then. It has not only a huge campus but a highly specialized Library dedicated to quality research and publications which are its forte. The publications are of the highest standard. A mammoth project of Jain Encyclopedia undertaken by the Institute has the potential to put Jainism on Global level. This Institute has always received the blessings of the Acharya Tradition of the Sharman Sangh. The great scholar and Acharya Pujya Atmaram Ji Maharaj blessed this institute, Pujya Anandrishi Ji Maharaj's love for education and knowledge is well known to all. Respected Pujya Acharya Devendramuni Ji Maharaja had keen interest in the development of the Institute. I wish that this institute, not only be a centre for higher studies of Jainism and meditation for Jains but should also be a source for all mankind to learn from. Let us learn from the heritage of lord Parshwanath and Lord Mahavir and learn to live it that way. I also wish that establishment of "Yashovijaya Smriti Dhyan Mandir" by the inspiration of Acharya Shri Rajyash Surishwar Ji should become an excellent place for meditation and research. In my opinion the institute has all the possibilities of becoming a University of Jainism. In present day context the spreading of Jain teachings is of the utmost importance. The Jaina Samaj should come forward to support this institution to transform it into a University. -Acharya Shiv Muni Parshwanath Vidyapeeth is important institution working in the field of Jainology. I have visited the Vidyapeeth. Achievements of this Institution in the field of research and publication are commendable.Pujya Acharya Shri Sohanlal JiAbout 176 books on various aspects of Jainism have been published, while 63 students have been awarded their Ph.D. after receiving able guidance from this Institute. Smt. Renu Devi Jain Bhojanshala of the institute is a good facility being run on donations. Anyone willing to contribute for this cause can do so by way of donations for the sponsorship of a day's meals. Parshwanath Vidyapeeth has ample infrastructure needed for a university, but due to scarcity of financial resources it has not got the status of Deemed to be university so far. All Jain community should come forward to contribute to this cause magnanimously. The Institute has decided that funds to be received from donor, shall be utilized for the welfare of scholars and the publication department as per the guidelines provided by the donors. Hence, I appeal to one and all the Jains to rise above the narrow sectarian interests and come forward, to donate concertedly to this institution which is working on the path shown by Jina Shasandeva. This institution is working in a non-sections manner- for all, and shall continue to do so. I also appeal to all the educationists, scholars and philanthropists to extend their full support by all possible means for the growth and development of this institute. -Rajyash Surishwar