Hiten Panachand Savla

Area South
Role Area Secretary
Profile I spent my childhood upto O-Level’s in Mombasa, moving to London in 1983 for further studies. Having lost my mum, whose values I still follow to date, in 1986, my desire to contribute to the community at large has grown over time, with involvement in Oshwal and governor position at a local high school.
Prior to getting involved at area committee level, I have been a part of the SAS Committee over the last 20 years with a break in-between of around 8 years. During my first stint on SAS committee, I was also involved with the Yuvak Sangh at central level, highlights there being key in organising the first It’s a Knockout inter area fun day as well as the Charity cycle ride from Potters Bar.
Vision My vision for the community is to see it evolve to the true nature of Jainism, where we become an inclusive community as opposed what we have been in the past.

My vision for the community is to be more professional with clear governance structure. Considering the level of funds we are now being generated, there needs to be clear finance regulations and accountability of any projects being undertaken.

As more of our youngsters get exposed to the cosmopolitan world, they need to also learn to question and understand the virtues of Jainism. It is no longer sufficient to just follow rituals.