His political activities started at the early age of 14, active participation in 1942 freedom fighting got him arrested several times, but being underage he used to be released after one day detention period. Sadly, his name was removed from the school register due to active participation in freedom fighting movement. He currently holds the position of President of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom Fighters Sanghthan.
Post-Independence, Mr. Dal Chand Jain’s political enterprises involved active membership in a number of government bodies – both local and at the Centre. Starting out as District Convenor of Indian Social Service, Municipal President of Sagar Municipality he moved on to be a Member of the legislative assembly in 1967 and Member of Parliament (M.P.) in 1984. Mr. Dal Chand was also the Treasurer of Madhya Pradesh from 1978 to 1986 and has been nominated to the External Affairs Advisory Committee of Parliament and a member of the Direct Tax Advisory Committee and Finance Administrative Council.
In the true Gandhian spirit of democracy of working for the masses, he has always visited and kept contact with the people of his constituency for the development of his region and for its interest always rendered assistance and keeps visiting it.
However, his pre-occupation with political activities did not diminish Mr. Dal Chand’s interest and active participation in social and educational activities and organizations.
Mr. Dal Chand Jain has worked continuously for peace co-ordination and unity and his efforts were rewarded by being conferred with the International Unity award.
Besides being a member and president in several industrial organisation, he is the All India Beedi Industry Federation treasurer, Senior Advisor of Madhya Pradesh Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries Bhopal.
Mr. Dal Chand was nominated by His Excellency the Governor of Madhya Pradesh as member of the executive council of Shri Hari Singh Gour Vishwa Vidyalaya (formerly Sagar Vishwa Vidyalaya) which is a largest and the first University in the province and later continued on the Board as an elected member.
He has been the President of Shri Ganesh Prasad Varanee Sanskrit College Trust, for many years. While at present he is the President of Jain Higher Secondary School, Sagar (M.P.), and President of Shri Bhagwandas Sobha Lal Charitable Trust
As a member of the Central Labour Welfare Board, he is striving to secure respect for labourers and working for their welfare.
While he has been working in various executive capacities, he has also been working for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe labourers and weaker sections of the society, and towards this end he has given free lease funds from his family property and has zealously given all types of assistance to the weaker section from the trust.
His association with several educational, social and cultural organizations and holding highest positions not only in Madhya Pradesh but at the all India level, has brought him great recognition as a noted social worker.
He has travelled abroad on numerous occasion to represent India in many Inter-national Conferences
While being engrossed with politics, social and educational field he also spared his time and energies towards his religious obligations and is currently the President of World Vishva Ahimsa Sangh sponsored by Acharya Shri Sushil Muny which is active on the International level for truth, non-violence and peace, since 1986; Past-President (from 1978 to 1992) of All India Digambar Jain Parishad and has been a Trustee of All Indian Digambar Jain Pilgrimage field.