Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), September 4, 2005: His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt has called upon the state and central Governments to include the life history of Acharya Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj in the school text books. He opined that Sri Shanthisagarji like Swami Vivekananda and Aurbindo struggled hard for the revival of the dharma and sanskriti. He said that ‘Sri Shanthisagarji revived the Digambar Jain Ascetic Order in the 20th century and felt the need to introduce his biography in the school text books so as to inform about its importance to the younger generation’. He was speaking on the occasion of the 50th death anniversary celebration of Acharya Shanthisagarji Maharaj at Shravanabelagola. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)