Shravanabelagola, August 15, 2005: A special programme in connection with the 50th death anniversary of Acharya Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj has been organised at Shravanbelagola on the 4th and 5th of September, 2005. Acharya Sri Vardhamansagarji Maharaj the fifth successor of the Akshunna tradition of Acharya Sri Shanthisagarji Maharaj, Acharya Sri Gunanandi Maharaj, Acharya Sri Varadattasagarji Maharaj and other 40 Jain ascetics will be present on the occasion. The two day programme will be held under the guidance of His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji.
CM’s Presence: Sri N.Dharamsingh the chief minister of Karnataka will be present at a function organised on September 4th and will offer Vinayanjali to Acharya Shanthisagarji Maharaj. Dr.D.Veerendra Hegde the Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala, ministers, MLAs and other dignitaries will also be present on that day. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)