Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), March 1, 2005: As a prelude to the Mahamasthakabhishekha of Lord Bahubali to be held at Shravanabelagola in 2006 the Karnataka State Youth Conference has been organised at Shravanabelagola on sunday the 17th of April, 2005. All youths, men and women from Karnataka aged between 18 and 40 years can participate in the conference. The youth organisations can register by providing the following details: Name of the organisation, address, phone numbers, year in which it was founded, total number of members, number of members willing to participate in the conference and other details. Those who wish to have lodging accommodation are requested to inform well in advance. The lodging facilities would be provided from the evening of 16th to the morning of 18th April. The preparations for the conference are underway under the able guidance of Swastisri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji of the Shravanabelagola Jain mutt.
On April 17th the procession of the Jain youth, guidance and discourses by subject experts, interactive sessions, talent exhibitions and felicitation of the talents would be held. The Mahamasthakabhishekha of Baghawan Bahubali will be held in February 2006 and as a prelude to it a series of conferences such as the Karnataka Jain Youth Conference, All India Jain Youth Conference, Kannada Jain Literary Conference, All Religions Meet, Karnataka State Women’s Conference, National Women’s Conference and others would be organised. This Youth Conference the first of its kind in the series of such conferences held hitherto.
Sri D.Mahaveer the president of the Sri Bahubali Yuvak Sangh, Hassan is the convener of the conference. For further details and registration please contact: Sri D.Mahavir, President Sri Bahubali Yuvak Sangh, Mahavir Provisions, Near Arvind Convent, Kuvempu Circle, Kuvempu Nagar, Hassan -573201, Phone: 08172-267304/266734. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)