Shravanabelagola, February 4, 2006: The much sought after honour of offering the first kalasha at the new millennium’s first Mahamastkabhisheka Mahotsava celebrations has become that of Rajasthan’s Patni family, with Ashok Kumar Patni and his family all set to do the honours on February 8.
Hailing from Kishneganj, Rajasthan, Ashok Kumar Patni and family have been chosen by Swasthishri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka for the honours, in recognition of the philonthropic act of this RK Marbles family of donating a sum of Rs.1.08 crores toward the 100 beded Bahubali Children’s Hospital constructed by the mutt and which was inaugurated by President APJ Abdul Kalam on Jan 22. Ashok Kumar Patni had made the donation in the memory of his father late Ratanlal Kavrilal Patni. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)