Bangalore (Karnataka), November 15, 2005: A series of people welfare programmes have been organised in and around Shravanabelagola by the Janakalyana Samiti of the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava. As a part of this an Artificial Limb Alignment Camp had been organised at Shravanabelagola for the benefit of the needy. The camp had been organised in coordination with C.B.Bhandari Charitable Trust, Bangalore. 46 patients of the total 75 examined were aligned with the artificial limbs.
Speaking on the occasion His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi BHattarakha Swamiji of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt opined that the Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations should not be limited to the poojas and aradhanas instead it should also have a social dimension through such camps. Shravanabelagola M.L.A. Sri C.S.Putte Gowda distributed the artificial limbs. Shravanabelagola gram panchayat president Sri Sharat Kumar; Sri Champalal Bhandari of the the Bhandari Charitable Trust; president of the Marwadi Yuvak Sangh Sri F.R.Singhvi were present on the occasion. Sri H.N.Rajendra Kumar convener of the Janakalyana Samithi delivered the welcome address. Sri S.B.Suresh Jain convener of the Janakalyana Samiti delivered the vote of thanks.
Artificial limbs alignments would be done at the week long camp organised at Shravanabelagola from 16th to 23rd October, 2005. Free Calipers would be distributed on the occasion. For further details contact Dr.G.S.Brahmaraj (Phone: 94488 18834) and are requested to register on or before October 9. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)