Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), October 23, 2005: His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt opined that the Jaina writers and poets has enriched Kannada literature and called upon the Jaina scholars to work towards continuing the trend. He felt that the Kannada Jaina Literary meets would provide a platform to both the old and young Jaina writers. He was speaking in his address to the gathering during the interactive session organised at Shravanabelagola as part of the All Kannada Jaina Literary Conference. He promised all kinds of support to the annual Jaina literary meets that would be conducted in different parts of Karnataka. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)