Shravanabelagola, October 22, 2005: The president of the All Kannada Jain Literary Conference Dr.Ham.Pa.Nagarajaiah was taken in an attractive procession to Boppana Stage of the Chavundaraya Mantap, the venue of the conference. He was decorated with traditional Mysore Silk Turban, Hassan districts famous cardamom garland and sandalwood garland. Dr.Hampana was escorted by Sri D.N.Akki and Sri A.B.Pandit of Gulbarga district to the procession vehicle.
The pooja kunitha of Mandya district, Jaggalige Mela of Dharwad District, Kiligombe Kunita of Dakshina Kannada, Mysore Band Set, Dollu Kunita of Sagar and other cultural troupe participated in the procession. The youths led the procession with the Kannada flags in their hand. The women of the Kushmandini Mahila Samaj carrying the Kalashas on their head was an added attraction to the procession. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)