Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), June 17, 2017: His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji, the pontiff of Shravanabelagola Jain Math said that utmost importance has been given for maintaining cleanliness at Sri Kshetra Shravanabelagola in view of the upcoming Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava of Lord Bahubali in February – 2018. He was speaking on the occasion of donating three 3 wheel Ape vehicles from Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt to the Shravanabelagola Gram Panchayat. He further mentioned that these vehicles will be operated by the Gram Panchayat to collect and dispose garbage within the 5 Kms radius of Shravanabelagola and the cost incurred towards its operation, staff salary and diesel cost will be borne by S.D.J.M.I.M.C. Trust of Shravanabelagola.

Sri A Manju, district incharge minister and president of Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava’s state Government committee & Sri C.N.Balakrishna flagged off these vehicles. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)