Shravanabelagola, November 18, 2005: Smt Hemavathi Verendra Heggde called upon the women folk to come out of the four walls of the houses so as to lead the society. She was speaking in her inaugural address during the All India Jain Mahila Sammelan organised at Shravanabelagola on the occasion of the Mahamasthakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali in February 2006. She detailed the contribution of women in general and Jain women in particular in various fields. proceeding further she called upon the women to focus upon inculcating the knowledge of Jain dharma and sadharmic rituals amongst the children.
Dr.Neelam Jain, editor of Jain Mahiladarsha presided over the function. She spoke on the deteriorating Jain values in the society and called upon the women to focus on this and work towards strengthening it in the society. Smt.Bhavani Revanna released the souvenir Madhavi on the occasion. Sri A.R.Nirmal Kumar, working president of the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava – 2006 delivered the key note address. Smt Shobha Vimuktha Kumar president of the Mahila Samelan organising committee delivered the welcome address. – Jain Heritage Centres News Service (JHCNS)