AYURVEDA TREATMENT CAMP HELD AT
(Karnataka), September 25: A Ayurveda Treatment Camp had
been organised at Shravanabelagola for the benefit of the public
by the Janakalyana Samiti of the Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava.
More than 600 patients were examined and treated during the
camp. His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattarakha Swamiji
the pontiff of the Shravanabelagola Jain Mutt inaugurated the
camp by lighting the lamp. The camp had been organised in
coordination with Sri Pujyapada Chikitsalaya of Tirthahalli; Sri
Padmamba Rasa Oushada Karyala, Shimoga and Sri Padmamba
Charitable trust. Well known Ayurveda specialists will
participate in the camp.
Of Tirthahalli, Dr.M.R.Nagaraj Hegde and Dr.Malathi Hegde of
Shimoga, Dr.Bharathi Mohan Kumar of Shravanabelagola,
Dr.DHanapal Kelasoor of Hassan and Dr.H.S.L.Kumar of Pandavapura
participated as specialist doctors. Sri H.N.Rajendrakumar and
Sri S.B.Suresh Jain the president and convener of the
Janakalyana Sub Committee coordinated the camp.
46 PATIENTS ALIGNED WITH
Shravanabelagola MLA C S Puttegowda fixing the artificial
limb on a beneficiary at the camp as HH Swasthishri
Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji, Janakalyana Sub Committee
Convener H.N.Rajendra Kumar and Coconvener S.B.Suresh Jain
(Karnataka), Oct 23: 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.
FREE HAIR LIP SURGERY CAMP
Shravanabelagola, Dec 1:
Sri H.N.Rajendra Kumar president of the Janakalyana Sub Committee of the
Mahamasthakabhisheka Mahotsava - 2006 has informed that a Free Hair Lip
Surgery Camp has been organised at the Children hospital near Dhavalatertham,
Shravanabelagola on 11th December 2006. He has informed that this programme has
been organised as a part of the Jana Kalyana Sub Committee. Interested persons
can register for the surgery on or before 11th December, 2006.
REACHING THE MASSES THROUGH
Shravanabelagola, Jan 7: As all eyes stay fixed on the hectic
preparations underway in the pilgrim town of Shravanabelagola for the
Mahamasthakabhisheka celebrations of Bhagawan Shri Bahubali Swami, it
is only appropriate that attention is paid to the many social welfare
programmes, also a part of the celebrations, undertaken by the
Digambara Jain under the stewardship of His Holiness Swasthishri
Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji.
The mutt's social welfare initiatives was given a kick start in the
year 1981 when the Sahastrabdi or the millennium celebrations
marking the 1000 years of installation of the 58.8 ft monolith of
Bhagawan Bahubali was held. The Janamangala Kalasha, a highlight of
the celebrations, which was flagged off by the then Prime Minister
Mrs. Indira Gandhi from New Delhi reached Shravanabelagola after
itinerating all the States. This gave birth to Gommateshwara
Janakalyana Trust, the service arm of the Mutt and its first act was
memorable. One thousand people who were visually impaired got back
their eyesight and that nostalgic moment still lingers in the minds of
many – the joy that abound on their faces when they witnessed Bhagawan
Bahubali's millennium celebrations, a sight they had never dreamt of
The Gommateshwara Janakalyana Trust has not lagged behind even during
the current celebrations, the first Mahamasthakabhisheka of this
millennium. His Holiness Swamiji has gone out of his way to ensure
that the celebrations are not just rituals, pomp, show and pageantry.
Several social welfare programmes have been taken up for the benefit
of the people of Hassan and other surrounding districts. Janakalyana
Programmes have primarily focused on providing basic facilities for
the poor and the needy. Medical camps, cleanliness of villages,
imparting awareness and education on protection of environment, and
creation of new jobs for the rural people is some of the important
programmes that have been carried out and some are still in progress.
According to H N Rajendrakumar, President of the Janakalyana Sub
Committee, health sector through several medical camps was given
utmost importance this time round, keeping in mind the inaccessibility
of modern medical facilities to the poor and the middle class.
Artificial limb camp have been organized and Jaipur calipers
distributed to more than 50 people from different parts of Karnataka
in the co-ordination with C.B Bhandary Charitable trust, Bangalore.
Seminars were organized in different schools to create awareness about
dental care and free toothbrush and paste distributed. The much
acclaimed eye testing and eye operation camp was held during May last
year, and more than 1200 people underwent testing and more than 600
people eyes were operated upon. Dental Check up camp was organized in
June and more than 50 dental sets were distributed. Free medical check
up, Ayurvedic Medical and a second Dental care camp followed.
In order to provide permanent free medical aid, Pushpadantha Dental
Clinic was established at Shravanabelagola, providing free dental care
facilities. Free Ayurvedic Hospital was established along with an eye
hospital and a clinical laboratory with X-ray departments providing
free medical service to the people. "Smile" a treatment for split lips
people was held in coordination with C.B Charitable trust in which
more than 50 members from various parts of the State returned smiling
radiantly. Gommateshwara Mobile Hospital, on its part is doing
dedicated service to the local community throughout the year thanks to
the dedicated work of Dr. Bramharaj, who is serving since the
inception of the mobile hospital.
"Janakalyana Programme is also concerned with protection of
environment and as a part of this endeavour, medicinal plants and
other plantation trees were distributed to the farmers. As a part of
the 'Total Sanitation Campaign', the Trust distributed bags of cement
and other construction materials to 700 homes in Shravanabelagola to
create sanitation facilities," says Rajendrakumar.
A separate self-employment scheme was launched for the women during
the run up to the current celebrations, training them preparing
handicrafts from the waste materials generated in day-to-day life.
Sewing machines were distributed for the poor women to make them self
sufficient in daily life. This apart, the Trust runs the "Jaina
Shravaka Vriddhashrma", a home for the aged apart from a 'Goshala'.
The Janakalyana Trust's activities are not confined just to
Shravanabelagola or Karnataka. A team of doctors and Gommateshwara
Mobile Hospital helped flood victims in Belgaum and Bagalkote,
providing medical aid to more than 2500 people. An amount of 5,00,000
was distributed for meeting the housing needs of those rendered
homeless by the floods apart from making arrangements to meet the
fodder and veterinary needs of the cattle. While Janakalyana Trust
spends 78 percent of its resources toward meeting the relief and
service requirements of the poor and needy in Karnataka, the remaining
amount goes toward relief and service activities in other states from
its Akshaya Satkhara Nidhi.
Among the future plans of the Trust is introduction of a
24/7-ambulance service for handling emergencies and encouraging
mechanised agriculture among the farmers through distribution of
modern agricultural implements. The community service in health
sector, self-employment and protection of environment will also
include education sector.