Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bangalore celebrates Mahaveer Jayanthi

Bangalore celebrates Mahaveer Jayanthi

Staff Reporter
BANGALORE: A colourful procession and programmes marked the Bhagawan Mahaveer Jayanthi celebrations here on Sunday in which thousands of Jains participated.

The procession led by the Jain Yuva Sangathan was flagged off by Assistant Commissioner of Police Jeetendranath from Town Hall, and went through Nagarathpet and Chickpet before reaching Freedom Park where a function was held. Tableaux depicting scenes from Jain mythology, the life of Mahaveera and unity among Jain sects were a part of the procession.

Among others, Vice-Chancellor of Visvesvaraya Technological University H.P. Khincha, Bangalore Central MP P.C. Mohan, Gandhinagar MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao and Police Commissioner Shankar M. Bidari were present.

Various Jain religious leaders attended the function.

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