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Yoga Kshema Sabha state meet begins

Published: 22nd September 2012 11:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2012 11:01 AM   |  A+A-

The state conference of the Yoga Kshema Sabha began at the Adisankara Nagar (Ayodhya auditorium) here on Friday.

While inaugurating the three-day conference, Union Minister of State for Power K C Venugopal commended the role of the Sabha in following the social reforms initiated by V T Bhattathirippad and EMS in the Namboodiri community. He said the social reforms introduced by the early reformers had done a great service to the progress of the entire society.

The union minister said that the traditional priests performing ‘Santhi’ at temples under devaswoms were being treated as last-grade employees and that they were entitled to be considered first-grade employees. He stressed the need to bring about a change in the system.

The conference began with state president of the Sabha Akkeeraman Kalidasan Namboodirippad hoisting the flag. Thekkiniyedath Padmanabhan Unni Namboodiri performed the Ganapathi Homam.

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