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Kamal Hassan praises Kerala CM on priests appointment

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Leading actor Kamal Hassan today heaped praises on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for his government's decision to appoint 36 non-Brahmin priests in temples managed by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB).

The Devaswom Recruitment Board had recently recommended 36 non-Brahmins, including 6 Dalits, for appointment as priests in temples in the state.

"Bravo Travancore Devaswom board.. Salute to CM Mr. for appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests... Periyar's dream realised!," the acclaimed actor said in a post.

This is for the first time six persons from the scheduled caste community have been recommended for appointment as priests.

TDB manages at least 1,248 shrines, including the famous Lord temple at Sabarimala.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 15:28 IST