"Periyar's dream realised," Kamal said.

Kamal Haasan hails non-Brahmin priests appointment in Kerala
news Policy Monday, October 09, 2017 - 13:17

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Monday hailed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests to serve in temples administered by the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB).

"Bravo Travancore Devaswom Board. Salute to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for appointing 36 non-Brahmin priests. Periyar's dream realised," Haasan tweeted.

Last week, Kerala appointed 62 priests to serve in temples administered by the TDB. Out of the 62, 36 were non-Brahmins of which six were dalit candidates. This became a landmark move, since it was the first time since the TDB was formed in 1949, that the appointments were made in accordance with the reservation norms followed for the recruitment of government employees.

Also read: In a first, Kerala follows reservation in posting temple priests: 30 OBCs, 6 Dalits appointed

Last month, Haasan met Pinarayi in Kerala and discussed about the political situation in Tamil Nadu. 

After the meeting, the Dasavatharam actor said his colour was definitely not saffron, amid rumours that he will form a political party on his birthday on November 7. 

Earlier, DMK working president MK Stalin too, had congratulated the LDF Kerala government for appointing non-Brahmin priests. He called it a "ground-breaking achievemnt."

(With inputs from IANS)

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