Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi urges NSS to oppose menace

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 3, 2018, 1:40 am IST
Updated Jan 3, 2018, 7:27 am IST
Archbishop of Changanassery Mar Joseph Perunthottam also spoke.
Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi flanked by Bishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Madavana Balakrishna Pillai, NSS general secretary G.Sukumaran Nair and  V. S. Sivakumar, MLA  at Mannam Jayanti  at Perunna in Changanachary on Tuesday. (Photo: DC)
 Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi flanked by Bishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Madavana Balakrishna Pillai, NSS general secretary G.Sukumaran Nair and V. S. Sivakumar, MLA at Mannam Jayanti at Perunna in Changanachary on Tuesday. (Photo: DC)

Kottayam: Aswathy Thirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bayi of the Travancore royal family has urged the Nair Service Society (NSS) to strive to end  the dowry system prevailing in the community. 

"The karayogams should oppose the dowry menace. If anything should be given to the children, it could be done after the marriage," she said inaugurating the 141st Mannam Jayanthi celebrations at the NSS headquarters at Perunna on Tuesday.

 

"If the dowry system is done away with, it will make the 'soul' of Mannathu Padmanabhan happy," she said.  The dowry system had converted woman into a product for sale.  Mannam had campaigned against the lavishness that prevailed in the community, she said and recalled that he had close ties with the Travancore royal family.

"The NSS is an organisation doing service without any ulterior motives. Those who blame the forward communities should  see the good deeds done  by them. Many of the progressive decisions that carried the state forward were  taken by them,"  she said.

Archbishop of Changanassery  Mar Joseph Perunthottam also spoke. 

Prof V.P. Haridas presided over the meeting.  Earlier, general secretary G. Sukumaran Nair welcomed the gathering and treasurer Dr G. Sasikumar proposed a vote of thanks.

Location: India, Kerala, kottayam




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