Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sanghom general secretary N. Sreenivasan inaugurated the Ayyappa Dharma Sammelan as part of the 61st Hindu religious meeting, organised by the Ranni Haindava Seva Samithi, on the Pampa riverbed at Ranni on Thursday.

Pandalam Palace Managing Committee president P. Ramavarma Raja delivered the keynote address. Sanghom vice-president D. Vijayakumar, the Haindava Seva Samithi former secretary T.K. Rajappan and the sanghom local unit leader V.K. Rajagopal spoke. K. Haridas, Hindu Aikyavedi State secretary, presided.

Sanghom volunteer captain Thanchavur Damodaran Swami was honoured on the occasion. He has been heading the stretcher service unit of the sanghom in Sabarimala for 22 years.

The Swami Vivekananda commemoration meet will be held on Friday afternoon. Sukumar Azhikode, critic, Swami Garudadhwajananda of the Vazhoor Theerthapada Ashram and Hareendranatha Kurup will address the meet.

Aswati Tirunal Gowri Lakshmi Bhai will inaugurate the women's meet on Saturday afternoon. T.G. Purushothaman Nair, president of the Kerala Hindumatha Adhyapaka Parishad, will preside over the religious schools' meet on Sunday.

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