The district branch of Tamil Nadu Brahmins Association has urged the State government to increase the festival allowance for government employees and teachers to Rs.5,000.

In a statement issued here on Sunday, S. Krishnamurthy, district vice president of the association, has requested the State government to sanction bi-cycles to priests attached to private temples on the lines of priests for the HR and CE temples.

He also wanted the Education Department to notify the Ulagappar Higher Secondary School in Kadiyapatti village as the centre for the SSLC and Plus Two public examinations.

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