Pothencode: Union Minister V. Muraleedharan said that the thoughts and ideas of Navajyothi Sri Karunakara Guru have imparted a new sense of direction to the world. He was speaking while inaugurating the felicitation Meeting held on the occasion of the 39th Sannyasa Deeksha Varshikam at Santhigiri Ashram. The Guru knew that only through the spiritual upliftment of women can a proper spiritual renaissance be possible in the world. We see everything, starting with nature and the rivers, as our mother. In a country with such a tradition, today on Vijayadashami day, the ceremony of 22 Brahmacharini sisters taking sannyasa initiation is timely and appropriate for this day. The Minister said that Sannyasa Deeksha at Santhigiri Ashram is a ceremony to change the misconceptions that women are second-class citizens and once again call for the importance of women in society.
Minister Antony Raju formally announced the Sannyasa Deeksha in a function presided over by Kadakampalali Surendran. On the occasion, Food Minister G.R. Anil, AA Rahim MP, DK Murali MLA, and M Vincent MLA were the special guests. Ashram President Swami Chaitanya Jnana Thapaswi, General Secretary Swami Gururatnam Jnana Thapaswi, Palayam Imam Dr.V.P. Shuhaib Maulavi, Believers Church Auxiliary Bishop Mathews More Sylvanus Episcoppa, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (Sriramapadashram), Swami Abhayananda (Chempazhanti Gurukulam), Swami Nirmohatma Jnana Thapaswi and others were present in the Meeting.
Janani Ramyaprabha Jnana Thapaswini, Dr.G. R.Kiran, Sabir Tirumala, Manivkal Gram Panchayat President Kuthirakulam Jayan, Pothencode Gram Panchayat President T.R. Anilkumar, Manickal Gram Panchayat Vice President Lathakumari, Pothencode Gram Panchayat Vice President Anithakumari, Vembayam Gram Panchayat Vice President Jagannathappillai S, CPI District Secretary Mankot Radhakrishnan, Nalanchira Bathani Ashram Fr. Eldo Baby OIC, Thiruvananthapuram Chinmaya Mission Swami Abhayananda, Nurul Islam University Vice Chairman M. S. Faisal Khan, Cultural Welfare Fund Board Chairman K. Madhupal, A.A. Rasheed, Chairman State Minority Commission, State Disability Commission Commissioner Panchapakesan, N., former MP Peethambara Kurup, Kerala Mahila Sangh Secretary and former MLA E.S. Bijimol, K.S. Sabarinathan, BJP State Vice President C. Sivankutty, BJP National Executive Committee Member Karamana Jayan, BJP State Secretary Adv.S. Suresh, Muslim League State Committee Member Prof. Dudhakal Jamal, former DCC, Kollam. President Adv. Bindukrishna, Janata Dal National General Secretary Anu Chacko, Kollam District Muslim League President Adv. Naushad Yunus, Orthodox Church Fr. Samuel Karukail, St. John’s Medical Village Director Fr. Fr. Abraham Thomas of Syrian Church, Sharada College of Nursing Coordinator Sreekumari Amma, Fr. Luke T. Panicker of Ullur Orthodox Church, Brahmachari Jayaram Sivaram of Neyyar Dam Sivanandashram, St. Thomas Chaplain Rev. Mathew K. John, Karunalayam Mother Superior Sister Merin, Thiruvananthapuram CSI. South Kerala Diocese Secretary ER. TT Praveen, Rashtriya Janata Dal State General Secretary Salim Madavoor, Thiruvananthapuram District, BJP Secretary M. Balamurali, Vamanapuram Block Vice President Adv. SM Razi, Child Welfare Committee, Chairperson, Adv. Shanifa Begum, SNDP Secretary Chuzhal Nirmalan, Thiruvananthapuram DCC Vice President Adv.M. Munir, Neyyatinkara Yuva Morcha Vice President B.L. Ajesh, K.P.C.C. Minority Committee Chairman Adv. Nair, social worker Dr. Maria Oommen, Travancore Devaswom Board Temple Advisory Committee President S. Ajoy Kumar, RJD State Vice President Naushad Thottukara, Manickal Gram Panchayat Welfare Standing Committee Chairperson R. Sahirat Bivi, Pothencode Gram Panchayat Standing Committee Chairman Abhin Das S, Manickal Gram Panchayat Standing Committee Chairman M. Anilkumar, Vamanapuram Block Panchayat Member K. Sajeev, Manickal Gram Panchayat Member Koliacode Mahindran, Potehncode Gram Panchayat Member Varna Latish, C.P. I. Venjarammudu Area Committee Secretary E.A. Saleem, Former Special Secretary (Lo) Govt. of Kerala Adv.Sheela R Chandran, District Child Protection Officer Chitralekha S, Santhigiri Santhimahima Coordinator Brahmachari Aravind P, Koliacode Mohanan, Muslim League District Committee Member A.M. Rafi, Congress, Nedumangad constituency committee member K. Kirandas, and others participated in the Felicitation Meeting.