PERUNNA: NSS is an organisation safeguarding democracy and secularism, said Cardinal Baselious Cleemis Bava, Major Archbishop of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.
Mannath Padmanabhan has not used his organisation for political likings, the Cardinal said after inaugurating the Mannam Jayanthi celebrations in Perunna. NSS has not hurt anybody. Mannath Padmanabhan only aimed the growth of the community and had never encouraged factionalism. One should realise that factionalism is harmful to the country. Diversity is part of the culture of the country and we should try to protect it.
Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala who spoke later said the people of the state has taken over G Sukumaran Nair’s stand that one should not try to saffronise the community. Mannath Padmanabhan was a person who stood for refinement and harmony of the community, he said.