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INDIAN temples should play an active role in promoting religious and moral values to the people, Deputy Federal Territories Urban and Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan was reported as saying by Tamil Nesan.
The Tapah MP spoke to reporters after attending the salangai pooja performed by the students of Sai Mayuri Dance School at the Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple hall in Tapah on Saturday.
Saravanan said temples should not concentrate only on prayers and annual festivals, but should have religious and moral classes so that the people, especially the youngsters, would have the basic knowledge about Indian traditions and customs.
He said currently many temples were focusing on religious hymns, music and dance classes but not much attention was given to traditions and customs.
>Perak Indian Artistes Association has called on the state government to give more opportunities to Indian artistes at official functions, reported Makkal Osai.
One of the artistes, K. Ramadas claimed that the Perak government had not invited any Indian artiste for the state Deepavali open houses, Ponggal festival celebrations and during the recent visit by the Prime Minister.
He said a memorandum had been submitted to Datuk S.Veerasingam, the special advisor to the Perak Menteri Besar, about two years ago.
He said they could only prove their capabilities when given an opportunity.
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