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No bride available from same community, Tamil Brahmin org to scout for brides in UP, Bihar

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Chennai: A Tamil Nadu based association for Brahmins has launched a special drive to look for suitable matches belonging to the same community in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

"We have launched a special movement on behalf of our Sangam," said Thamizhnadu Brahmin Association (Thambraas) president N Narayanan. The association chief, in his letter, said coordinators would be appointed in Delhi, Lucknow and Patna to take forward the initiative.

Narayanan also said that a person who can read, write and speak in Hindi would be appointed at the association's headquarters to perform the coordination role.

The Thambraas chief told PTI that he is in touch with people in Lucknow and Patna adding the initiative is practicable. "I have commenced work in this regard," he said.

In an open letter published in the association's monthly Tamil magazine's November issue, the organisation estimated that more than 40,000 Tamil Brahmin men, in the age group of 30-40, could not get married as they are unable to find brides from within Tamil Nadu.

According to the organisation "if there are 10 Brahmin boys in the marriageable age group, only six girls are available in the marriageable age group in Tamil Nadu."

While several Brahmin people welcomed the move, there were also other views from within the community.

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