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Date: Thu Jan 11 1996 - 20:12:21 PST
I am not in favour any English prefixes or suffixes. Words like progressive sound political, Munetra even more so. SVTK is long enough and may not remain as Srivaishnava Thondar Kuzham just as Hindustan Machine Tools was forced to change its name legally to hmt India ltd many years ago. Learned and elderly members of the group have given their blessings to the name and we should perhaps not debate over the name for too long. It is an ancient Vedic practice that the youngest member of a group or family gives out his or her opinion first in any discussion and these points are considered and a decision is reached by the head of the group or family based on his understanding of Dharma shastras. Democracy was therefore practiced but limited to what Sriman Narayana desires as interpreted by the wisest (or eldest person) in the group. Perhaps this point could be used as a precedent to prevent discussions from getting overheated or personal or where a decision has to be reached like in selecting a name by a deadline. Jaganath.