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Former nun joins pro-Hindu teacherís union

8:31 AM, July 17, 2019

India(Kerala):The state president of the union, Sadanandan, gave her the membership during a meet of women teachers of the union here on Saturday.

A former nun, working in a Church-managed school in Kerala, has joined the pro-Hindu-leaning National Teachers Union (NTU).

Silimol Sebastian, a teacher at St John's Nepumsian's Higher Secondary School, Kozhuvanal, formally took the membership of the union saying she needs the union’s support to fight for her rights.

Silimol left nunnery in August 2016 without making any public announcements for her reasons to leave her religious life

However, she continued to her teaching job in the higher secondary classes of the school under the Pala diocese. 

The state president of the union, Sadanandan, gave her the membership during a meet of women teachers of the union here on Saturday.

Silimol, a native of Elamkulam in Ponkunnam, is teaching social work for the students here.

Silimol told media she faces “a lot of challenges” following her decisions to leave the convent-life. She finds strength in the support she gets from students, she said.

Source: Times of India

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