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Efforts for castelessness

Atheist Centre is in the forefront of promoting intercaste and casteless marriages. More than five hundred such marriages took place at the Centre and other parts of the State. Members of Atheist Centre placed an example before others by marrying casteless and breaking the barriers of untouchability. It is the example that inspires others in the efforts for social equality. In addition to the casteless marriages, it also organises social mixipot programmes where food is cooked in different homes, but eaten together transcending the barriers of caste. It organises gatherings of the Inter-caste and casteless couple and honours them. It also encourages marriages under the Special Marriage Act, which is a secular method without reference to caste and religion. Inter-religion marriages between Hindu-Muslim, Hindu-Christian, Hindu-Sikh is held at the Centre strengthening secular values.