Following the instruction of the party supremo Mamata Banerjee felicitation programme of meritorious students were being organised instead of victory rallies by workers of Trinamool Congress all across the state. Some local leaders and workers of the party at Mirzapur village in Burdwan had gone a step ahead by utilising the money collected for victory rally to get an orphan married. Lakshmi from Mirzapur village in Burdwan I block got married to Rajendra Pal, a private tutor from Mangalkote on Tuesday morning.
Lakshmi’s mother had died when she was in school and she had no one to look after as her father had remarried a few months after her mother’s death. Despite facing such a situation she had managed to pass Madhyamik examinations a few years ago. But for certain reasons she had to give up her studies and started learning to make handicrafts.
She was favourite of everyone in the village. She also helped some children from her neighbourhood to learn reading Bengali texts. The reason being she did not have anyone to teach her in the childhood so she did not want these children to suffer the same fate.
The local people had taken initiative and the private tutor from Mangalkote Rajendra Pal had agreed to marry her. The date was fixed and her neighbours had initiated making arrangements for her marriage in a small way. The local Trinamool Congress leaders got the information that the local people have arranged her marriage and provided necessary assistance. The party workers and local leaders had decided to make an elaborate arrangement for her marriage.
They spend the entire amount that was collected for certain programmes and victory rally in her marriage. Around 250 people including the groom’s family members and friends were invited. They were given a treat. Many people from the locality were also invited. Starting from decorating the place where the marriage took place to cater food to the invitees were done by the local people along with the Trinamool Congress workers. The local people appreciated the move taken by the party’s local leader and workers. The villagers appreciated the move as the money was being utilised for a great work and the orphan has got a guardian after all.