Mass marriage better alternative to expensive weddings: Raman Singh

Mass marriage ceremonies save poor families from unnecessary financial burden. Keeping all its advantages in view, Chhattisgarh government has initiated Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojana to support poor families in getting their daughters married. This scheme is being successfully operated since last nine years.

This scheme is playing an effective role in eradication of social evils like dowry system, promoting social equality and goodwill, said Singh while addressing the mass marriage ceremony organised on Monday under Mukhyamantri Kanyadaan Yojana at PG College Ground in Ambikapur headquarters of Sarguja revenue division.

The chief minister extended blessings to the 566 couples, who tied nuptial knots at the mass marriage ceremony, and suggested the newly-weds to keep their families small, following the concept of ‘Hum Do-Humare Do’. In the mass marriage ceremony, the couples were wedded as per their respective religious and social rituals. 453 couples tied nuptial knot as per the Hindu customary rituals, while 113 couples were married as per the norms of Christianity. This mass marriage ceremony was jointly organised by Women and Child Development of state government and Sarguja district administration in association with local NGOs.

The chief minister said in his address to the gathering that it is always heartening to be a part of such ceremonies and programmes that promote social equality and harmony.
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