27 February, Gonda
As many as 32 couples, including four from the Muslim community and 28 from the Hindu community, have exchanged the wedding vows in a joint marriage ceremony programme here, at the Ram-Janki temple.
According to Assistant Labour Commissioner Shamim Akhtar, the couples got married in presence of priests and clerics, as per their rituals on Monday, under the ‘Samuhik Kanya Vivah Sahayata Yojna’ (Joint Girls Marriage Help Scheme). The Kazi, who performed the rituals to accomplish the marriages of Muslim couples, decided Rs 5786 as ‘mehar,’ Mr Akhtar told UNI on Tuesday, adding that daughters of 32 registered labourers were married under this scheme. They got Rs 55,000 each to start their new lives and under the Toilet construction scheme, they received Rs 12,000 and Rs 3000, under the health scheme.
The couples got plants as wedding presents and best wishes for their future life from all senior administrative officers present there, said the ALC.