245 couples tie knot in the mass wedding in Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) [India], June 12
245 couples from the Hindu and Christian community tied the knot at a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur. The ceremony was organised under Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh’s mass marriage scheme on Monday.
On behalf of the government, several arrangements were made for the bride and groom. The ceremony was filled with the joy of beautiful couples, no matter which religion you belong to. Hundreds of brides in colourful ethnic attire and ornate jewellery performed their wedding. The Hindu couples were decked in bright colours, mainly flaunting shades of red, those belonging to the Christian community sported a more subtle look. The mandaps were designed in an alluring way, surrounded by Hindu couples while Christian couples had it in their own attractive manner. Each pair was given 15,000 household items as a gift, on behalf of the government.
Hundreds of people, mostly family members and neighbours of the couple, are hosted at the giant ceremony performed.
This is not the first time that the Government of Chattisgarh is organizing such mass weddings. A few months ago, the ceremony was organized where 1100 couples tied the knot. On 18 March, a mass marriage ceremony was organised in Bastar’s Jagdalpur on Sunday. As many as 1100 couples tied the knot at the ceremony organised under the Mukhyamantri Samuhik Kanya Vivah yojana. Out of 1100 couples, 11 couples were of the Christian community. The wedding for the rest was performed as per the Hindu rituals. Chief Minister Raman Singh also graced the occasion and gave his blessings to the newly-weds.