More mass-marriage dole, but takers few

  • | Sunday | 10th February, 2019

The number, however, includes 97 mass marriages that were solemnised in the district on Saturday.“On Saturday, 97 couples exchanged vows in the district under the Mukhya Mantri Samuhik Vivah Yojna. At 23, the maximum marriages took place in Bhojpur block,” said Sanjay Kumar Vyas, the district social welfare officer. Families, even though they’re poor, don’t want to give an impression in the society that they can’t afford the marriage of their daughter. But achieving the target of 1,500 this year would be easier said than done. Across the state, 15,380 marriages were solemnized on Saturday.Asked about the possible reason behind such reluctance, an official said: “Marriage in any household is a matter of prestige.

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