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151 couples to wed on Sankranti

india Updated: Jan 12, 2007 01:05 IST

THE DISTRICT administration and social organisations will conduct a mass wedding of 151 couples on Makar Sankranti (January 14) at Quila Maidan under the Kanyadan Yojana. This will include six Muslim weddings.

This free wedding ceremony of poor young women will be performed as per the couple’s respective religious traditions. Each bride will get household items worth Rs 8,000 as gift. Of Rs 8,000, the government will contribute Rs 5,000 while remaining amount will be collected through public participation.

The mass marriage has been organised by Shri Gutkeshwar Sadguru Parivar and other charitable organisations, an official release issued here informed.