Marriages are made in camps, too | patna | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Jul 25, 2017-Tuesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Marriages are made in camps, too

Marriages are made in heaven and solemnised on earth, but not on water. So, in Kosi region – where dry land is scarce – government camps are now doubling up as marriage venues.

patna Updated: Sep 23, 2008 00:10 IST
Vijay Swaroop

Marriages are made in heaven and solemnised on earth, but not on water. So, in Kosi region – where dry land is scarce – government camps are now doubling up as marriage venues.

Sanjay Kumar Sada of Singheswarsthan of Madhepura district and Darun Devi of Saur Bazar of Saharsa, who stayed at the Singeshwars than relief camp for the last 10 days, tied the knot on September 17 at the camp. Although it was a simple affair, more than 3,000 residents of the camp were ‘forced government guests’. The menu was simple — rice, pulses and a vegetable curry. But the biggest surprise was CM Nitish Kumar’s visit the camp next day.

"The couple took his blessings,” said Madhepura district magistrate Aatish Chandra. He added that the CM also asked him to provide economic assistance to them.