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Panchayats in Punjab invited to join war on big, fat weddings

All panchayats in Punjab should counsel villagers to say no to big, fat weddings, rural development minister Sikander Singh Maluka said in Chandigarh on Monday, stressing the need for saving this money.

punjab Updated: May 23, 2016 20:01 IST
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All panchayats in Punjab should counsel villagers to say no to big, fat weddings, rural development minister Sikander Singh Maluka said in Chandigarh on Monday, stressing the need for saving this money. He called for a change in rural mindset to eradicate many social evils that have their origin in wasteful expenditure on marriages.

“Panchayats are free to take decisions for the development of their villages. We need them to inform public about our welfare schemes so that maximum villagers can take the benefit,” he said.