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Disabled Sonepat couple get 82 guests at wedding function to pledge organs

The couple took an eight pheras to pledge their support for organ donation and filled out the forms from the stage during reception.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2017 14:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
Disabled Sonepat couple,82 guests,wedding function
The couple’s efforts convinced 82 guests to follow suit and fill out forms for organ donation and body donation during the ceremony.(IStock photo)

A disabled bride and groom convinced 82 guests at their wedding function to fill up a form for organ donation in Sonepat on Tuesday. Shivani, a resident of Sonepat’s Gari Brahman village, married Delhi’s Narela resident Ashwini in a day-function.

“I decided to marry Ashwini after he promised to extend support for my cause. 5 lakh people in India die in waiting for organ transplant every year.”

The couple took an eight pheras to pledge their support for organ donation and filled out the forms from the stage during reception. Their efforts convinced 82 guests to follow suit and fill out forms for organ donation and body donation during the ceremony.

Shivani’s family said 52 guests from their side and 30 guests from the groom’s side filled forms pledging for organ donation.

Bride Shivani, who suffers from physical disability, said when she studied in college Rohtak, her friend had died due to an organ failure, even as she waited for a donor. From that day onwards, she had decided to work on creating awareness on this issue.

“I decided to marry Ashwini after he promised to extend support for my cause. As per reports, 5 lakh people in India die in waiting for organ transplant every year,” she said. The bride’s family welcomed the marriage party (baraat) with posters encouraging organ donation.

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 14:16 IST