Rich bridegrooms allow poor couples get married in same hall
Following a trend which started about seven years ago by a bridegroom’s family whose austerity helped about 11 couples to get married in the same marriage hall, the phenomenon continues in this part of the City.
Yakutpura: Following a trend which started about seven years ago by a bridegroom’s family whose austerity helped about 11 couples to get married in the same marriage hall, the phenomenon continues in this part of the City. The Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Muashira which organises ‘mass marriages’ for economically weak couples is expecting that this trend would continue in this Shawwal (month following Ramzan).
• The trend started seven years ago when a bridegroom allowed 11 couples to get married
• Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Muashira which organises ‘mass marriages’ says this trend has been continuing from six years
• Rich families approach organisations to accommodate economically weak couples in the marriage hall
• Organisations call poor couples to register
• The couples are also given Rs 30,000 to start their new married life
With the objective of helping some economically weak families, time and again some of the well to do bridegroom’s families are approaching the organization to ensure that some of the poor couples get married along with them at the same stage.
Even though the Anjuman has been organizing the mass marriages for the past 25 years, Dr Mohammed Mushtaq Ali, president of Anjuman, feels that the trend was set about seven years ago by a good Samaritan who helped in marriage of about 11 couples while undertaking austerity measures and reducing extravagant costs for his own family.
“Some families believe that they would be rewarded by god if they help in the marriage of poor couple. More over some them help organise this event in their valimas. Prior to Ramzan a family of bridegroom helped in the marriage of three couples, where three bridegrooms shared the space with the main groom,” said Mushtaq Ali.
Every marriage season, these kind of marriages help encourage the members of the society (Anjuman) to continue to stick to their mission of social service. For the last 25 years the Anjuman was able to provide help to about 700 couples from the economically weak background. They invite applications before the marriage season and after verification they decide a day on which these mass marriages could be conducted.
Each of the couple would be provided household items worth Rs 30,000 which could help the couple start their new life. “Those who cannot afford approach us and we help them get married without a hitch. These marriages are made simple and remain aloof from any practice of dowry. We only process those applications, where there is no such practice is involved,” added Anjuman’s president.
With just a fortnight away for conclusion of month the Ramzan, the society has invited applications from parents and guardians who want to perform the marriages in the month of Shawwal. Md Ismail Shareef, vice president of Anjuman has asked the beneficiaries to submit applications along with documents of bride and bridegroom. Applications can be submitted at his residence at Rehmat Nagar, Yakutpura adjacent to Masjid Shareefa Mehmood. For further details, they may contact on cell phone number 9390312004.