New Delhi : Social change can be achieved through the community marriage. It is one solid step in that positive direction. At this time of extravagant weddings, this shows an optimism in order to remove mental tension of the not-so-rich parents.
Participation in every category of the people in organising such variety of marriage ceremony will bring a big change in our society. It must not be limited to social organisations but this should be applied to a larger extent, stress a group of people.
Just as what we have recently seen in an all-religion community wedding ceremony which was attended by one and all. It sends an excellent message to all those in the society who desire to take such initiatives. The grooms and brides whose marriage were performed were not hesitant in revealing the fact that they saved enough here. Brides were also not shy in admitting of oddity they felt in a community marriage.
Not only teacher, tailor, auto spare seller, cook became a part of community marriage but Vishesh Ravi, an Aam Aadmi Party MLA, was also a groom of this social ceremony. As many as eight grooms attended this wedding. All of them expressed their satisfaction in such a social programme. He pointed out that such kind of arrangement definitely conveyed a good message to the society. Vishesh Ravi got married to Priti, a teacher by profession, reported Indian Express.
Talking to the reporters, Vishesh Ravi said that this kind of an act gives out a good message to the people, people should not be wasting money just to show off, he said. He also said that parents who think that their daughter is a burden won’t think so anymore. Vishesh Ravi had won elections in 2015 from Karol Bagh area of Delhi. Vishesh Ravi also confessed to the fact that initially his in-laws were not okay with this idea but soon agreed to it. The bride, Priti Ravi said that she had never imagined her wedding would be like this but she is now glad.
What was most important was that not enough money was squandered in the show of wealth and status. This would certainly help several families to think of getting their daughters married was no longer a burdensome duty.
When people are in a reputed position, they hesitate to come at such gathering for their own particular reason, it is a good start by the elected legislature of Karol Bagh reserved constituency. It was in the background of this stark reality his in-laws hesitated for community wedding. But following certain motivations, they agreed upon it.
Even his bride maintained that she was quite happy with this though she accepted she never visualised her marriage would take place. Sonu, the fabric seller, Mohan Lal, a bookbinder belonged to a humble background and so did not possess enough money to host a marriage reception programme. This kind of wedding saved them from extra expenses.
When a good thing is initiated for the benefit of society, people rising above the position and party line flock to attend such a gathering not only for giving a push to that enthusiastic spirit of the social workers involved in it. Even ministers and political leaders attended this programme wholeheartedly. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain and BJP leader Vijendra Gupta along with his councillor wife also graced the occasion
Most of our energy and time are spent in organising grand marriage ceremony but what is wrong with community wedding? We spend huge amounts of money in showing our egotistic nature but fail to search satisfaction and happiness which are available through this simple way.
What our wedding planners and reformers have been faltering in looking at appears to have been done by the political leader. He seems to have introspected that is the key to finding bliss in social work enshrined in our own perception.