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No More Big, Fat Weddings-No More Extravaganza, Lok Sabha Asks To Cap On Guests

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Big Fat Indian Wedding

A recent bill placed in the Lok Sabha seeks to put a limit on the number of guests to be invited and different cuisines and dishes to be served in wedding to check ‘ show of wealth’. They also ask for a contribution towards marriages of poor girls from those who will spend more than Rs. 5 lakhs in wedding.

According to the bill introduced by the Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, if any family spends more than Rs. 5 lakhs on a wedding, it has to contribute 10 per cent of the amount on marriage of the girls from poor families.

This Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016, may be taken up as private member’s bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session.

Rajneet told that the main objective of introducing this bill is to prohibit extravagant and wasteful expenditure on marriages and to enforce simpler solemnization.

She further added, “Great importance should be assigned to the solemnization of marriage between two individuals. But unfortunately, these days a tendency of celebrating marriages with pomp and show and spending lavishly growing in the country.”

“These days, marriages are more about showing off your wealth and as a result, poor families are under tremendous social pressure to spend more. This is needed to be checked as it is not good for society at large.”

She also mentioned that “if any family intends to spend more than Rs 5 lakh towards expenditure on marriage, such family shall declare the amount proposed to be spent in advance to the appropriate government and contribute 10 per cent of such amount in a welfare fund which shall be established by the appropriate government to assist the poor and Below Poverty Line families for the marriage of their daughters.”

The bill says that once this proposed legislation comes into force, all marriages shall be registered within 60 days of the solemnization. It also requested government to fix an upper cap for guests and relatives and number of dishes to be served and the same criteria will be implemented on the reception held thereafter as it may help in minimizing the wastage of food items in the wedding.

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No Band Baja, But Marathon Baraat For This Unique Couple

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Marathon Baraat in Maharashtra

The village people of Kaloshi of Satara district in Maharashtra witnessed a unique ‘baraat’ procession in their village. This is totally a unique wedding procession, where all the baratis and even the bride and groom were dressed in T-shirts and tacks instead of wedding clothes, heavy jewelry and make-up. They all got ready in their T-shirts and tracks and run to the marriage registration office in Satara town.

The groom hails from Kaloshi village is associated with Satara Marathon Association for more than three years. Even his wife, Poonam is also linked with this Marathon Association. Both of them met first time during the Marathon event that this organization organizes. They planned to get married in a unique way of getting married to promote and spread the message of fitness.

Navnath owns printer repair shop, has taken part in more than eight marathons till so far and is a noted top runner of the association.

He told, “I am a fitness freak since childhood. Running has always been my hobby. After the marriage date was fixed, my friends started teasing me. They said that I would tie the knot only after running a marathon.”

Navnath, further added, “I am against spending exorbitantly on marriages, therefore I decided to go for a simple way. The money that I have saved will be used for a fitness cause.”

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