321 couples tied in marriage knot

Central Chronicle News
Konta, Feb 27: On the auspicious occasion of Maghi Punni, while promoting social harmony in Sukma, the newly married couple of different religions got together in the same courtyard with their own customs in the sacred bond of marriage.
In the mass marriage program organized by the district administration and Women and Child Development Department, Sukma, 317 Sukma couples were married to Hindu and 4 couples to Christian rituals. Newly married couples were provided with clothes, makeup, utensils, mattresses, fans, cookers, cupboards, briefcase, wall clock and mobiles by the government. In Sukma district, the mass marriage program was held in the Eklavya Adarsh Residential School campus, where the family and favored friends of the bride and groom, as well as the administration and public representatives, played the role of gharati and baraati.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel blessed the bride and groom involved in mass marriage program in 22 districts of the state from the capital Raipur. He wished the newly married people a happy and happy married life.
Marriage certificate to 5 couples as a symbol
On the occasion of organizing Chief Minister Kanya Marriage, Sukma District Panchayat President Harish Kavasi and five representatives were given a check for incentive amount of Rs 1000 along with marriage certificate as a symbol by the public representatives. Municipal President Jagannath Sahu, Public Representatives, Collector Vineet Nandanwar, Superintendent of Police KL Dhruv and other representatives and officials were present on the occasion.
It is noteworthy that the Chief Minister Kanya Vivah has to bear the entire cost of marriage with the aim of removing the worry of marriage of daughters of poor families and reducing wastage at weddings by the state government. Seeing that there is no shortage in the marriage of daughters, the state government has increased the amount from 15 thousand to 25 thousand under this scheme. Now the department spends up to 25 thousand rupees per pair. In which material up to 20 thousand rupees are provided to the bride and groom and the remaining 5 thousand rupees per couple is spent in various events of marital programs.

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