In a heart-warming event, 51 specially-abled couples tied knots at a mass wedding ceremony organised by Narayan Seva Sansthan on September 5 in Udaipur. The function took place in a traditional Hindu way with brides and grooms exchanging garlands with the blessing of priests and elders.
It was the 33rd mass wedding organised by the Sansthan. During the event, five couples exchanged the garlands on a specially created hydraulic stage. All the couples looked happy throughout the mass wedding ceremony. The organisation has till now arranged marriages of 1400 specially-abled couples.
Talking to The Logical Indian Prashant Agarwal, the president of the Narayan Seva Sansthan said, “Divyang mass wedding and divyang talent show are among other initiatives we have taken up as a campaign to bring them into the mainstream society.”
The mass wedding included 51 couples who got the blessings of Padma Shree Kailash “Manav” Agarwal, Founder -Narayan Seva Sansthan, Kamala Devi Agarwal, President Prashant Agrawal, Director Vandana Agrawal.
“In India, being physically challenged is a major constraint for both boys and girls when it comes to marriage. Hence, we began this initiative to provide a platform for such couples to interact and start a new life together. Out of these couples, either the bride or the groom and in some cases both the partners are specially-abled. But their physical limitations do not make them inferior. Most of the couples who got married in the previous editions of the events are living a blissful life,” said Prashant.
Prashant says, “As a human being, this tradition has helped us believe that marriage is a crucial part of life. For 19 years, my father, Padma Shri Kailash Agarwal and I have been taking the mass wedding tradition forward to bring more couples to experience the same by hosting grand ceremonies. We have organised 32 mass wedding ceremonies till now, and want to take it forward to increase the volume of couples across India.”