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Villagers, Friends And Family Stood In Long Queues Outside Banks To Crowdfund A Wedding

The Logical Indian

November 23rd, 2016

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Source: timesofindia | Representational Image: ytimg | ghafla

Government’s surprise announcement on scrapping  Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes has already become an inconvenience for many citizens. With cash crunch everywhere, people are going through a lot of pain and struggle. Some have even decided to put a halt on their weddings.

Weddings, and in particular Indian weddings are an expensive affair. From wedding outfits to preparations for each ceremony, every item requires a big budget. It is evident that for weddings, one has to incur a lot of costs. This wedding season, when the economy has been hit down by demonetization, the grooms or brides are seen standing in the queues at banks and ATMs to exchange currency notes.

But defying the problems created by demonetization,  the villagers, friends and relatives of a couple queued outside the bank to withdraw money to crowdfund a wedding. The incident came to light from Yalgud village Kolhapur, where the festivities of a family came to a sudden halt.  The savings for the ceremonies were in the bank, and due to the demonetization, they could not withdraw it.

The bride, Sayali was panicking, but her friends, relatives and the villagers came to her rescue. They all queued outside banks and ATMs to withdraw money to fund the ceremony.

Sayali was happy that her wedding could proceed as planned. Speaking to The Times of India, she said that she is blessed to have such people around her who helped her in time of need and that the wedding had brought their family closer.

Sayali’s wedding was fixed around three months ago to a shop owner in Karad, Maharashtra.  Her father, Sambhaji who is a farmer, was distressed and felt helpless. The situation was chaotic as they wanted the wedding to be simple but due to cash crunch even that looked like a far-fetched dream.

This tough period has definitely brought the best and worst out of the people.


The Logical Indian appreciates the villagers and everyone else who contributed to ensure that the family didn’t have to postpone the wedding.

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