159 couples will receive “Sahjan” young shoots at a mass wedding in Kanpur | Kanpur News

KANPUR: Kanpur Dehat District Administration is set to hold an eco-friendly wedding for 159 couples on Friday as part of the Chief Minister’s Mass Wedding Program at Mati Ecological Park.
There is a tradition of giving traditional gifts to newly married couples during their wedding ceremony. However, this time, in addition to the traditional gifts, they would also receive a sahjan (drumstick plant) sapling during their wedding ceremony, Kanpur Development Director Dehat Saumya Pandey informed.
“The central objective of the initiative is to make couples, in addition to gathering, thank and think about nature. With the help of the Ministry of Social Protection and Forests and others, a special counter was set up in front of the stage to distribute young sahjan shoots to all 159 couples, ”she told YOU.
A selfie point is also set up at the location of the mass wedding this time for newly married couples, the official said.
An official from the forestry department said that the pestle plant (Moringa oleifera) also known as sahjan in Hindi is a very common vegetable in our country.
“But most of us aren’t aware of this herb’s amazing health benefits. It is known around the world for its nutritious leafy greens, flower buds, and mineral-rich green fruit pods. Drumsticks are packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and all of those nutrients that are essential for baby’s growth, ”he said.
In addition, the occasion, which is going to be momentous, will certainly increase our green coverage, he said. “All couples will be requested during the ceremony to plant them on their premises and water them regularly,” he added.
“Although the distribution of saplings is the main draw in the Chief Minister’s mass wedding program, the new generation is generally drawn to the fun, fair and other activities on such occasions. With that in mind, we’ve created an exclusive place to click on selfies with the goal of raising awareness and popularizing the CM Mass Wedding Program, ”the CDO said.

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