2,754 couples exchange vows at Moradabad mass wedding | Bareilly News

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Bareilly: No less than 2,754 couples from the districts of Moradabad, Bijnor, Amroha, Rampur and Sambhal, mostly construction workers, got married in a massive wedding ceremony organized by the state labor department at the Buddhi Vihar field near the Moradabad circuit house on Monday. It was attended by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, State Labor Minister Swami Prasad Maurya and other party leaders and administrative officials.
No less than 2,754 couples from Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh and other communities exchanged their vows in the presence of their families and friends, during the mass ceremony which took place in accordance with the rituals of the respective religions.
CM Adityanath reached the wedding venue around 1:30 pm and participated in the ceremony, organized as part of “Shramik Putri Vivaah Yojana”, a worker daughters initiative undertaken by the UP government.
Once the wedding rituals were completed, the CM congratulated the newlyweds and the labor department for organizing the event. Addressing the massive crowd who came to attend the wedding program, he said hundreds of thousands of couples from all communities have so far benefited from the program. “Workers are agents of the progress of a nation and every possible effort is made to work for their well-being, and also to ensure that the children of workers do not feel neglected in any way,” he said. -he adds.
The CM also announced his government’s plan to build schools for the children of workers, called Atal Awas Vidyalayas, which will be developed in the 18 divisions of the state and for which, Rs 270 crore has already been allocated in the State 2020- 21 budgets.
Ministry of Labor officials said of the 2,754 couples who married at the ceremony, around 1,500 were Hindus, around 1,000 Muslims and the rest of other communities, including Buddhists, Sikhs and Christians. . Priests from each community, including qazis, were appointed to perform marriages according to the respective religious rituals. Musical groups were hired and other arrangements, including food, were arranged by the department for couples, as well as invitations to eight family members per couple. An amount of Rs 75,000 was spent for each couple, of which Rs 10,000 was given to the couples to buy clothes for the ceremony.
At the event, CM also launched multi-million dollar development projects for Moradabad. Panchayati Minister Raj Bhupendra Singh, District Minister Mahendra Singh, Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh, Badaun Sanghmitra Maurya MP, Ritesh Gupta MP were among the BJP leaders who attended the ceremony.


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