126 couples in Bengal tie knot at mass weddingJuly 1st, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) A total of 126 couples hailing from underprivileged backgrounds, tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony here Sunday.
Under the aegis of the city-based Vishwa Jagriti Mission Trust, the couples - all from the backward and tribal community and coming from various rural belts of West Bengal - were marrried in the presence of Trinamool Congress leader and state Public Health Engineering Minister Subrata Mukherjee.
“I am so happy and I sincerely hope we have a happy married life ahead,” said Tanmay Gayen after his marriage to Mamata Sardar.
The couples hailed from rural areas of various districts, including Nadia, Hooghly, North and South 24-Parganas, Murshidabad, East and West Midnapore and Purulia.
Along with legal registration, the marriages were solemnised following traditional Hindu rituals.
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