A very noble and rare gesture from a politicianThis news came like a whiff of fresh air. Initially I didn't believe it, but later I was sure about the authenticity. Last week the wedding of the son of Sushil Kumar Modi, the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, was held. The ceremony was held without usual pomp and show associated with such marriages. There was no 'band-baaja' in the marriage, only 'baraat' was there.
But more important is that during the marriage, around 350 invitees 350 people took pledge to get married or marry their offsprings without giving or taking any dowry. Not only that, there were two kiosks of 'Dadhichi Deh Daan Samiti' (a body and organ donation organisation), which witnessed 150 people signing undertakings for donating organs after their death.
Last but not the least, the guests were offered tea and served packets containing four Naivedya laddoos (generally known as Tirupati laddoo) with 'Swachch Bharat' slogan written on the packets. The guests were requested to throw the empty packets in dustbins.
I am deeply impressed by this simple marriage ceremony with excellent social message. My congratulations to the newly-wed couple.