Mathura: Mass marriage of 21 Hindu and Muslim bride-grooms together were solemnised on a common platform to promote communal harmony in the society.
This mass-wedding had another noble purpose of providing opportunity to the youths from weaker sections of the society to get married in a respectable manner.
"This is a unique programme that is aimed at inculcating a sense of communal harmony in the society, besides providing an opportunity for the brides from the weaker sections to have a decent marriage," the chairman of `Satarkata Ayog` in Uttar Pradesh Ashok Kumar said.
The marriage procession turned out to be a hit amongst the local people as twenty-one grooms took part in the procession.
People rained rose petals from the roof top and offered beverages to the grooms. The newly weds were presented with various household items on the occasion.
Dr Ashok Agrawal, a noted paediatric and BSP leader said," It was a perfect symbol of communal harmony as people from different religions came together to make the wedding
procession grand and memorable."
Abdul Mannan, secretary of All India Congress Committee, who was present during the occasion, said that Sankalp Society had been organising such mass marriages for
the last four years.
Several people from various walks of life, including politicians, educationists, social workers and officers attended the wedding.