The Hush Post: Ever attended a marriage in which the marriage procession or baraatis travel to the bride’s place in cars and the groom takes a rickshaw! Well, this is what happened in Nawanshahr. Thirty-year-old Dr Lakhwinder Singh got married to anganwadi worker Davinder Kaur in a different style. He took a rickshaw even as baraatis were riding cars and reached the bride — Davinder’s place, where people were all smiles watching the dulah – groom all decked up but in a rickshaw.
After the marriage ceremony was over, both the bride and the groom travelled back to Lakhwinder’s place in a rickshaw even as the marriage procession rode back in their respective cars. Lakhwinder said that this rickshaw ride was symbolic of his idea of marrying a girl and saying no to not just dowry but also all the accompanying social evils with it. As part of the marriage was also a blood donation camp organised by him in which 30 youth donated blood including the groom and the bride.
Lakhwinder has been instrumental in organising the marriage of many others in a similar fashion where the groom said no to dowry and also unwanted profligacy in terms of expenditure.