GROOM TAKES RICKSHAW TO THE BRIDE’S PLACE, LATER BLOOD DONATION CAMP ORGANISED FOR RECEPTION

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Representative picture of a blood donation camp.

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.

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