Happily married-Real sense

Day 7

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Lav­ish mar­riage, sangeet , haldi , guests , food …this is dream of every bride & groom.

Abhay Deware and Preeti Kumb­hare also had so many dreams for their mar­riage. Abhay is an IRS offi­cer under­go­ing train­ing at the Nag­pur-based Nation­al Acad­e­my of Direct Tax­es (NADT) and Preeti is work­ing as assis­tant man­ager with IDBI Bank’s Mum­bai branch when they got to know about the expen­di­ture occurred on mar­riages and was shocked to see the sta­tis­tics. He came across a sur­vey where it was men­tioned that over Rs1 lakh crore were spent in India every year on mar­riages. “It’s a stag­ger­ing amount in poor coun­try like ours where even the bud­get is around Rs16 lakh crore. The study fur­ther men­tioned that despite huge dis­par­i­ty in the stan­dard of liv­ing, peo­ple spend any­where from Rs3 lakh-Rs 5 crore on a wed­ding, they decid­ed to bring change and do some­thing for those poor farm­ers fam­i­ly who com­mit­ted sui­cide.

They tied knot at Abhiyan­ta Bha­van in Amra­vati, in sim­ple way, and farm activist Chan­drakant Wankhede addressed the peo­ple on the farm­ers’ sui­cides.

Young cou­ple donat­ed Rs20,000 each to 10 farm­ers’ fam­i­lies where farmer com­mit­ted sui­cide due to debts and suc­ces­sive crop fail­ures. Not only this this young cou­ple lead an exam­ple by pro­vid­ing books of com­pet­i­tive exam­i­na­tions worth Rs52,000 to five libraries in Amra­vati, includ­ing at their native vil­lage Umbar­da Bazaar in Karan­ja Lad.

Sur­prised to know that menu of their wed­ding was very sim­ple includ­ing cha­p­ati, rice, dal, and sab­ji, and with­out any sweet.

Abhay says “The idea was revolv­ing in the mind ever since I met Pres­i­dent Pran­ab Mukher­jee dur­ing his field vis­it. He advised us to become an agent of socio-eco­nom­ic change. For­tu­nate­ly, even my wife was hav­ing sim­i­lar thoughts. My in-laws also sup­port­ed us and they were the ones who took the lead in find­ing out fam­i­lies where farm­ers had end­ed their lives,”

Hats off to this young inspir­ing cou­ple & their par­ents who sup­port­ed them.

I take pride to wish them a very hap­py & healthy mar­ried life ahead from all over here who are read­ing this post.

Infor­ma­tion input: TOI & FB 

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    • most of the peo­ple think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is a waste expen­di­ture but to be frank 1wed­ding sur­vives many peo­ple like band-Baja.Sweets,decoration,florist,vegetables,clothing, paints , tenthouse,catering and for me (wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers and videographers).….…wedding pro­vides work and mon­ey for so many so many people.it reduces the prob­lem of unem­ploy­ment in india to some extent. Even our Gov­ern­ment can not provide at time such job oppor­tu­ni­ties. so people&Media dont think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is waste .

  1. I was inspired the moment I first read the news. It takes a large heart to sac­ri­fice such a lux­u­ry of a once in a life event and instead help human­i­ty. Great respect to them.

    • most of the peo­ple think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is a waste expen­di­ture but to be frank 1wed­ding sur­vives many peo­ple like band-Baja.Sweets,decoration,florist,vegetables,clothing, paints , tenthouse,catering and for me (wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers and videographers).….…wedding pro­vides work and mon­ey for so many so many people.it reduces the prob­lem of unem­ploy­ment in india to some extent. Even our Gov­ern­ment can not provide at time such job oppor­tu­ni­ties. so people&Media dont think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is waste .

  2. I have read about this wed­ding before. 🙂 What an inspired thought. I hope that when the time comes for me, the func­tion can be kept a very sim­ple one too. 😀

    PS: There might be a com­ment or two from me that has gone to spam. Please res­cue it from there and pub­lish. 🙂

  3. we need more such peo­ple of pro­gres­sive think­ing, we most­ly spend on pam­per­ing peo­ple at wed­dings, who’ll lat­er say the ras­gul­la was not enough sweet, Dall makhni was not that awe­some etc. Thanks for shar­ing this through your blog 🙂

    • most of the peo­ple think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is a waste expen­di­ture but to be frank 1wed­ding sur­vives many peo­ple like band-Baja.Sweets,decoration,florist,vegetables,clothing, paints , tenthouse,catering and for me (wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers and videographers).….…wedding pro­vides work and mon­ey for so many so many people.it reduces the prob­lem of unem­ploy­ment in india to some extent. Even our Gov­ern­ment can not provide at time such job oppor­tu­ni­ties. so people&Media dont think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is waste .

      • Point but peo­ple don’t use mon­ey, they waste mon­ey and u know with how much efforts a girl’s par­ents does for that one day & to add upon the bur­den. That’s clear­ly not employ­ment when u bur­den the one fam­i­ly just to drink, eat and have mer­ry for one night. What about the flow­ers that goes waste, who plant the trees that they deserve to pick them just to have a shiny back­ground ? What about food that peo­ple waste that day ? more than 1 mil­lion peo­ple till date sleep with­out prop­er 1 square meal and u talk of employ­ment. I still don’t sup­port ur view point, am sor­ry of am rude while reply­ing.

  4. Yes, what this cou­ple did is quite major and God bless them! It’s inspir­ing to see such events tak­ing place and learn­ing about them!

    Cheers
    Geets

    • most of the peo­ple think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is a waste expen­di­ture but to be frank 1wed­ding sur­vives many peo­ple like band-Baja.Sweets,decoration,florist,vegetables,clothing, paints , tenthouse,catering and for me (wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers and videographers).….…wedding pro­vides work and mon­ey for so many so many people.it reduces the prob­lem of unem­ploy­ment in india to some extent. Even our Gov­ern­ment can not provide at time such job oppor­tu­ni­ties. so people&Media dont think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is waste .

  5. most of the peo­ple think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is a waste expen­di­ture but to be frank 1wed­ding sur­vives many peo­ple like band-Baja.Sweets,decoration,florist,vegetables,clothing, paints , tenthouse,catering and for me (wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers and videographers).….…wedding pro­vides work and mon­ey for so many so many people.it reduces the prob­lem of unem­ploy­ment in india to some extent. Even our Gov­ern­ment can not provide at time such job oppor­tu­ni­ties. so people&Media dont think that spend­ing mon­ey on wed­ding is waste .

    • Hi!! It’s not at all like that …cou­ple who thought to sac­ri­fice their D-day lux­u­ry has given up life to fam­i­ly by may b small ges­ture but it’s an exam­ple which every­one don’t dare to do…
      Now com­ing to point that bread n but­ter of florist n all cater­ing now I have some­one in my fam­i­ly who is in this busi­ness n believe me now a days every­body gives order to 5 star hotel for cater­ing not some local hal­wai… They want only orchids to be used for dec­o­ra­tion not sim­ple florist to do … Yes, some peo­ple may give the­se orders to them but trust me who can effort LUXURY don’t give any employ­ment to them…Once mar­riage sea­son comes all of them get employ­ment!!!
      This is great step tak­en by young cou­ple & I think we should appre­ci­ate it…
      Btw!! Thanks a lot for con­ment­ing…
      Wish to see such read­ers who point out & raise their thoughts!!
      Keep read­ing & shar­ing thoughts..

  6. I nor­mal­ly read your blog just before din­ner. Usu­al­ly the mar­riage relat­ed posts and the imag­ined sump­tu­ous food, makes the din­ner tasty. But this post made my heart full rather than the stom­ach
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