Mass wedding held for differently-abled couples in Kanpur

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Published: June 8, 2015 11:15:03 PM

Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city yesterday witnessed a mass wedding of a different kind - one for the physically challenged.

Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city yesterday witnessed a mass wedding of a different kind – one for the physically challenged.

Seven couples took their wedding vows during the mass wedding ceremony, which was organised by the Kanpur Handicap Association.

One of the brides, Manju, said the couples and their families are also pledging to plant trees on their wedding day in order to do their bit

to save the environment.

“My family members and I have taken an oath to plant 500 trees so that the earth remains green and we get pure air,” she said.

The President of Kanpur Handicap Association, Virendra Kumar, added the couples made eight wedding vows instead of seven, which was

planting saplings.

“Today’s mass marriages were organised by the association. Usually the couples take seven vows, but here they are making eight. The eighth one

made by the boys and girls is to plant saplings to conserve the environment,” he said.

Kumar added the planting of trees is essential in today’s age when pollution is on the rise and there is no fresh air to breathe.

He also said disability is not a barrier for the couples tying the knot and added that it’s an inspiration for the society.

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