Like the previous years, this year too, Assam’s Dhubri Kalibari Trustee Board, a charitable body working for social causes, will be organizing a mass marriage at its premises on August 4 next.
In order to solemnize the mass marriage, the board members has started hectic preparations including to organize an awareness campaign for the aforesaid noble cause in which about 21 couples, mostly belonging to poor family will tie the knot.
Dipankar Mazumdar, convener of the Mass Marriage Ceremony’ 2019 of the Kalibari Trustee Board said that the bride and grooms of different communities namely Bangali, Rajbangsi, Khasi, Bodo and Nepali of Dhubri and its adjoining districts of Assam as well as neighboring Bengal would be getting married in the aforesaid ceremony.
Registration for the participants in mass marriage ceremony got underway and the relevant documents required for marriage registration before the concerned authority has also been collected.
“A total 11 couples have so far been registered and submitted their relevant documents to us for the next course of action,” Mazumdar said
The collection of donation, arrangement and other preparation has already got under way in full swings.
The Kalibari Trustee Board has also sought the cooperation and donation from the all sections of communities and urged all donors to deposit their amounts directly at the Kalibari Trustee bank account.
The Kalibari Trustee Board has been holding mass marriages since 2016, thus helping the poor section of the society. In the last four years, 41 couples (nine in 2016, 12 in 2017 and 20 in 2018) have taken wedding vows so far.
Board sources said that gold ornaments, furniture, utensils and dresses were given free of cost to the each bride and groom and accordingly the generous people of Dhubri had already started to contribute for the mass marriage in cash and kind.