Unique social initiative: Bharat Vikas Parishad(East) holding mass marriages of 12 needy girls on 10 February 

Parishad will also provide gifts and daily household items to eligible couples

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Chandigarh

7 February 2019

DIVYA AZAD

Bharat Vikas Parishad, East (BVP-E), Chandigarh is going to organise it’s 10th Samuhik Saral Vivah (simple mass marriages) at Community Centre, Sector 20- A, Chandigarh on February 10 (Sunday). This was announced by senior office bearers of the social service oriented, non-political, socio-cultural voluntary organisation at a press conference held at Press Club here.

Parishad had successfully married 151 couples in past 9 years. It is going to be the 10th year of mass marriages by BVP-E. Speaking more on it BVP-E’s Project Director Navneet Gaur said, “The mass marriages of needy girls irrespective of caste creed or religion will be held with full grandeur. Welcome of ‘Baraat’ or the ‘Bride groom party’ will be held at 9 am. Breakfast will be at 9.30 am and Lunch at 1 pm. Marriage rituals will be held at 12 o clock. The Parishad has taken up this project at national level. Sonu Sethi who is a well known social worker of tricity and is known for singing Gurdas Maan songs, will perform at the event, his team will also carry out a plantation drive.”

Ashok Goyal, Parishad President said, “The idea behind holding this press meet was not only to provide details of the upcoming mass marriage of needy girls, but also to invite members of general public to bless the newly-wed couples by participating in the ceremony. We are giving an invitation to all.”

Bhushan Thakur, Co-ordinator, BVP – E said, “With the increasing dowry demand and ostentatious style of marriage celebrations, the daughter’s marriage has become a heavy burden for parents of moderate means. The Parishad therefore selects families who do not have financial means to hold such functions and organises marriages in  the case of  needy families collectively. Hundreds of brides and bride-grooms and their relatives participate in one celebration.”

It was informed that BVP-E’s ideology is based on five simple aspects: community outreach (sampark), support (sahyog), training (sanskar), service (sewa) and commitment (samarpan).

Secretary Pravesh Gupta said, “Like previous years this year too, as required under the norms of BVP, all the essential items to start the new household such as double bed, steel trunks, utensils and clothes and others will be gifted to each couple for which members of branch and other distinguished residents have contributed liberally.”

Ashok Ghai, Secretary (Finance) said, “Apart from organising mass marriages for needy boys and girls, we also hold activities like blood donation camps, tree plantation drives, free blood and medical check up camps, free special counseling sessions for girl students, social and cultural events like ‘Teej’ and ‘Ek Sham Bhole ke Naam’ are also organised regularly.

BVP-E actively involved in social and developmental activities 

Bharat Vikas Parishad was originated in India but has branches in Abroad as well. It has reach in 24 countries of the world. 

Bharat Vikas Parishad East is one of the 27 Branches in Chandigarh itself. 

BVP – E has adopted two government schools and holds free counseling sessions for school children. 

It has also organized 36 Blood Donation camps and provided special counselling for girls where they are taught to discuss their problems with some elder. 

BVP-E time to time held medical camps, tree-plantation drive, distributes books & uniforms to school children. 

In it’s future endeavors, BVP-E is going to held Blood Donation Camp and Sessions counselling for School Children. 

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