Offering heart-warming proof of the fact that there’s no barrier that can stop people from falling in love, a mass wedding ceremony in Delhi saw differently abled couples stepping into married life.
In a ceremony organised by a charitable trust, 51 differently abled and underprivileged couples tied the knot.
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The ceremony was organised by Rajasthan-based NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on January 22. According to a report by NDTV, the ceremony included 31 differently abled couples from the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The celebrations were brought alive by the presence of the family members and friends of the happy couples.
“The mass wedding ceremony is an endeavour from our side to elevate these individuals to become fully-functioning members of society. Disability shouldn’t inhibit one in any aspect, be it professional or personal sphere,” said Prashant Agarwal, the president of the organisation. He also told NDTV that most of these men and women had met during the organisation’s free-of-cost corrective surgeries at the Jaipur hospital.
According to a report by The Times of India, the story of visually impaired Satish Kharadia and Ramila Katara brought tears to many eyes. Kharadia got married to Katara, who needs all four limbs to walk. There were also many cases of able bodied brides or grooms marrying a differently abled spouse.
A teacher from Rajasthan, Balu Ram, and his bride Nani Meena fell in love after meeting in college. An overwhelmed Meena told TOI, “I was impressed by the fact that Ram never saw his disability as a hurdle in pursuing his dream. I looked at his determination, not his leg.”
To know more about Narayan Seva Sansthan and their work, visit the official website here.