Positive Story of the day: Couple adding a charity angle to their wedding
Many people spend a lot of time and money preparing their dream wedding, but owing to the coronavirus pandemic, countless couples have been forced to postpone or cancel their big day.
A big, fat Indian wedding is something many brides wait for. Smashing music, talk-worthy couture, lavish molecular gastronomy menus, stellar performance and whatnot. And for families, it’s that pinnacle event that defines their social status. Nevertheless, there appears to be a change in the air. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in the cities, numerous young couples are thinking of a different way to celebrate their D-day with their loved ones. And doing charity is one of them.
In the latest development in the wedding trend, Some couples are planning a sustainable wedding, while others are donating excess food and flowers— and, on rare occasions, even their wedding gown— to the less fortunate, while still others are pooling their shagun money to grant the wishes of others. And, among them, one the couple decided to help the animals by donating food. Yes, you read that correctly.
On 24th May 2021, Nikhil and Raksha decided to tie the knot. However, this ordinary couple decided to celebrate this day extraordinarily. When the duo's family from North India who reside in the Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh realized they wouldn't be able to host dozens of guests at their planned nuptials this summer, they decided to put the money they'd spent on food to good use. They arranged a wedding banquet for the voiceless creatures at a cost of Rs 60,000 at the district's zoo. The cows, monkeys, chickens and rabbits in the zoo provided food for all the mute creatures for three days. In fact, this was one of the ways for them to express their love for these innocent and silent creatures.
Reportedly, the newlywed couple donated the food to the Shri Mahaveer Pashu Seva Kendra. Formerly known as the Foundation for Animals, the organisation was founded in the year 2000 with the goal of protecting animals who would otherwise be slaughtered by municipal authorities or die as a result of injuries. All injured animals and birds that come to their attention are taken in for care and then released to live freely in the open.
Here is a video from the animal shelter shared on social media.
While the purpose itself is genuine, the way of celebrating the wedding is now becoming much less rigid in their traditions. Take a break from tradition and give a novel ceremony a go.
So, is this trend going to grow bigger? Or, you have another idea to go for!