Punyadham Ashram, Pune is organizing a ‘Mass Marriage’ Ceremony for 15 couples from humble backgrounds, and registration is open for entries from those who would like to benefit from this noble initiative. This is the 5th consecutive year since Punyadham has been hosting this grand wedding ceremony. “We are making a small contribution to society by trying to bring about a change in the mindset of the populace in discouraging the custom of accepting/giving dowry. In the past 4 years, 58 couples belonging to ‘farmer-suicide’ families, visually & physically challenged, orphan girls and so on, have to date taken their wedding vows at this ceremony”, says Ashram Chairperson Maa Krishna Kashyap.
The function will take place in a traditional Hindu way with the brides and grooms exchanging garlands with the blessing of priests and elders. Each couple will be gifted a complete ‘Trousseau’ with wedding attire, daily wear sarees, necessary household items, like steel utensils, steel containers for grains, plates, glasses, cutlery, etc. bed-sheets, blankets and other items for them to embark on a happy wedded life. All necessary arrangements will be done by Punyadham for them, free of cost.
The event is scheduled on Sunday, 8th December 2019 – Muhurat at 12.20 PM (Noon) at Krishna Avtaar Sanskritik Bhavan in the gracious presence of Punyadham Ashram Chairperson Maa Krishna Kashyap, President Sadananda Shetty and the Trustees. A number of distinguished guests- Hon’ble Shri Babasaheb Purandare, Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Ms Ritu Prakash Chhabria, Managing Trustee of Mukul Madhav Foundation, Prashantdada Jagtap-Ex-mayor of Pune, Chetan Vitthal Tupe of NCP, among others are also expected to grace the occasion to bless the newly-weds. More than 4000 guests are expected to attend this special event.
Punyadham Ashram, primarily a Senior Citizens’ Home, a project by Vishwa Jagriti Mission Trust Pune runs a Project ‘Hamari Beti’ under which a number of social welfare programs are conducted – namely, sponsoring the education of deserving girls, organizing medical camps especially in Yerwada Jail, skill development of women & young girls and mass marriages.
The Registrations are open and those interested should enrol immediately.
Date: 8th December 2019
Venue : Punyadham Ashram, Opp Somji Bus-stop, D-Mart Lane, Kondhwa-Katraj Road, Pisoli, Pune-411060.
Contact: 9021937953, 9850246800, 8329584245.