DHUBRI, July 6: Mass marriage of 17 couples of Dhubri and Kokrajhar districts was solemnized under the auspices of Dhubri Kalibari Trustee Board at Kalibari premises here on Friday. Mass marriage pairs were from various communities including Khasi, Nepali, Adivasi and Bodo hailing from Siliguri (in North Bengal), Gauripur, Bogribari, Balajan, Golokganj, Gossaigaon, Dhubri, Dharmasala in Assam. Speaking at a function organized prior to the marriage ceremony as the chief guest, BTC Executive Member for Sports and Youth Welfare, Doneswar Goyary, expressed his happiness at the initiative of organizing the mass marriage programme over the last three consecutive years on behalf of the poor families who otherwise could hardly afford the expenditure of social marriage. “May God bless all the couples with a happy and prosperous life hereafter and I wish them personally a happy conjugal life,” Goyary said.
Former BTC Welfare Chairman, Jonmohan Mushary also praised the efforts of Kalibari Trustee Board and blessed each of the couple a very happy married life. While addressing the meeting, Dhubri Superintendent of Police, Longnit Terang also appreciated the move of Kalibari Trustee Board for organizing such mass marriage over the last three years.
“There is saying that marriages are made in heaven and it is indeed so, and I feel it is an act of divinity, where two unknown persons tie the nuptial knot for ever. I wish all the couples a very happy married life,” Terang said. A cultural exponent Pratima Neogi, president of Dhubri Lions Club Suresh Haralalka and president of Kalibari Trustee Board Gurupada Mandal also spoke on the occasion.
Talking to The Sentinel, convener of mass marriage ceremony under the Dhubri Kalibari Trustee Board Dipankar Mazumdar said that all the newly married couples were gifted with household items worth Rs 20,000 each. Mazumdar also informed that this was the third time that the Kalibari Trustee Board organized mass marriage. The first mass marriage of 8 couples was held on June 12, 2016 and second on July 3, 2017.