65 Hindu couples tie the knot at mass wedding.

KARACHI -- There were trumpets and drums playing to welcome the couples as bus after bus with the wedding parties pulled up inside the Railway Ground for the combined Hindu marriages ceremony organised by the Pakistan Hindu Council on Sunday.

The colourful ceremony was the 16th of its kind organised by the Pakistan Hindu Council. This year 65 Hindu couples arrived from different parts of Sindh including Dadu, Umerkot, Sanghar, Sukkur, Matiari, Hyderabad, etc, to tie the knot in the presence of hundreds of Hindu families, dignitaries and members of the civil society.

The patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council, MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who has been organising these mass weddings for so many years now, said that they had so far wed over 1,500 couples. 'Many of them have been planning to get married for over a year or months but have been unable to save up for it. That's where we come in to help them start a new life,' he said.

MPA Mangla Sharma informed that they present each newly-married couple with some cash, a silver jewellery set, a gold mangalsutra locket along with home goods such as washing machine, LED television, iron, juicer blender, dinner set, pots and pans, table fan, quilt, wall clock and a copy of the Bhagavad Geeta. 'We don't want them to feel that hailing from a poor home they are lacking in any way,' she said.

Still, there was Raichand from Sanghar tying the knot with Shanti who said...

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