This Couple In Kanpur Got Married During The Lockdown Without Breaking A Single Rule. We Like
Our social lives have come to a sudden halt thanks to the coronavirus. We’ve had to stop meeting our friends, and all parties have been postponed until further notice. Even something as simple as a dinner in a nice restaurant is now out of bounds. The last time you had human interaction with someone that isn’t your family was probably with the sabzi wala. And if you had something big planned for this year – like say, getting married – our sympathies are with you. Weddings are stressful – but a wedding pushed forward endlessly? The panic must be off the charts.
But this couple in Kanpur decided not to let anything stop them – not even a pandemic. On Sunday, the bride and groom successfully tied the knot at a gurudwara without breaking a single rule. The two wore masks and face shield for the ceremony, and we certainly think it adds a nice touch to their outfits.
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“As the dates for the marriage was already fixed, we took the help of Kanpur District Magistrate Brahm Dev Ram Tiwari and Senior Superintendent Of Police (SSP) Anand Dev Tiwari to have this marriage ceremony,” the groom, Garvit Narang, said. Everything that was used for the ceremony, including the garlands, was sanitised. Social distancing norms were followed strictly, and everyone wore masks and face shields. The groom mentioned that an added benefit to getting married during this time was that the wedding ended up being quite cost effective, especially now when everything is much more expensive. The bride, Aditi, is also quite happy about this turn of events. She said that she had never thought her wedding would be held during a lockdown, and that it felt good.
As per the guidelines given by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), not more than fifty people can gather at a wedding functions. This rule was strictly followed by the bride and groom. Only five members were present from each side of the family. The rest attended the wedding virtually.
We are impressed by this couple that did not back down, even when the odds were against them! And they did so while following all the rules and ensuring their own safety and that of their family members. Our heartiest congratulations to the bride and groom!