Weddings a show of wealth
The wedding of a daughter/son is an auspicious and happy occasion but, it is definitely not an event to flaunt one’s wealth or compete in ostentatious spending, leading to huge wastage of food, noise pollution, and destruction of flora and fauna. It is painful to see people spending several crores on a single wedding. Spending such huge amounts on a wedding is a false show of your love for your child. Moreover, it is also insensitive to those parents who can’t even afford a decent wedding of their daughter. It is like eating a lavish meal in front of a hungry man. The initiative taken by the J and K Government needs to be followed by other states. Politicians and rich businessmen need to set a personal example.
Col R. D Singh (Retd),