Lucknow: 3,500 couples to tie the knot at mass wedding
As many as 3,500 daughters of registered construction workers will get married in a mass marriage program in Lucknow and attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday. According to Labour Minister Swami Prasad Maurya, the state government is running several welfare schemes and programs for the well-being of the workers, poor, and the economically-weaker sections of the society.
Maurya claimed this program will be a 'world record'
Under one such scheme, 3,500 women will get married at the mass wedding. Maurya said Adityanath would be present to bless the couples at the event that is being organized by the Uttar Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board. Maurya claimed that it would be a "world record" to organize this program for the marriage of 3,500 couples at any one venue.
One worker can avail benefits for two daughters
Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs. 55,000 is given for the marriage of the daughter of a registered construction worker, Rs. 65,000 for intercaste marriage, and Rs. 75,000 financial assistance for getting married at a mass wedding venue. "Up to two daughters of construction workers can benefit from this scheme," Maurya said.
Marriage will be held as per religious customs and traditions
The daughter's age should be above 18 years and the groom's more than 21 years and the registration of the laborer should be over 100 days old. The daughters of construction workers registered in Lucknow, Hardoi, Sitapur, Rae Bareli, Unnao, Lakhimpur Kheri, and Barabanki districts are being married in the matrimonial program, which will be held as per the accepted religious customs and traditions.