Surat Diamond Merchant Funds Mass Wedding Of 250 Girls Who Couldn't Afford Ceremony Expenses

More than 250 couple got married on  Surat as a part of the mass wedding hosted by a diamond merchant. The mass wedding featured 250 couples included 5 Muslim couples, a Christian couple and two women who are HIV positive.
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Mahesh Savani is the man who facilitated the programme as he believes that giving away brides is a blessing from God. Savani has been funding and organising wedding since 201.
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During the wedding, Savani himself plays the parent and does Kanyadaan- the practice of giving away one's daughter.
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Hundreds of brides with colourful ethnic attire and ornaments performed their wedding rituals in front of hundreds of guests in the city Surat, which is also a hub for diamond polishing.
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On previous occasions, Savani had given gifts of gold and items such as sofas, beds etc worth Rs 500,000 to each bride to help them start married life.