Maharashtra: Family donates wedding money to COVID-19 fight


Aurangabad: At the time when many have postponed their grand weddings due to the COVID-19 lockdown, a family in Maharashtra’s Latur district got their daughter married in a simple ceremony and donated the money saved for the occasion to fund the local administration’s fight against coronavirus.

Udgir resident Vilas Boke donated Rs 51,000 he had saved for his daughter Geetanajali’s wedding, along with 125 kits containing essentials, to the local administration.

Geetanjali married Swapnil Reddy in a simple ceremony in the presence of a few family members and officials from the local administration on Thursday, in keeping with the norms of social distancing.

The wedding was scheduled to be held on April 9, but when the COVID-19 lockdown was announced, the ceremony was postponed to Thursday.

Deputy collector Pravin Mengshetti, who attended the ceremony, said, “The family’s decision to help the needy at a time like this, is commendable. I hope this motivates more people to help others.”