Marriage invites only through WhatsApp, no pre-wedding shoots

Convention of Agarwal community members of Chhattisgarh says marriages should not become occasions for vulgar display of wealth

Raipur: The Agrawal community in Chhattisgarh has decided to make the use of technology to rein in unnecessary expenses on marriages. The community members will now send invitations for weddings only through e-mail and WhatsApp. This will save time as well as money. The community will also not promote pre-wedding shoots.

These decisions were taken at a meeting of the state executive of the All India Agarwal Sammelan held here recently.

Vulgar display of wealth

At the convention, the community leaders said that weddings were fast becoming occasions for vulgar display of wealth. “A wedding is a private affair and it should become a show of wealth or political and social clout,” it was said.

It was also decided to constitute a permanent committee for resolving differences among married couples. Sammelan state general secretary Vishambhar Agarwal, state vice-president Parmanand Jain and other functionaries said that the state unit has undertaken various social activities including tree plantation, medical, dental and blood donation camps, distribution of stationery children, promoting sports etc. Sammelan’s state patron Beni Prasad Gupta also gave some useful suggestions regarding reforms in the community.

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