Hyderabad: It was a dream come true for 21 Sikh couples who got married in a befitting manner without spending a penny that too in the presence of over 25,000 Sikhs who came from parts of the state to bless the newly-wed couples, Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet.
The happiest of them were the couple parents who never dreamt of their sons and daughters getting married in such a grand and befitting manner that too without incurring any expenditure from their pockets.
Thanks to the Prabhandak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet, Sadh Sangat of Ameerpet under the Presidenship of S Bhagender Singh and Secretary, S Surinder Singh and members S Narender Singh and others for making the impossible dream come true for the new couples and their parents.
On Sunday, as many as 21 couples got married at “Samuhik Vivaha Samaroh” (Mass Marriages) at Sri Guru Gobind SInghji Sports Ground, Ameerpet under one umbrella of Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet with the cooperation of Prabhandak Committees of Sikh Gurudwaras in Telangana and Telangana Sikh Society.
Religious Heads from Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded who were specially invited for the occasion blessed the couples.
Most of the brides and bridegrooms hailed from Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Miryalaguda, Medak districts and Maharashtra, Karnataka and other states.
The Samuhik Vivaha Samagam started at 9.30 am with a colourful “Baraat” of bridegrooms on horses from Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet to Sri Guru Gobind SInghji Sports Ground, Ameerpet u. `Anand Karaj (Lawan Phere), i.e., soleminsing of legal marriage was performed at 11.15 am.
This unique service was provided by the Prabhandak Committee Gurudwara Saheb Ameerpet keeping in view that many families who cannot afford to perform such luxurious marriages that require heavy expenditure which cannot be borne by poor Sikh families.
The Prabhandak Committee made all arrangements including providing free accommodation facilities, Guru-ka-Langar (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and snacks etc) for last three days.
The most heartening part was that all the Sikh Gurudwaras of Telangana extended wholehearted support for the successful conduct of these marriages.
Various Gurudwara Committees, Telangana Sikh Society and individuals presented almost all the required domestic articles to the newly married couples which will help in settling their lives.
People expressed happiness and complimented the Prabhandak Committee of GSA for the tireless service that they provided in solemnising the marriage of Sikhs who cannot afford luxurious marriages.
The Prabhandak Committee, President, S. Bhagender Singh and Secretary S Surinder Singh said that only Gurmukh and Amritdhari Sikhs were allowed to participate in the marriages. (INN)