Chairperson NGO Subhadra Foundation & BJP Chief Spokesperson MM J & K UT Ritika Trehan today solemnized marriage of poor couple at Baba Lal Ji Temple Last Morh, Gandhi Nagar Jammu. Parents and relatives of couple lauded Chairperson NGO Subhadra Foundation for sparing time for the social cause and for the needy by helping the needy and deprived section by reaching out to them. Prominent among those present on the occasion include Dr Shikha Chowdhary, Mrs Deepali Handa, Dr Sumedha Mengi,Mrs Sumi Sahi Seth,Miss Muskaan Trehan ,Miss Mehak Trehan.
NGO Subhadra Foundation has been organizing various social activities from time to time and poor girls are given free training to earn their livelihood with dignity.NGO Subhadra Foundation & Vivek Gupta bore expenses for all wedding arrangements, including necessary gifts such as utensils, beddings, furniture and clothes. Newly wedded couple was blessed after the marriage ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Ritika Trehan said that though it is generally said that marriages are made in heaven and solemnized on earth but this is really not true for girls from the underprivileged strata of Indian Society.Still there are lacs of such families who are unable to meet expenses incurred on poor girls marriages.This leads to an undue economical stress on any girl’s parents but the worst hit are those from the lowest strata of the society with a hand to mouth existence. They lack the means to provide their daughters’ with basic amenities to start off a new life with. Also, the problem of marrying off a girl child is increased if the child is handicapped or orphaned due to some reason, added Ritika.
Ritika further said that marriage as an institution in India has a very special significance. It is the dream of all parents to marry of their daughters to a well to do groom and help them start their new life.But not every parent in India is fortunate enough to do so easily.So, NGO Subhadra Foundation has taken up the noble cause of helping poor girl’s parents with basic monthly income less than Rs.10,000, orphaned girls or girls with a disability to be married to a suitable groom. She however said that Lt-Governor administration has restructured the marriage assistance scheme in Jammu and Kashmir to provide Rs 50,000 financial assistance to the girls of poor families for their wedding. To further promote girl-child education, additional eligibility of completing elementary education by the beneficiary before her marriage has been included.