In a unique event, a 53-year-old mother and her 27-year-old daughter were married in a mass wedding ceremony held under Mukhyamantri Samuhik Vivah Yojna in Gorakhpur. The woman, Beli Devi, whose husband Harihar died 25 years ago, married her husband’s younger brother, Jagdish, 55, in the ceremony where 63 couples, including a Muslim couple, were married.
Beli Devi’s youngest daughter Indu was also married in the same ceremony that took place last week. Jagdish is a farmer and until now he was not married.
“My two sons and two daughters are already married, so with the marriage of my youngest daughter, I decided to marry my brother-in-law. All my children are happy,” Beli Devi told reporters.
Indu was married to Rahul, 29. “My mother and uncle took care of us and I am very happy that now they are going to take care of each other,” Indu said.
Senior district officials were present at the massive wedding event.