Dewasom Minister Kadnnappally Ramachandran has said that the endeavour of the charitable trusts to conduct the commendable social service such as ‘Sumangaleeyam’ is highly commendable and it is an eye-opener for the society.

Inaugurating the‘Sumangaleeyam-4,’ fourth mass marriage function organised by the Maha Ganapathy Charitable Trust, on the premises of the Sree Mariyamman temple, Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad district on Sunday, Mr. Kadnnappally said that many of the brides belonged to economically backward families were blessed to enter into the married life through the mass marriage and the social services of the trust had set a model for the charitable organisations in the State.

The Minister praised the bride grooms for their courage to give a life to the girls belonged to economically backward families.

As many as 72 prospective Hindu couples from Wayanad in the State and Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu entered the wedlock and a financial assistance provided to four Christian and Muslim couples at the mass marriage function.

Four sovereigns of gold ornaments, dresses for the couples, and feast for 100 invitees of each couple were provided by the trust.

K.G. Gopala Pillai, Chairman, Maha Ganapathy Charitable Trust presided over the function.

M.I .Shanavas, MP, disbursed the financial assistance. T.R. Balakrishnan, president, Kerala Cricket Association and Raghu Mathappa, general manager, UB group, Bangalore, distributed the ‘mangalasoothra’ to the couples.

Swami Akshyamrutha Chaithanya , chief priest, Matha Amritanandamayi Math, Mananthavadi, delivered the benedictory speech.

P.Krishnaprasad, MLA, T.Bhaskaran, District collector, M.P. Veerendrakumar, former MP, P. M. Joy, president, Block panchayat, Sulthan Bathery felicitated the couples.

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