An expected 20 eligible couples from the Gond tribe in Adilabad district will tie the wedding knot at a mass marriage programme to be organised by the ‘Jai Jango Jai Lingo Jan Sansthan’ at Jainoor on May 6.

The organisers have invited the desirous to register their names in advance.

Sansthan president Anaka Devender and general secretary Kotnak Mohpath Rao said that their organisation will ensure all the families involved in the mass marriages observe customs and other marriage rituals.

Most of the customs will be observed at individual homes before the couple arrive at the mass marriage venue, they said.

Dance competition

A competition in Dhemsa tribal dance will also be organised in connection with the mass marriage programme, the Gond leaders said.

The competitions will take place in the evening and the winner will walk away with a cash prize of Rs. 25,000.