Odisha couple ties knot wearing face masks amid COVID-19 scare!

Sundergarh: A traditional Indian wedding can’t be imagined without rich decors,  fire crackers, loud music, grand procession and multi-cuisine platters on the table. But making a difference by putting all the socio-cultural grandeur aside, a couple of Jhargaon village under Lephirpara block in Sundergarh district tied nuptial knot in an unusual way abiding by the lockdown norms on Friday.

Family members of the couple-Amrit Patel of Nuadihi village and Sushma Patel of Jhargaon- were also present during the marriage.

As per information, the families of couple had earlier scheduled the wedding on April 17 as the lockdown was supposed to be lifted on April 14. However, as the state Government announced the second phase of the lockdown till May 3 and on some other grounds, the families couldn’t postpone the wedding. So, they decided to keep the ceremony a low-key affair ensuring no violation of lockdown guidelines.

Amrit reached Sushma’s house for the wedding with five of his family members. All of them had covered their faces with masks. Apparently, the bride’s family greeted the groom and his family with sanitizers instead of flower garlands. The couple later sat on the Mandap with the priest wearing face masks and maintaining social distance.

The wedding ceremony was completed with all rituals and the newlywed couple was blessed by the family members present on the spot.

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