Married to a trigger: Muktsar household refuses ‘shagun’, asks wedding ceremony invitees to place cash in a field for farmers’ protest


Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, December 9

In a heart-warming gesture, a farmer’s family at Sheikhu village in Muktsar district recently placed a donation box at a wedding reception, asking invitees not to give ‘shagun’ to them but to donate for the ongoing farmers’ protest at the Delhi border.

Jasdeep Singh Jassi Brar, sarpanch, Sheikhu village, said, “It was my nephew Abhijeet Singh’s wedding reception on December 7 at our village. We placed a donation box close to the dance floor to collect money for the farmers’ protest rather than getting ‘shagun’. We have collected around Rs 1 lakh and will soon send it to the farmers.”

“Many people have been calling us, appreciating the move. Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal also shared a video on his Facebook page,” he added.

Jasdeep said, “We are god-fearing people and don’t believe in dowry. On the wedding day too, we did not accept ‘shagun’. However, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal who attended the marriage gave us ‘shagun’, which we have put in the donation box.”

A video of the reception is being shared on social media, wherein the DJ is appealing to the gathering to put the ‘shagun’ amount in the donation box.



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