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Breaking Taboos: Gujarat Businessman Invited 18,000 Widows To Bless His Son’s Wedding

Published on 1 February, 2016 at 5:43 pm By

A Mehsana-based businessman Jitendra Patel trashed the age-old orthodox belief by inviting 18,000 widows from five districts of Gujarat for his son’s wedding at Derol, about 12km from Himmatnagar.


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Even today, in most rural areas, widows are made to live in isolation. They are denied any right to get socially involved with people in the society. Celebration is a forbidden act for them. They just continue to exist in oblivion.

 

Fondly known as Jittu Bhai, Jitendra Patel had a heartfelt desire to have his son and daughter-in-law blessed by these widows who are usually sidelined by a society that considers their presence ominous. He told ‘The Times of India’:



”Their presence is considered a bad omen at auspicious functions but I wanted to prove that all these beliefs are nothing but superstitions.”

Jitendra Patel has not only defied the age-old tradition but has also given the honor and respect these widows have been denied all their life. They were treated with utmost privilege and were gifted a blanket and a tree sapling. The sapling was gifted with a promise to nurture them in their backyards. In fact, to make the 500 widows from poor families more self-sufficient, they were given a milking cow each.

 


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The initiative by this man is an inspiration to the bigwigs who spend lavishly on their weddings. A new beginning need not be marked by glitz alone but definitely by a change-driven effort to revive the lives of billions whose blessings for you would never go in vain.


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