January 10, 2017: Taking forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of a cashless country, a mason in Jharkhand became the first groom to opt for a cashless wedding. The wedding took place in Badiya village of Musabani under East Singhbhum district on January 9.
The Deputy Collector of Chief Minister Camp Office, Sanjay Kumar, convinced 30-year-old Subhash Nayak of Badiya village to marry Sunita of Chakradharpur in the first cashless wedding of the region.
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The wedding was completely dowry-free. All the payments including vegetables, ration, tent house, jewellers and even the priest were paid through cheque.
The manager of Bank of India visited the venue of the wedding and opened a savings account for the newlywed and handed over the debit cards.
According to PTI report, the wedding was attended by BJP MLA Laxman Tudu, DSP Ajit Kumar Bimal, Environment activist Jamuna Tudu, Mukhiya Dulari Mumru and Circle Officer of Musaboni, Sadhu Charan Devgam. All the invitee handed the cheques as gifts to the newlywed.
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Sanjay Kumar, Deputy Collector, gave a cheque to the priest after the wedding. All the arrangements were done by the groom side.
Everyone in the village was excited to witness the first cashless wedding of the region. Kiran Tent House, Priest Vikas Mahapatro, and vegetable vendor Chakraborty accepted cheques as the payment of the wedding.All of them were quite positive with the initiative. Vinod Pandit, the jeweler, gave silver jewelery to the bride as the gift.
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The cashless wedding took place the Naya Tola Mandir at Badia in East Singhbhum district. The groom’s houses did not have a toilet. Kumar got it constructed within 11 hours. He said, “The toilet was also built without using cash. The mason was paid through cheque.” Prior to the wedding, family members from both the sides volunteered in the construction of a toilet in the groom’s house.
Groom’s Uncle Madan Nayak said that all the arrangements including ration, jeweler vegetables, tent house and priest were paid through draft, swipe machine or cheques.
– Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53