33 couples take marriage vows in Madikeri

As many as 33 couple entered into wedlock during the mass marriage organised by Al-ameen organisation here on Sunday.

The event was meant for the benefit of poor and orphan women. Each bride was gifted with 40 gm jewellry, one pair of dress, while the groom also got a pair of dress. MLC M C Nanaiah, former MLA K M Ibrahim and Athur’s Syed Ibrahim Hadi Tangal took part.  So far, a total of 165 Muslim women have got married through the mass marriages organised by the Al-ameen.

The organisation has decided to conduct marriages of at least 25 Muslim females every year. Office bearers of the organisation said about Rs 26 lakh has been spent for the event. As per the ‘Adarsha Vivaha’ scheme of the government, if more than 25 pairs get marry together, each pair will get Rs 10,000. Hence, the pairs who got married on Sunday too will be getting Rs 10,000 each.

Speaking on the occasion, MLC and former minister M C Nanaiah said the leaders of all religions should strive towards cleansing their religion from blind beliefs.  “With the feeling that only their religion is superior, some people are trying to instigate violence and unrest in the society. Instead, they should strive for maintaining peace and harmony,” he said, blessing the couples.

– DeccanHerald

2010 Kodava family hockey tie released

The Maneyapanda family, to which national athlete Ashwini Nachappa belongs to released the ties of Kodava Family Hockey festival.

The family hockey tournament will begin on this 18th at Ponnampet and will go on for three weeks. According to the president of Maneyapanda hockey cup, A.Devaiah, about 214 family teams have registered there name and the inaugural match will be played on 18th. An exhibition match will be held on the first day between the Olympic player’s team led by Dhanraj Pillai and Kodagu eleven team. Olympians Arjun Halappa, Cheppudira Poonacha will also be seen playing. Lt.General Ballachanda K.Chengappa will inaugurate the match. Central sports minister Dr.Gill will also take part.

Two grounds at Ponnampet are set for the show and more than fifteen thousand audiences can occupy the pavilion.

The festival has multiple attractions and entertainments. A helicopter raid on ticket will also be organized for the people. The festival committee has decided to ban plastic totally and is tying up with the Gram Panchayath to implement it. The shops and business centers will be asked to abide by this. A NGO would be formed to rid Kodagu from plastic after the festival by opening Green Fund. A sprawling food court area would be organized by Green Leaf brothers from Mysore.

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– ShakthiDaily

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