LOGO FOR KARNATAKA’S MASS MARRIAGE PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
Context: Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa launched the “Saptapadi” logo for the mass marriage programme sponsored by the government at 100 ‘A’ grade temples in the State coming under the purview of the Muzrai Department.
ABOUT THE MASS MARRIAGES
- The weddings will be held on April 26 and May 24, according to an order issued by the department.
- Both the bride and the bridegroom will have to register at nearby Muzrai temples before March 27 for getting married on April 26, and before April 24 for the May 24 slot.
- Mass marriages will be conducted in eight temples in Bengaluru city.
- Besides an eight-gram gold mangalsutra, costing around 40,000, cash of 10,000 and 5,000 will be given to the bride and bridegroom, respectively, for purchase of wedding clothes and other needs.
- The scheme rivals the Bidaai or Shaadi Bhagya, launched by the previous Congress government in which Rs 50,000 one-time marriage assistance is given to minority women.
- There are 190 temples under Group A. These are financially-sound temples.
- Of them, government has chosen 100 for the mass marriage scheme, including Banashankari, Kollur Mookambika, and Kukke Subrahmanya and so on.
- Government of Karnataka introduced the Shaadi Bhagya Scheme in the year 2013.
- Shaadi Bhagya scheme is also known as Bidaai scheme.
- Under this scheme, Karnataka Government provides financial assistance to women who belong to financially backward minority families.
- Shaadi Bhagya Scheme objective is to protect women belonging to the financially backward minority family in the state by providing financial assistance at the time of marriage for purchasing essential commodities.