Challenging the age-old patriarchal tradition, a bride from Rajasthan, Alwar led her own ‘baraat’. The bride, Jiya Sharma, rode a horse cart & led her own baraat to the wedding venue at Behror town of Alwar district.
Embracing the unique idea, the groom’s family warmly welcomed the bride and her family.
Reportedly, the 25-year-old student of MA English literature and her software engineer husband Lokesh Sharma took the decision mutually to set an example that women are on par with men and wanted to begin their new life on this note.
Jiya’s relatives and friends joined the baraat dancing along the streets. The baraat was also welcomed by the residents, who lined up on both sides of the street to witness the unusual happening. Jiya also claimed that her family has not given dowry either.
In a state like Rajasthan where the sex ratio is dangerously low and many marry off their kids at a very young age, this is a really great step.
Now this makes us go -
Information source: timesofindia
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