News ID: 318229
Published: 1135 GMT November 26, 2021

Indian bride asks father to donate her dowry money to build girls’ hostel

Indian bride asks father to donate her dowry money to build girls’ hostel

It is a general practice in most Indian families to start saving for a girl’s marriage from the day she is born.

And no, it isn’t just to ensure a big fat wedding reported.

Despite laws banning the evil practice, custom of dowry is still thriving in India, and continues to plague hapless girls and their families.

Thankfully, a few brave young men and women are raising their voices against the widely-prevalent social evil.

One such story is of a bride from Rajasthan’s Barmer who requested her father to donate the amount set aside for her dowry to be used for a noble cause. According to a Dainik Jagran report, Anjali Kanwar, daughter of Kishore Singh Kanod, married Praveen Singh on November 21. In a bid to promote girl child education, Anjali approached her father before the wedding and told him that the money set aside for her dowry should instead be used for the construction of a girls’ hostel.

The report further says that Anjali expressed her wish in a letter, which he read out to the assembled guests. Agreeing to her daughter’s wishes, her father presented Anjali with a blank cheque, asking her to fill in the desired amount.

According to Patrika, Kishore Singh Kanod had already announced a grant of 10 million rupees for the construction of a hostel on the National Highway 68.

However, additional funds of five million rupees to 7.5 million rupees were required to complete the construction. Thanks to his daughter, the amount is now complete.

The selfless act of the father-daughter duo has won hearts on social media, and many praised them for supporting girls’ education.


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