This noble deed of a real estate developer will inspire many and shame a few who could make a difference but refuse to do so. If one man can make a difference to many then this is one of the best contemporary examples we have.
Real estate developer, Gopal Vastapara, is a 51-year-old Surat-based business tycoon who is planning to arrange a lavish wedding ceremony for 100 girls belonging to socially and economically backward families. Interestingly, this February when Vastapara’s son Vaibhav got married, it was a modest affair with just 300 attendees, mostly close family members.
But, on this 28th April 100 girls from different religion and caste will get married in a lavish mass ceremony to be hosted by this generous businessman. About this noble deed, Vastapara told the Times Of India that,
We decided to get our son married in a very simple function and instead use the money to help 100 girls from poor families by arranging their marriages. Our moto is Sarva Dharam, Sarva Samaj (All religion, all communities). The girls who will get married are from various castes and include six Muslims too,
This grand wedding will take place in Vastapara’s native village, named Chamardi in Amreli district and the busy businessman himself identified the girls from various talukas of Amreli as well as Rajkot district whose family due to the poor monetary condition can not bear the expense of a wedding. In fact, Vastapara has taken a pledge to sponsor grand weddings for 100 girls belonging to socially and economically backward families every single year for the next 10 years.
Though the attendees of this wedding will be limited to families and friends of the brides and the grooms, but they are expecting to have 60,000 wedding guests at the wedding.
On the day of the marriage, all the newlyweds will have to take a pledge to ‘Save the girl child and save environment’.
Story Inputs: The Times Of India