A dream comes true for 22 couples Monday, May 12th, 2008 With blessings of Guru Granth Sahibji and Waheguru, it was a dream come true for 22 couples who never dreamt of getting married in a such a befitting manner that too in the presence of over 25,000 sikhs who came from far off places to bless the newlywed couples. The happiest of them were the couples' parents who never dreamt of their sons and daughters getting married in such a befitting manner that too without spending a single rupee. Thanks to the Prabhandak committee, Gurudwara Saheb Barambala, Sikh Chawniat, Kishanbagh, Hyderabad for making the impossible dream come true for the new couples and their parents and grandparents. On sunday (May 11) 22 couples got married at "Samuhik Vivaha Samagam" (mass marriage) under one umbrella Gurudwara Saheb Barambala, Sikh Chawniat in the presence of Punj Pyaras Singh Saheb Bhai Ram Singhji of Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Sahib, Nanded, Maharastra. The brides and bridegrooms hailed from Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Hanamkonda, Nizamabad, Aurangabad, Bidar and other places. The Samuhik Vivaha Samagam started at 9 am and Anand Karaj (Lawan Phere) was performed at 11 am. The programme continued until 1 pm where all the bridegrooms were taken in a colourful baraat on horseback. This unique service was provided by the Prabhandak Committee Gurudwara Saheb Barambala keeping in view that many economically poor families who cannot afford to perform such luxurious marriages that require heavy expenditure which cannot be borne by economically poor sikh families. The most heartening part was that all the Sikh Gurudwaras in Andhra Pradesh extended wholehearted support for the successful conduct of these marriages. Various gurudwara committees and individuals presented domestic articles to the newly married couples which will help in settling their lives. The Prabhadak Committee, President, S. Harbans Singh said that only Gurmukh and Amritdhari Sikhs were allowed to participate in the marriages. The Prabhandak Committtee made all arrangements including accommodation facilities, Guru-ka-Langar ( breakfast,lunch and dinner etc). After the marriages, committee will keep tab on couples to see them live happily without any family problems. For more details contact on phones : 093911-15176 or 093968-01701. - Filed by S Bachan Jeet Singh, Hyderabad Source:A dream comes true for 22 couples | SikhNet Shouldn't this be a norm in Sikh Society ? Please give your comments.