A mass marriage of 104 differently abled couples solemnised in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh has found a place in the Golden Book of World Records, a government official said in Bhopal.
At the event, leaders of different religions solemnised the marriages of 77 Hindu, 26 Muslim, and one Sikh couple.
This was for the first time in the world when 104 physically challenged couples tied the knot at one place. This record got entry into the Golden Book of World Records, a public relations department officer said.
Golden Book of World Records officials presented a certificate to the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot and District Collector Sanket Bhondve. The programme had been organised by the district administration with the help of social organisations.
The official said that during the event, one more record was set.
Another record was set during this mass marriage ceremony. A large gift pack was prepared with public participation. This also got entry into the Golden Book of World Records for being the largest gift pack," the official added.
Recently, in a first for the country, Thiruvananthapuram introduced a ramp for wheelchair-bound people to board trains.
There is still a tremendous amount of communal disharmony in India and many still question whether it is possible for people belonging to different religions to coexist. Though we live in a secular country made up of people from several religions, there is still a lot of tension and friction that we keep observing from time to time. In such times, when we encounter situations that prove to us that we are all human beings before anything else, it gives us a sense of hope.