news Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 05:30
A traditional Maharashtrian wedding in the Akola district on Friday evening had a unique gift.   A ready-to-use toilet, a gift from the bride’s family to the groom’s was subject to much curiosity. According to an NDTV report, the bride, Chaitali D. Galakhe discovered that the house of her in-laws did not have a toilet. She reportedly told her parents that she did not want a refrigerator or a television as a gift but would have a toilet installed at her future home instead. Her parents are said to have been surprised at the nature of her ridiculous demand, but eventually gave in. “At the time of finalising the marriage, I had no idea, but later I found that my in-laws home had no toilet. I discussed the issue with my parents and sisters in detail,” she was quoted as telling the media outside her wedding event. The present has reportedly cost her family Rs 18,000 out of which Rs 12,000 was contributed by a local volunteer associated with the “Swachha Bharat Abhiyan”. The bride seems to have taken this Vidya Balan advertisement by UNICEF to heart. Video of oBKeZmJeoy4 Read more at: Maharashtra Bride Takes a Toilet as Wedding Gift  

Show us some love! Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here.