Budgam: Forty five Kashmiri Muslim couples tied the wedding knot during Aash mass wedding event in Budgam’s Khan Sahib today.
The event was organised by Aash, an NGO run by Qurat-ul-Ain Masoodi. The three-day event of “Aash Mass Shadi” which commenced with pre-marriage counselling on 8th October and concluded with Nikah Khawani today.
On the first day of the event, the couples were made aware about the importance of marriage in light of Islam through a pre-wedding counselling program in which Dr Kaleemullah Khan (Islamic Scholar), Dr Tajamul (Psychiatrist) and another Psychologist threw light on various important aspects of marriage and discussed the post marriage responsibilities.
On 9th October, the Mehandiraat was held in which henna ceremony for newly-weds took place.
During the program, Irfan, Bilal and Mehmeet (the renowned singers of Kashmir) enthralled the audience by singing ‘Wanwun’ and other Kashmiri songs.
Finally, the event of Nikah Khawani was held today i.e, 10th of October in which a huge gathering of people participated.
In this Aash Mass Shadi program, most of the newly-wed girls were orphans and from the downtrodden classes of Budgam area.
The package kit of seven suits, Burqas, footwear, golden earings, sewing machines and a shawl was provided to each bride.
Meanwhile, the place for the event was provided by IPTS School Khan Sahib, Gulzar Hospitality were the hospitality partners and 92.7 Big FM was the radio partner of this event. The event was also sponsored by Heaven Resorts.