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Simple mass marriages to be held at 100 temples: Minister Kota Srinivas Pujari

Mysuru, February 3:- “Simple mass marriages will be organised at selected 100 temples of Muzrai Department,” said Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari.

He was speaking at a meeting held at the deputy commissioner’s (DC) here office on Sunday.

“Rs 55,000 will be spent on each couple’s wedding. Rs 40,000 for mangalsutra, Rs 5,000 for wedding clothes and Rs 10,000 will be given to the bride. Both should be majors and their families should have agreed for the marriage. Poor couples will be given first priority. The event is expected to be held on April 26. Applications may be submitted until March 27. Officials should give wide publicity for the event,” he added.

He held a progress review meeting of the fisheries department on the occasion.

MLAs GT Devegowda, Harshavardhan, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, sub-divisional officer N Venkataraju and others were present. (MR/KS)

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