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Mass Wedding in India: 47 disabled couples tie the knot

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February was special for over 47 disabled couples who got married at mass wedding ceremony in Udaipur, India. The event was organised by Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) , an NGO that empowers people with disabilities from across India, Newz Hook reports.

The event became more special after all of them took a pledge against the dowry system. Some of them have undergone corrective surgery treatment and has been skilled through vocational training from NSS. The NGO also recruited a few of them by offering them jobs that fit their capacities to make them financially independent and employable.

Since 35 years, NSS has been working closely with the disabled community. They have empowered thousands of people with disabilities from across India.

Their many activities include artificial limb distribution, skill education, healthcare support, free food offering, talent nurturing and organising mass wedding ceremonies for people with disabilities.

Through World of Humanity Foundation, they also offer free corrective surgery, skill education and nurtures sports amongst disabled community. Prashant Agarwal, President, NSS says, “Disabled people find it hard to get married due to financial constraints and physical difficulties. It was our social responsibility to fulfil their needs and offer them a solution to lead a normal life”.

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