While on one hand Delhi High Court and government is finding solutions to avoid/control food wastage at weddings, there are several villages in Gujarat who have been practicing ‘say no to big fat Indian wedding’; and looks like it is high time that we all need to adopt this policy now.
Setting an example of austerity and awareness, a couple in Malaja and Devaliya village in Chhota Udepur, Gujarat taught a lesson that a wedding ceremony can take place without loud music and crackers.
The custom has been inculcated in all the youngsters by the elders of the village who have been following this practice for last 25 years.
The village elders have put a blanket ban on crackers and music in the village to combat noise, air pollution and save money.
“The villagers had taken this decision 25 years ago to save money. A DJ or a band charge thousands of rupees, which only add to the financial burden of the families,” Jayanti Rathwa, sarpanch of Malaja told a leading daily. “When there are no such revelries, even the nuisance of people indulging in drunken theatrics stops,” he said.
Jayanti, who heads a village of 3,500 people, said that nobody has requested to break the rule even after so many years