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Gujarat CM blesses newlyweds at Valmiki Samaj mass marriage function at Rajkot

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel today attended mass marriage ceremony organised by Valmiki Vikas Samiti at Rajkot and blessed 18 couples as well as benefited them with assistance under ‘Kunwarbai nu Mameru’ scheme.

While addressing the gathering, CM Smt Patel stated that it is the need of time to eliminate evils of superstitions and odd customs from the society. We should rely on medicines instead of wrong rituals to treat children suffering from fever. We have to eliminate old tradition of child-marriage and have to be more sensitive towards girl’s education. She also appealed to the community elders to educate both boys and girls without discrimination and uplift the society by getting rid of social evils like dowry and female feticide.

CM Smt Patel shared that the state government has formed three-level system for the upliftment of the Valmiki Samaj. She added that as a part of celebrating Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 125th Birth Anniversary, the state government organized special health camps and we are continuously working towards economical, health and educational development of Valmiki Samaj.

CM conveyed her best wishes to the newly wed couples and extended Rs. 20,000 assistance to every couple under Kunwarbai Nu Mameru. Furthermore, cheques for professional training were also distributed to 40 brides from scheduled caste at the event.

On this occasion, Gujarat BJP President and Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, Union Minister of State Shri Mohanbhai Kundariya, State Ministers Shri Govindbhai Patel and Shri Jayeshbhai Radadiya, Shri Chimnaji Bapu, Shri Ramdas Bapu, Gujarat Safai Kamdar Vikas Nigam Chairperson Smt Darshnaben Vaghela, Leaders of Valmiki Samaj and others remained present.

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