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Bellary wedding ditches flowers for 'save water' banners

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Weddings are occasions of joy and celebration but a young couple from Bellary district in Karnataka chose to spread awareness on the importance of water conservation on their wedding day.


A resident of Dammuru village in Bellary, Shivakumar married Pallavi on April 20. Beginning a new phase of their life together, the newly-wed couple took an initiative to create awareness on waste wastage. The marriage hall donned messages and flexes which displayed information on water conversation.



The message read, “Use water carefully, every drop of water is valuable. Water cannot be purchased for money in the coming days. Hence don’t waste it. Use water carefully, more than a billion people across the world are deprived of water.”



At the marriage reception, pamphlets were distributed among the guests to educate them about the growing water shortage. The couple chose to display awareness banners instead of intricate arrangements in the marriage hall. 


In Karnataka, we suffer from water scarcity. In big functions like marriages, a huge amount of water is wasted and so my wife and I decided to distribute pamphlets and display flexes. We used our wedding day as an opportunity to create awareness among our guests,” said Shivakumar.


Bellary, a district in northern Karnataka, was one of the worst drought-hit areas in the state.


“I am happy to know that the newly-wed couple took an opportunity to spread awareness among the people on their wedding day,” said Bellary Tahsildar Promod, who was also present at the wedding celebration.


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