Gujarat businessman invites 18000 widows to bless his sons wedding

widows called to wedding
Jitubhai a businessman from Gujarat has invited over 18000 widows to bless his sons wedding breaking the taboo continued since years.

Widows from Banaskantha, Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Patan and Aravalli districts were special guests at the marriage venue at Derol, about 12km from Himmatnagar.

Their presence is considered a bad omen at auspicious functions but I wanted to prove that all these beliefs are nothing but superstitions," Jitubhai told.

Around 500 widows, who came from poor families, were also given a milking cow each so that they become self-sufficient financially.

"I can hope of earning a decent livelihood now that I have a cow. I never expected getting so much importance after becoming a widow," said 55-year-old Hansa Thakore of Vijapur town in Mehsana district.
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