Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wondered whether destination weddings are necessary, especially in India which is rich in culture and traditions.
PM Modi hails those who opt for weddings on Indian soil.
Last evening, actor Randeep Hooda made a delightful announcement on his social media platform, disclosing his upcoming wedding with actor Lin Laisharam. They jointly released a statement, unveiling the much-anticipated wedding date set for November 29. While movie buffs are overjoyed since they heard the news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged Indian citizens to prefer holding wedding ceremonies in India only.
PM Modi hails those who opt for weddings on Indian soil
Speaking at the Mann Ki Baat radio session today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi acknowledged that the wedding season has commenced. “Some trade organizations estimate that there could be a business of around ₹5 lakh crore during this wedding season. While shopping for weddings, all of you should give importance to products made in India only," he said.
“And yes, since the topic of marriage has come up, one thing has been troubling me off and on for a long time... and if I don't open up my heart's pain to my family members, who else do I do it with? Just ponder... these days a new milieu is being created by some families to go abroad and conduct weddings. Is this at all necessary?" PM Modi said.
This remark by PM Modi came a day after Randeep Hooda announced his plans to marry Lin Laisharam in the Indian State of Manipur. Clearly, while Randeep and Lin’s wedding destination has been approved by PM Modi, it will also boost tourism in Manipur.
Randeep Hooda, Lin Laishram Manipur Wedding Announcement
The statement shared by the couple last evening read, “Taking a leaf out of Mahabharata where Arjuna married Manipuri Warrior Princess Chitrangada, we are getting married with the blessings from our families and friends. We are filled with immense joy to share that our marriage will take place on the 29th Of November 2023, in Imphal, Manipur followed by a reception in Mumbai. As we set to embark on this journey, we seek your blessings and love for this union of cultures, for which we are forever indebted and grateful. In love and light, Lin and Randeep.”