Married Couple Spent Honeymoon Cleaning Streets of India

Married Couple Spent Honeymoon Cleaning Streets of India
Mon 22-12-2014

Sunny and Kavita Panu decided to make a stand against extravagant and expensive traditional weddings by holding theirs at a dairy farm.

A couple who held their wedding at a dairy farm with 2,000 cows forguests spent their honeymoon cleaning pavements with his'n'hers street-cleaning machines.

Sunny and Kavita Panu used cash they would have spent for the wedding reception to buy the sanitation vehicles and also pay for 101 new dustbins.

The Indian couple decided to make a stand against extravagant traditional weddings and the dowry system, where a substantial amount of money is paid by the groom to the bride's family.

At the end of their honeymoon they donated the street-cleaning machines to the city council in Hisar in the northern state of Haryana.

The father of the groom Sampuran Singh said: "Our family strongly opposes the tradition of dowry and extravagant marriages, and we also felt this was a good opportunity to do something for the welfare of the city."

Sunny and Kavita invited close friends and family and insisted wedding presents should be food for the cows.

Leftovers from the modest wedding meal were distributed to the poor and to wild animals.

Then the bride and groom, who work in management at a college, took to the wheel of the street-cleaning machines and spent the day tidying up, as way of saying thank you to their community.

Source: Mirror