Kalidas Natyamandir in Mulund will host a unique mass marriage where 50 couples from different communities will be wedded according to the traditions of their faith.
The 'Samooha Vivah' ceremony of June 22 is being organized by the Nair Welfare Society (NWS) and a social group, 'Pithruvedi'.
"Several young couples even in this day and age delay their marriages simply because they do not have the resources to arrange for a lavish wedding or to assemble the basic essentials required for starting a home. We have resolved not only to host the rituals and the wedding feast free of cost for underprivileged couples, but will also gift them new clothes, utensils and gold jewellery," said Prakash Padikkal, one of the organizers.
The cost, however, of any subsequent reception will be borne by the wedding party.
The rituals will begin at 8am and end around 2pm. Hindu, Muslim as well as Christian brides and grooms are likely to participate.