#GoodNews: 2 HIV+ Women to Get Engaged In a Mass Wedding of 251
<p>Image used for representational purposes only.</p>

Image used for representational purposes only.

(Photo Courtesy: Free Visuals 4 U)

#GoodNews: 2 HIV+ Women to Get Engaged In a Mass Wedding of 251


Two-hundred-and-fifty-one women of Gujarat will get married in a mass wedding in Surat on Sunday, 24 December. These women are daughters of single parents, reports The Indian Express.

The engagement ceremony of two HIV positive women will also take place on the date, according to the report. Five Muslim and one Christian woman are also among the ones to get married alongside Hindu women. Individual religious customs will be followed.

The event is organised by PP Savani Education Trust. The trust runs a chain of schools in Surat and has been arranging mass marriages of women with single parents since 2012. The trust’s owner Mahesh Savani told The Indian Express that he considers this his social responsibility.

I have taken the responsibility as their father. This time Sanjay Movaliya, a real estate developer, is also helping us.

Mahesh Savani to The Indian Express

The expense of the mass wedding will entirely be borne by the Savani Trust and Sanjay Movaliya. Arrangements for accommodations of bride and groom and their families have been made in Abrama in Surat, reported The New Indian Express.

Also Read : In Pics: Surat Businessman Hosts Mass Wedding for Fatherless Women

The P P Savani trust has arranged the marriages of 2,123 women since 2012. 

Guests include Padmashri Arunima Sinha, Padmashri Dipa Malik, youngest female pilot Ayesha Aziz, Sadhvi Rutambara and PP Swami Maharaj .

Also Read : 108 Differently-abled Couples Tie the Knot in Mass Wedding

(Breathe In, Breathe Out: Are you finding it tough to breathe polluted air? Join hands with FIT to find #PollutionKaSolution. Send in your suggestions to fit@thequint.com or WhatsApp @ +919999008335)

(The Quint is now on WhatsApp. To receive handpicked stories on topics you care about, subscribe to our WhatsApp services. Just go to TheQuint.com/WhatsApp and hit the Subscribe button.

Follow our India section for more stories.

    Also Watch