Mangalore: A total of 16 pairs tied the nuptial knot at the mass marriage ceremony organized by the Bearys Welfare Forum of Abu Dhabi at the Milagres Hall in Mangalore on November 4, Sunday. Ibrahim Musliyar Bekal, Qazi of Udupi inaugurated the programme.This is the fourth mass wedding ceremony organized by BWF, which is currently celebrating its decennial year.
In his address, the Qazi said many a time marriages end in a failure due to the undue importance attached to the beauty of the woman before marriage. On the dowry menace, he blamed the same for ignorance of the masses.
BA Moidin, former minister also emphasized the need to eradicate the menace of dowry.
Mohammad Ali Uchil, President of Bearys Welfare Forum, presided over the function. UT Khader, MLA, Y Sudhir Shetty of UAE Exchange, Mohammad Badruddin, BM Mumtaz Ali and others were present.