Jaipur, April 26: If marriages are made in heaven, then this shaadi (wedding) was perhaps destined to take place inside a police station in Rajasthan. Thanks to the policemen manning the Datwas police station in Tonk district of the northern state, a poor woman had a "fairytale" wedding. After all, how many women had the privilege of exchanging nuptial vows with their "dream men" inside a police station with cops as wedding planners?
Recently, when everyone was celebrating Akshaya Tritiya on April 18, the Rajasthan police station was quickly turned into a mandaap (wedding venue) to solemnise the marriage of Mamta Mahawar, an MGNREGA (national scheme that warrants "Right to Work") labourer.
A report by Rajasthan Post says that on Mamta's wedding day the police station wore a festive look with colourful lights decorating the venue and peppy music played in the background.
Mamta, who is neck deep in debt after she lost her only brother two years ago, was in no position to have a wedding because of financial constraints. Moreover, working as a daily-wage earner under the MGNREGA does not give her enough money to even take care of her basic necessities, forget about having a wedding.
Since the last two years, Mamta and her mother are working hard to repay the loan they took for the treatment of her now dead brother. Mamta lost her father when she was a child.
Since the cops in the police station know Mamta and her financial condition well as she had worked in the police station as an MGNREGA worker, so they pitched in to take care of her wedding.
So next time, you see a police station decked up, you know, some Good Samaritans are busy bringing some joy into the lives of poor and neglected ones like Mamta.