Monday, March 23, 2015

Sparrows get married in India!!!

Villages in India, away from the pamphlets and press conferences of NGO activism, have always done their bit for the environment -- in their unique, rustic but effective ways.

Mohanpur village in Banda district of UP, for instance, organised a rather grand wedding for Chunmun and Gauriya, with people in thousands attending the merry event. Chunmun even rode a horse like a dulha. Just that because he is a sparrow someone had to hold him fast in the palm of the hand and put him atop the horse, and hold him fast to his seat.

Residents of Mohanpur, who are known in these dusty parts of UP's Bundelkhand for their love of both flora and fauna, say that in the union of Chunmun and Gauriya lies a larger message about the depleting number of sparrows and the need for their protection. The tiny birds, in fact, have almost disappeared from India's cities.

 Meanwhile, the marriage of the sparrows was not an instant affair. Preparations for it had begun a week ago. The bride's family was represented by Sumanlata and Yashwant Patel, who are teachers in the village. The groom and his baarat, with 11 horses -- no less -- and around 200 baaratis arrived from neighbouring Ranipur village along with Chunmun's guardians Ram Prakash and his wife Anita. There was singing and dancing to the tune of loud dhols. Full story...

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