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3,100 couples wed in Maharashtra mass marriage

Posted by on February 2, 2011 0 Comment

Nagpur, Feb 2 (IANS) Over 3,100 couples, including a legislator and an actress, exchanged wedding vows Wednesday at a mass marriage ceremony conducted at Maharashtra’s Amravati district in the presence of several top politicians.

The community wedding, said to be one of the largest, was attended by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, state Industries Minister Narayan Rane, Amravati guardian minister Ramkrishna Vikhe-Patil, yoga guru Baba Ramdev and Sahara India Pariwar chief Subroto Roy.

The event at Amravati, 150 km from here, organised by Amravati legislator Ravi Rana, also saw him tying the knot with south Indian actress Navneet Kaur.

“I am glad the function was a success,” Rana said after the ceremony.

Rana said he plans to send the entry to the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest mass marriage ceremony conducted so far.

The ceremony held at the Science Core ground of the city was attended by over a lakh residents.

Over 1,000 policemen were deployed in the city for the ceremony and school and colleges also observed a holiday.

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