Rajasthan girl rides horse to marriage; intending to drive home message
It was a sight for onlookers in Rajasthan as contrary to tradition, they witnessed a bride on horse coming in for marriage.
The scene was set in Chirawa in Rajasthan on Monday where Gargi Ahlawat, the daughter of a BJP parliamentarian, rode to a wedding ritual with a big message.
She is an MBA from the UK and Gargi insists that the message is that women are in no way inferior to men.
It is also her way of contributing to her mother Santosh Ahlawat’s campaign for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ mission.
Gargi, not her groom, arrived in a chariot to the “Bhandori”, a ritual pre-wedding feast for the couple.
Santosh Ahlawat in his reaction pointed out that his district Jhunjhunu had a skewed sex ratio.
In a state that is known for its patriarchal ways, Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan has been praised by the central government for showing remarkable progress in implementing the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme.
The district progressed from being one of the lowest sex ratio in the country to now achieving the highest rate in just over past four years. >