Sobha Limited organises dowry-less social weddings in Palakkad, Kerala
Bengaluru, December 15, 2016: Continuing its efforts to make a difference in the lives of people, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Sobha Limited, Sri Kurumba Educational and Charitable Trust, organised dowry-less social wedding ceremony at Palakkad in Kerala recently. The ceremony, which takes place twice a year, saw 19 couples tie the knot during second edition of this year’s social wedding.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. JC Sharma, VC & MD, Sobha Limited said: “It is our continuous endeavour to create meaningful social capital. Social wedding is one of our key initiatives towards that endeavour. Through this noble initiative of ours, we aim to set the right precedent and promote a dowry-less society. The initiative also seeks to offer a helping hand to girls from economically weaker section of the society.”
Started in the 2003, social wedding has been supporting the marriages of about 40 girls each year. These girls are chosen across 2,500 BPL families of the adopted Vadakkenchery and Kizhakkenchery panchayats in Palakkad district, as a part of the Company’s CSR drive. The Trust assumes the responsibility of wedding expenditure as well as offers pre-marriage counselling to the girls and their parents. More importantly, the Trust monitors their married lives at regular intervals to provide necessary support and guidance if needed. To its credit, the Trust has successfully solemnized a total of 529 marriage under the social wedding programme.
Organised at Sri KurumbaKalyana Mandapam, Moolamcode in Palakkad, this year’s social wedding ceremony witnessed a grand gathering of Chairman Emeritus and his family members, the Trust
Directors, relatives of brides and grooms, besides dignitaries from various walks of life, adding to the importance of the occasion. A sumptuous feast for 1000-odd invitees was arranged on the occasion.
at SriKurumbaKalyanaMandapam, Moolamcode in Palakkad, Kerala
Foundedin 1995, Sobha Limited is one of the fastest growing and foremost backwardintegrated real estate players in the country.It means that the company has allthe key competencies and in-house resources to deliver a project from itsconceptualization to completion. Sobha is primarily focused on residential andcontractual projects. The Company’s residential projects include presidentialapartments, villas, row houses, super luxury & luxury apartments, plotteddevelopments and aspirational homes. In all its residential projects, thecompany lays strong emphasis on environmental management, water harvesting andhighest safety standards. On the contractual projects side, the Company hasconstructed a variety of structures for corporates including offices, conventioncentres, software development blocks, multiplex theatres, hostel facilities,guest houses, food courts, restaurants, research centres, and club houses. Formore information on Sobha Limited, please visit: www.sobha.com