A Role Model for Many
Odisha’s Sambalpur district administration has applauded and felicitated a 20-year-old tribal woman after she refused to marry her fiance at the mandap as he came for the wedding in an inebriated state. Mamata Bhoi is from Gobardhan Badmal village and wasn’t willing to change her decision after she found out that the groom was drunk ahead of the wedding ceremony. District officials said that the groom’s family, thereafter, returned since Mamata refused to get married. While speaking at the programme, Mamata said that after seeing her fiancé in that state, she realised that she could never lead a good life with him.
“When I saw the man in an inebriated condition at the wedding mandap, I immediately took the decision not to marry him. The man was even unable to stand as he was heavily drunk. I realised that I could not lead a happy life with such a man… I instantly took the decision and I don’t think that I have done anything wrong,” Mamata Bhoi said. Her aunt said that Mamata’s family supported her after she took the decision. Mamata Bhoi was felicitated on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the presence of Sambalpur SP, Sambalpur collector Subham Saxena. She was presented with a shawl, a citation and Rs 10,000.
“By refusing to marry a drunkard, Mamata gave a message to all the girls that they should be very particular while selecting their spouse. She also gave the message to the all the girls that their life would be hell if they get married to drunkard,” Sambalpur SP, Sanjeev Arora, said.
(Extracted from mattersindia.com)