Surat couple gets hitched before cow ‘witnesses’

Surat: Weddings usually involve the bride and groom and their families but in a bizarre addition, a cow and her calf were included as ‘witnesses’ at a wedding in Surat.

Rohit Kumar, son of businessman Rampal Gadodia and Abhilasha, daughter of Madanlal Todi got married on Monday. The parents of the couple wished to marry their children in a unique manner, by taking environmental protection into consideration. They decided to stick to Vedic traditions for the wedding ceremony but included a cow and her calf too. Furthermore, the wedding also featured a display of 5,000 glasses of soil to promote the cause of environmental preservation.

According to Gadodia, “The purpose of the wedding was to create awareness about the need to protect the environment and also promote the Vedic traditions.” Interestingly, the groom also had henna-adorned hands, with designs supporting the CAA.