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Thursday, 10 December 2020

Family refuses ‘shagun’, urges guests to donate for stir

Archit Watts

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, December 9

In a heart-warming gesture, a farmer's family at Sheikhu village of Muktsar district recently placed a donation box at a wedding reception, asking guests not to give shagun to them and instead donate for the ongoing farmers' protest at the Delhi borders.

Jasdeep Singh Jassi Brar, sarpanch, Sheikhu village, said, "It was my nephew Abhijeet's wedding reception at our village on December 7. We placed a donation box near the dance floor to collect money for the farmers' protest rather than receiving 'shagun'. We have collected around Rs 1 lakh and will soon send it to the farmers."

"Many people have been calling us and appreciating the move. Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal also shared a video on his Facebook page," he added.

Rs 1 lakh collected

We placed a donation box near the dance floor to collect money for the ongoing

farmers' protest. We have collected around Rs1 lakh. —Jasdeep Singh, sarpanch, Sheikhu village

Jasdeep said, "We are God-fearing people and don't believe in dowry. On the wedding day too, we did not accept 'shagun'. However, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, who attended the marriage gave us 'shagun', which we have put in the donation box." A video of the reception is being shared on social media, wherein the DJ is appealing to the gathering to put the 'shagun' amount in the donation box.

from The Tribune

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