Mangalore: Sri Rama Sena Takes Lead in Bringing Lovers Together through Marriage
Pic: Dayananda Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network- Mangalore (RS/SP)
Mangalore, Feb 16: A young man and woman from Udupi district got married under the supervision of Sri Rama Sena at Saravu Sri Mahaganapati temple, after the parents of both of them resented their decision and opposed the relationship.
21-year-old Shobith and Geetha of the same age, entered wedlock in a simple, traditional ceremony in the presence of Sri Rama Sena activists. Shobith belongs to scheduled caste, while the girl is from Vishwakarma community. Shobith is a resident of Paniyur and Geetha, from Mudarangadi in Udupi District.
"We love each other since the last two and half years", confessed the couple.
Shobith, a student from Udupi, is studying Bachelor of Computer Applications course, while Geetha works in a private firm.
"My parents are totally opposed to this marriage. When we approached my parents with the proposal, they registered a complaint against me in the police station. As a result, I was sent to remand home a few years back, “Geetha said.
Geetha lives in a hostel in Manipal, as she has been expelled from her home. Parents of both the lovers are strongly against this marriage, and Shobith's parents not only dissuaded him from marrying the girl, but also warned him to shelve his plan.
"We planned to marry on February 14 with the help of Sri Rama Sena, as per their call, but when we contacted them, their leaders were not available. So we decided to marry today," said Shobith.
"We had two options before us, either marrying each other or committing suicide, but Sri Rama Sena members gave us life," he added.
"Sri Rama Sena members have assured us of finding out suitable residence and jobs," said Geetha.
Sri Rama Sena members, who were present there, said that it was not a forcible marriage, and that the couple contacted them with a request to assist them to get married to each other.