We often witness weddings that usually happen in India. Before settling a marriage, the groom's family expects some sort of money from the bride's family which is truly a disgusting thing still going on in the country. There are some other people who don’t like taking money from the family of a bride. Some of them consider money as a wedding gift and gives the gift to their daughter as she moves to a new family.
Here is a man who belongs to the 'No Dowry' type of person in Suryakanta Barik from Sonarpur in the state of West Bengal. He is a 30-year old school teacher who told his would-be family that he won't accept money for marrying their daughter. Later, a marriage date was set and the groom reached the wedding venue to tie a knot with the bride namely Priyanka Bej. When he reached the venue, he was shocked and surprised looking at a massive pile of books placed in the corner.
During an interview, the groom said, 'I had made it clear that I would not accept any money. When I arrived for the wedding, I was pleasantly surprised to find a huge pile of books as a gift.' As he rejected money, the bride's family got a unique thought and implemented the same. They decided to astonish their son-in-law by gifting him 1000 books that cost around 1 Lakh rupees. The bride Priyanka is another book lover showed her happiness as she is going to marry a man who is against the money concept.
Priyanka said, 'My family knew that I don’t like the concept of marriages that involve giving or taking money. So I am very grateful to have a husband who understands that. My father also knew that I love to read. That’s why he gave us this gift.'
As per the reports, the bride's family bought the books from the college street and Udbodhan Karyalaya in Kolkata from the publishing house of Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math. The books include few phenomenal things written by popular writers such as Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, and Rabindranath Tagore.