A hero at the Borders and the society as well. A BSF constable going against the ill practice of dowry refused to accept lakhs of rupees in cash. The soldier instead accepted Rs 11 and coconut as a token from the bride’s parents.
A hero, not only on borders but also in society
Setting a good example for going against the evil practice of dowry, Border Security Force (BSF) Constable Jitendra Singh rejected the cash of Rs 11 lakh offered to him at the wedding. Rather, he accepted Rs 11 and coconut as a symbol from the bride’s parents.
The parents of the bride went clueless after seeing this good gesture. They thought that the Groom’s family were not happy with the wedding arrangements. However, everyone from the bride’s family cried with joy after seeing the gesture of the groom. Jitendra married Chanchal Shekhawat in the Amba Bari city on Saturday.
Fight against the evil practice of dowry
“I was surprised and first thought that the groom’s family wanted more money or they were not happy with the arrangements. Later, we understood that he and his family were totally against the money offered to them, said Govind Singh Shekhawat, 59, Chanchal Shekhawat’s father, the bride.
After speaking to Jitender about this incident, the BSF constable posted on Chattisgarh told, “The day they told me that my future wife had done LLB and LLM and was also doing a Ph.D., I thought it was good enough for me and my family. That day, I decided not to take any dowry and my family thought we would declare this decision to my in-laws on the wedding day itself.”
“Chanchal is preparing for Judicial Services (RJS) and if she becomes a magistrate, this would be more valuable to our family than money,” he added