A heartwarming incident has come to light that showed a differently-abled couple from Kolkata getting married as an interpreter gestured the mantra in sign language. The couple, 40-year-old Sumanta Ghosh and 38-year-old Paromita Ghosh were speech and hearing-impaired as well as the 60 odd guests at the wedding. Sign language expert Rajani Banerjee was present in the wedding who interpreted the wedding mantras for the couples and their guests. Banerjee is the daughter of Rameshwar Banerjee who retired as the head teacher's position in Calcutta Deaf & Dumb School in Rajabazar, according to the reports.
A lot of disability rights activists across the country have for years sought greater recognition of 'Indian Sign Language' (ISL) within the country's education curriculum as well as in culture. The Indian Sign Language Research And Training Centre in Delhi in 2018 created the first edition of the ISL dictionary to help differently-abled people with better communication. It consisted of 3,000 ISL words. The first of its kind dictionary was reworked in March 2019 with the second edition containing as many as 6,000 words.
Meanwhile, a video has surfaced on the internet which shows a newly constructed wedding hall in Pakistan's Bahawalpur is offering discounts on bookings for men who are interested in getting married for the second, third and even the fourth time. It was reported by a Pakistani news channel and the video clipping was shared on Twitter by Naila Inayat. The voiceover in the video that has gone viral on Twitter is,
"Dum hai toh maidaan mein aao. Doosri shaadi karke dikhaao. Bahawalpur mein khulne waale naye shaadi hall ne tamaam shaadi-shuda afraad ko bumper offer pesh kardi".
One of the reporters spoke to the owner of the hall who said, "Usme yeh hai ki hume rishton ko jodna hai aur rishton ko todna nahi. Mere paas log aate hain. Humaare paas aayein aur hum Inshallah unko offer denge."
But the real offer is valid only for those who fulfil a certain condition. The condition is the man's first wife has to visit the hall and make a booking for her husband's second wedding. The bumper offer challenges men it is 50% off on second marriage, 75% on the third and free on the fourth. The video has managed to garner almost more than 700 likes and netizens posted funny reactions in the comments section.