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A wedding card with a 'Bti Bachao Beti Padhao' message and a 'tail' of a tale in Bangladesh that created trouble. Read this and more in The Subcontinental Menu this week.

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2018-11-23T10:47:20+05:30

Marriage With A Message

You are cordially invited to save the girl child and educate the girl child. Oh, and do come to my wedding reception while you’re at it. Mohammad Aqueel, 30, an assistant teacher at Maulana Azad Inter College in Gorakhpur,  has sent out invitations to his wedding reception to more than 300 friends, neighbours and relations—with a socially conscious twist: the cards carry the logo of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. “People select fancy wedding invitation cards these days with unnecessary messages to make them more appealing. I thought of spreading awareness about the ‘save the girl child’ campaign with my wedding card. I believe in PM Modi’s campaign and fully support it,” Aqueel was quoted as saying. He added, “Although Islam stresses gaining knowledge, due to illiteracy in Muslim society, girls have fewer opportunities for education.”


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