FREE MASS-MARRIAGE for DESERVING DIFFERENTLY ABLED, amongst
themselves and also with able PERSONS :
With the help of the Print Media Like “Dina Thanthi”, “Dinamani”, “The New Indian Express”, Local Papers and the Tamilnadu Handicapped Federation Charitable Trust and other organizations, we could reach the deserving people. As a result, lot of applications poured in.
To choose the Couples, we have conducted Swayamvaram on 04.09.2011
Smt. Selvi Ramjayam, Minister for Social Welfare was the Chief Guest.
Shri. P.R.Sampath, IAS, State Commissioner for the Differently abled felicitated the couple in the presence of trustees and members of the T.N. Handicapped Federation.
27 Couples were selected in the Swayamvaram.
On 30.10.2011 counseling session was organized with Social Activists, Physicans, Psycologists, Psychiatrists, and Lawyers when the parents/Guardians of the selected couples were present. Doubtson the Children to be born between differently abled and normal persons and amongst differently abled and the legal problems raised by the selected couples, were cleared apart from other required advice/Guidance with each group i.e. counseling with doctor, Psychologist etc.
Marriage for 27 couples were solemnized on 8th December, 2011 by Smt. Selvi Ramjayam, Hon. Minister for Social Welfare in present of Shrimathy Kannegi Packinatham, IAS, Shri. P.R. Sampath, IAS, State Commissioner for the Differently abled, Trustees of Shree Geeta Bhavan trust and members of the T.N. Handicapped Federation, Parents/Guardians of the couples and also other prominent personalities, were parent after the marriages act. Necessary notices were given to register marriages under special marriages act, for the people of other religions, as per law to register their marriages.
Smt. Selvi Ramjayam Minister for Social Welfare inaugurated the function in 2011