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Raipur families postpone wedding at last moment due to coronavirus

Realising the gravity of the coronavirus situation in the country and heeding the government s advice to avoid social gatherings to stem the coronavirus spread, two families in Raipur took a bold decision to cancel the wedding of their children at the last moment, even at a considerable financial cost to them.Sheetal Bansal, Deputy Collector and CEO of Janpad Panchayat, Abhanpur, was to marry Ayush, IFS, on March 26 but decided to postpone the ceremony in the wake of the coronavirus scare. As soon as we read about the rapidly spreading infection and saw the rising number of cases, we felt that we should postpone the wedding date. The decision was very important for the safety of our family members, and also in line with the instructions of the government, Sheetal told ANI.Being the CEO of Janpad Panchayat, the to-be bride said, We are also trying to create awareness in the rural areas regarding the health crisis. I have never seen something like this being strictly followed in so ..

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