Mass marriage aims at reducing spinsterhood [Archives:2007/1110/Last Page]

December 10 2007

By: Radhwan Al-Saqqaf
A local charitable association organized on 6 December a mass marriage for 600 brides and grooms in the southern province of Aden.

Aref Anwar, Chairman of the Wisdom Society, which organized the celebration, told the Yemen Times that the Aden governorate leadership made efforts to make such a celebration successful.

Anwar added that this mass marriage is part of the Society's charitable projects. It cost 50 million riyals to help youth get married, he noted, adding it also aims at achieving social integrity as well reducing the phenomenon of spinsterhood.

The Society would continue conducting such projects in addition to humanitarian programs that will be announced as early as possible, he added.

The marriage celebration was held in Palestine Hall of Aden city and was attended by Aden Governor, Ahmed Mohammed Al-Kuhlani, who delivered a speech in which he said the mass marriage would help reduce the brunt of spinsterhood among youths.

Additionally, Majdi Fareed delivered a speech on behalf of the grooms in which he stressed on the importance of supporting youths to get married. The mass marriage is a charitable act that helps the community preserve religion, self, and keep away from committing sins and misdeeds, he said.