Odisha: Groom walked 28 kms to pick up his bride, drivers were on strike

Odisha Viral News: In Odisha, a groom has to walk about 28 km to pick up his bride. Had to walk This matter is of Raigarh district. Actually, due to the strike of the drivers, the groom’s family could not arrange vehicles. Because of this, the groom had to walk about 28 km to reach the bride’s house. The whole procession followed him on foot. 

According to reports, the marriage of 22-year-old Naresh Praska, a resident of Sunkhandi Panchayat of Kalyansinghpur block of the district, was arranged with a girl from Dibalapadu village. According to the fixed date, the procession was to reach on Thursday (March 16). Due to the strike of the drivers, they could not get any vehicle to carry the procession. 

The whole procession reached after walking 18 km

On not getting any means, the whole procession left for the bride’s house on foot. The groom walked all night to reach Dibalapadu, where the marriage took place on Friday (March 17). The bridegroom and Baraati walked 28 km to reach Dibalapadu village, where the wedding took place on Friday. Now the video of the procession walking is going viral on social media. In the video, some women including the groom and his family members are seen walking in the night. 

Waiting for strike return to return

A member of the groom’s family said, "Due to the strike of the drivers, no means of transport could be made available. We reached the village by walking the whole night. We didn’t have a choice." The wedding ceremony was performed on Friday (March 17) morning, but the groom and his family members stayed back at the bride’s house and waited for the drivers’ union to call off the strike so that they could return home.

Strike postponed for 90 days

Chalak Ekta Mahasangh had started an indefinite strike across the state from Wednesday (March 15) demanding insurance, pension, formation of welfare board and other social welfare measures. The strike by commercial vehicle drivers in Odisha was on Friday (March 17) postponed for 90 days after the state government assured them that all their demands would be met. The announcement came hours after Chief Secretary PK Jena and DGP SK Bansak appealed to the striking drivers to call off the strike.

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