JAIPUR: In a rare sight, daughter of a BJP parliamentarian leads baraat on horseback to mark the pre-wedding ritual.
According to an NDTV report, Gargi Ahlawat, an MBA from the United Kingdom is the daughter of Jhunjhunu MP Santosh Ahlawat who campaign for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ mission.
‘Bindoli’ is a pre-wedding ritual in North India.
“As the bindoli tradition says that relatives invite both the groom and the bride for a feast before the marriage. So the groom has the privilege of riding a horse till their house after the feast. It is the groom who comes on a horse, but I changed it,” she said.
Moving around in a horse carriage in different localities of Jhunjhunu district for the last three days, Gargi says she wants to send a message that women are not inferior to men.
“People in rural and semi-rural areas can be influenced by action but not by articles in newspapers or TV shows. My mother is campaigning for ‘Beti Bacho, Beti Padhao’. This action coming from the daughter of an MP can set an example for others to follow. A woman riding a horse carriage for the ritual is bound to be noticed and followed by other families soon,” Gargi was quoted as saying to TOI.