Lucknow: The campaign against celebratory firing that caused many accidental deaths recently is catching on.
The cards sent out for a family wedding on February 29 and the reception on March 1 by a RSS leader Mahirajhdwaj Singh Chandel in Banda district clearly requests the guests not to indulge in alcoholism and celebratory firing.
The card prominently says, Saadar Nivedan: Kripya harsh firing aur Madyapan na karne ki kripa karen.
Mahirajdhwaj Singh Chandel said, “In February alone, there have been four cases of deaths due to celebratory firing. Deaths have been reported from Sitapur (where the groom was killed), Baghpat, Rae Bareli and Shamli. Celebratory firing is often done after a person consumes alcohol so I decided to disallow both”.
Bharat Singh Puredarbar, convener of Mahapurush Smriti Samiti, is one of the invitees and said that firing in weddings is actually a display of an individual’s power and position, but turns into a major catastrophe if something goes wrong.
“In Bundelkhand, owning and flaunting firearms is a status symbol”, he added.
He said that the invitation from Chandel could actually set a new trend in the region.
Lucknow: Patients hit by wedding
The entire staff of the government hospital in Bulandshahar left the patients at the mercy of their attendants and went out to participate in a marriage party that was being held in the hospital compound.
The incident took place on Sunday and a video clip that show the hospital staff dancing at the party has now gone viral on the social media.
The wedding of the daughter of one of the hospital staff members was held on the premises and loud music played through the night, showing scant respect for the patients.
“We tried to request them to lower the music volume because the patients were getting troubled, but they abused us and sent us back,” said one of the attendants.
Minister of State for Medical and Health S.P. Yadav said here that according to reports, DJ played music till late in the night in the hospital premises which had caused lot of inconvenience to the patients.
The state government has now ordered an inquiry into the matter though a health official defended the incident and said, “If the hospital staff is living in the quarters in the compound, they will naturally hold family functions. They cannot be denied this privilege”.
Directives will also be issued to all the districts to ensure that no weddings are performed in hospital premises....