With the assistance of regional and international donors, the Shohada Charity Foundation organised a group wedding ceremony for more than a hundred young couples on Friday (July 7) at the Ariana Kabul wedding hall in Kote Sangi, Kabul. The celebration was titled Sama Fereshtegan 3.
At this large wedding ceremony, 101 couples representing various ethnic groups in Afghanistan were present.
One of the event’s organisers, Masoom Alizadeh, told VOC News that around 4,000 people attended, and between 40,000 and 45,000 Afghanis were spent for each couple.
He called the purpose of holding this ceremony to institutionalise this culture and prevent the exorbitant expenses of marriage and said that in the current situation where poverty and unemployment have plagued people and youth, businessmen and capitalists should take part in holding such ceremonies, and cultural experts as well should make more efforts in informing families and encouraging young people.
Shohada Charity Foundation was established in 2019 after the spread of the Corona virus, and until now, besides holding three rounds of mass weddings, it has also distributed aid to nearly 30,000 needy families in different regions of Afghanistan.