News Delhi,12/12/18:At a time when affording elite-rich celebrities and personalities in India are exhibiting their richness by going for marriage-celebrations outside in India like Virat Kohli with Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra with Nick Jonas both couples performing marriage in Italy, wealthiest Indian Mukesh Ambani chose to perform marriage of her daughter in India. Earlier several other rich Indian industrialists also performed marriages of their children in foreign countries even by taking along full fleet of cooks there to prepare Indian food.
Being rich is not bad, but exhibition of richness by draining out Indian money for celebrations outside country is not good. Time has come to impose a marriage-tax for mega-budgeted marriages with additional surcharge if such marriages are performed outside the country.
Extra-rich persons can also be encouraged to commemorate family-functions by setting up public-utility institutions like schools, colleges or hospitals rather than racing for mega-expenses in private functions. Such commemorative-institutions can be blessed and graced with benign presence of VVIPs and celebrities. Amitabh Bachchan made a smart beginning by laying foundation-stone in name of Aishwarya Bachchan for a women-college in backward Daultapur (Barabanki) of UP on 27.01.2008 to commemorate an occasion.
# Input;Subash Agarwal