Man returns Rs 4 lakh dowry; Will set an example: Nitish – Press Trust of India

16:41 HRS IST

Patna, Oct 29 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,
who launched a state-wide campaign to end social evils like
dowry and child marriage recently, today received a shot in
the arm when a former principal returned the dowry which he
had got for his son’s marriage.

Harindra Kumar Singh, a former principal and a
resident of Bhojpur district, today met the CM at the latter’s
official residence and said he was “inspired” by Kumar’s
appeal to shun dowry while solemnising marriages, a government
release said.

Singh said that he was “inspired” by the CM’s appeal
made on October 4 during a Mahayajna at Ara, the district
headquarters town of Bhojpur.

Kumar had appealed to the people to make the campaign
to end social evils like dowry and child marriage a grand

On October 2, Kumar launched a state-wide campaign for
abolition of social evils like child marriage and dowry and
announced that a human chain would be formed in support of the
campaign on January 21.

During his interaction, Kumar, who greeted by hugging
Singh, expressed happiness over his (Singh’s) decision and
said that “former principal Harindra Kumar Singh’s step (to
return dowry amount) would prove to be an example for the

The state government would seek his active
participation in the campaign, the re;ease added.

Singh, a resident of Barnav village under Aayar police
station of Bhojpur district, had fixed his elder son Prem
Ranjan Singh’s marriage with Anuradha, the daughter of Pramod
Singh who is the resident of Jamalpur village of Koilwar
police station of the district. Singh had returned around Rs 4
lakh to the bride’s family a few days back which he had
received for the marriage.

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