About 40 students at a girls college have pledged to desist from love marriage besides giving or receiving dowry, a 2020 video going viral a day after Valentine’s Day has revealed.
As per the details, the video was recorded at Mahila Kala Vanijya Mahavidyalaya in the Indian state of Maharashtra
The oath was administered by teachers during a National Service Scheme (NSS) camp, which was attended by 100 students.
The college is run by an educational organisation, Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society, founded by late Ram Meghe, Congress leader and former state Education Minister. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in arts and commerce.
The oath administered to the students was, “I take the oath that I have complete faith in my parents. So, considering the incidents happening around, I will not get entangled in love and will not do love marriage. Also, I wouldn’t marry anyone demanding dowry. If my parents marry me off by giving dowry due to some social compulsions, as a future mother, I will not take dowry from the parents of my would-be daughter-in-law and will not give dowry for my daughter’s marriage. I am taking this oath for a strong and healthy India.”
Indian media reported that the oath was optional.