Girl insists on a toilet at her in laws’ house before wedding in Maharashtra

Mumbai(PTI): With Prime Minister Narendra Modi having issued a call for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a newly-wed girl has insisted that there be a toilet in her in-laws’ house, placing basic sanitation needs much ahead of jewellery and other wedding presents.

Those who attended a marriage at Andura village in Balapur tehsil of Akola district were surprised to see a new item on display, along with other usual household articles which form part of the articles given by parents/relatives of the bride to her during the wedding.

Standing tall along with other items was a toilet. The prefabricated toilet with a water closet, a wash-basin and mirror standing around one foot above the ground, was the cynosure of all eyes at the event.

The girl, Chaitali Galakhe got married to Devendra Makode from a village in Yavatmal district.

“Five to six days after my marriage was fixed, I came to know that there is no toilet at my in-laws house,” Chaitali said.

“I told my father and uncle to provide a toilet. They fulfilled my request. I think it is more useful than some of the other items normally given during marriage,” she said.

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