With COVID 19 restrictions being imposed across the country, people are not allowed to go out without having essential needs. The virus has changed the lives of people immensely as no public activity is taking place without the wear of the deadly virus. Public gatherings of any kind are prohibited. As far as marriage events are concerned, people have been cancelling and postponing the ceremonies that were scheduled during May, June.
However, still few chose to conduct the marriage events by inviting small group of people. Now, to our surprise, a Madurai based couple, went one step ahead and restricted COVID 19 from playing spoil sport in their marriage. They decided to conduct the marriage in a flight while it’s flying and had nearly 160 guests for their “once in a life” marriage ceremony.
Rakesh-Dakshina both residents of Madurai, decided to rent the plane for 2 hours to tie the knot up above the sky in a bid to avoid the ongoing COVID-19 wedding restrictions and curfew in TN. #TNLockdown #Madurai @sumanthraman@vijaythehindu @itisprashanth @prabhud19 pic.twitter.com/9ZgrpSyCgY— HelloHealthy (@hellohealthy360) May 24, 2021
The groom, booked an entire flight for the duration of 2 hours and traveled from Madurai to Bangalore while the ceremony took place mid air. Videos and pictures of the ceremony went viral in social media platforms with various kind of reactions from the public. The videos showed the groom tying Mangal sutra to his the bride with the guests, sitting at their seats, blessing the couple.
Along with the wide reach, the event also raised questions as the people who were seen in the video failed to follow certain rules such as wearing a PPE kit, mask and a face shield. The guests weren’t following social distance as well which is applicable not only in ground but also in flight. As a result of it, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has initiated legal actions against the event.
“DGCA has initiated investigations on mid-air marriage. It has sought a full report from the airline & Airport Authority. SpiceJet crew is off rostered. Airline directed to lodge complaint against those not following COVID appropriate behavior with relevant authorities: DGCA” ANI quoted in a tweet.
DGCA has initiated investigations on mid-air marriage. It has sought a full report from the airline & Airport Authority. SpiceJet crew is off rostered. Airline directed to lodge complaint against those not following COVID appropriate behavior with relevant authorities: DGCA pic.twitter.com/aTNyjIKOFO— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2021
On seeing the reports on staffs who were present at the flight while the marriage event took place, many users of the micro blogging social media site started slamming the couple for costing the suspension of the workers. “If you have so much money, please donate it to people who are struggling at this pandemic situation” wrote a social media user with many others opining similar reactions.
Check out some of them below :
காசு இருந்தா அவன் அவன் கரோனால செத்த அப்பன கூட ஹாஸ்பிடல்ல இருந்து வாங்க முடியாம தவிக்ரான் அவனுக்காது உதவி பன்னிட்டு போங்கடா…— Gokul (@NPGokulan) May 24, 2021
பாவம் டா டேய். நீங்க பண்ணின கூத்துக்கு நிறைய பேருக்கு வேலை போனது தான் மிச்சம். https://t.co/DzED8jNwfJ— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) May 24, 2021
திருமண நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள் இன்று உங்களின் சுய நலத்தின் செயலால் பலரது வேலைக்கு உலைவைத்து விட்டீர்கள்…— V.Thirugnanam (@VThirugnanam9) May 24, 2021
ஆட்டம் ஆடலாம்.— Raamraaj 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Raamraaj3) May 24, 2021
ஆனால் இத்தனை ஆடம்பரம் தொற்று காலத்தில் செய்வது சரியா?
இந்த முட்டாள் குடும்பம் அடிச்ச கூத்துக்கு எல்லா விமான ஊழியர்கள் எப்படி பொருப்பு ஆவாங்க? என்னடா இப்படி கிறுக்குத்தனம் பண்றாங்களேனு புலம்பிக்கிட்டே கூட வேலை பண்ணி இருப்பாங்க— Arima (@Dracarys28) May 24, 2021
எந்த ஊழியர் இந்த திருமணத்துக்கு அனுமதி குடுத்தாரோ, அந்த நபரை தண்டியுங்க, அந்த குடும்பத்துக்கு ஃபைன் போடுங்க https://t.co/E0eyTEctKZ