|Couples take group photo at Hòa Bình Park in District 10. — VNS Photos Ngọc Diệp|Viet Nam News
by Ngọc Diệp
HCM CITY — Fifty couples with disabilities from HCM City were married in a group wedding at Giác Ngộ Pagoda in HCM City’s District 10 on Friday.
Most of them have impaired mobility, or are visually or hearing impaired.
Each couple was presented a wedding package worth VNĐ20 million (US$860), including a wedding table of vegetarian food, two wedding rings, two áo dài (Vietnamese traditional dress), flowers, make-up, hairdressing, a wedding photo album, a tea set, a Buddhist book, and a Buddha statue, among other services.
In addition, the couples were also provided a ride by cyclos from Hòa Bình (Peace) Park in District 10 to Bến Thành Market in District 1.
About 400 volunteers took part in preparing for the event, organised by the Đạo Phật Ngày Nay Fund.
The Việt Nam Record Organisation (VietKings) awarded a certificate and trophy to the organiser for holding the largest-ever group wedding for people with disabilities at a pagoda in Việt Nam. — VNS
|Fifty couples with disabilities were married at Giác Ngộ Pagoda in HCM City’s District 10 on Friday. |
|Couples with disabilities receive marriage certificates and other presents from the Giác Ngộ Pagoda’s Đạo Phật Ngày Nay Fund. |
|A couple share their love story and show thanks to organisers and donors at the wedding ceremony. |
|Organisers receive a certificate and trophy from the Việt Nam Record Organisation (VietKings) for holding the largest-ever group wedding for people with disabilities at a pagoda in Việt Nam.|
|Cyclos transport couples from Hòa Bình Park in District 10 to Bến Thành Market in District 1. |
|A couple share their happiness on their special day. |
|A couple exchanges wedding rings at the group ceremony. |