Mangalore :May 4, 2014:  As many as 21 couples tied the nuptial knot at the 40th mass marriage ceremony organized by St Vincent De Paul Society at Rosario Cathedral here on Sunday May 4.Bishop of Mangalore Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza was the main celebrant at the ceremony solemnized the nuptials.
J R Lobo, who was the chief guest urged the couples to strengthen the bond of marriage and uphold familial values. He said mutual understanding was the key to a successful and blissful marriage.

Couples from as far as Kundapur,Hassan, Raichur, Bangalore,Manjeshwar, Dakshina Kannada, Kasargod and Udupi were at the ceremony.Each couple was presented with dress materials, household articles and a fixed deposit of Rs 5,000. Free lunch, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, was served for 60 guests per couple.

Courtesy: manipal world news