The Islamic academy is ready to organize a Hindu wedding in Kayamkulam
ALAPPUZHA: If you are in Kayamkulam on January 19 in the vicinity of Cheravally Muslim Jamaat, do not be surprised to see an event at the Islamic academy near its facilities. You are likely to meet Anju Ashok Kumar, his mother Bindu and boyfriend Sarath Sasi and some good Samaritans from the Jamaican committee, whose efforts and help led to the wedding.
The wedding is scheduled to occur after Bindu sought the help of Nujumudeen Alummoottil, secretary of the Jamaat Cheravally Muslim Committee and owner of the Alummoottil wedding center in Kayamkulam. He is no stranger to Anju's family, as he had come to his aid when Anju's father, Ashok Kumar, died. This was another act of kindness for the family.
Kumar, a goldsmith, died of a cardiac arrest at age 49 on March 14, 2018 after he left his son Anand at Kayamkulam Boys High School for the SSLC exam. His son wrote his exam without knowing about his father's disappearance and read it in the newspapers. I visited his family and gave him help, ”Nujumudeen said, adding that the family faced many difficulties when Kumar died.
“We sold our house and land in Hall 21 of Kayamkulam 17 years ago. That did not end with our problems on the financial front. Since then we have been living in rented houses in various parts of Kayamkulam. My daughters Anju and Amritha stopped studying after completing the Plus Two. His brother Anand is now studying upper secondary education, Bindu said, adding that Ashok's disappearance was a shock.
“I had no idea of our future. Then, I joined a private company as a cleaner for Rs 7,000/month. Payment Rs 2,500 as rent of the house. We managed to live somehow, ”he said. Then, one day, Anju's marriage proposal arose and he met a person who would help his family.
In the first week of October 2018, Nujumudeen received a request from Bindu seeking help for Anju's wedding. “When I shared the request with the committee members, they unanimously agreed to organize their wedding. The rituals will be conducted by a priest. We will give Anju 10 gold sovereigns and Rs 2 lakh as a wedding gift, ”said Nujumudeen.
For Bindu, the Jamaat committee decision was a blessing. “He had no other means to carry out his wedding. I met Nujumudeen and he promised to help. The words fail me, but I am grateful to the people who came to our aid, Bindu said.