Paradip, February 28(LocalWire): Villagers of Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district were treated to a wedding that fables are made of. Their local boy, now settled in Canada married a Canadian girl as per Odia custom and traditional fanfare on Tuesday in the village mandap.
As they say love knows no language and therefore the different cultures or religion didn’t act as a hindrance when the groom and his bride fell in love at first sight.
They introduced their parents who agreed to solemnise their marriage.
Lee Nanda and Halina Willliams met in a coffee shop in Victoria, Canada. Lee had moved to Canada in 2013 to complete his post-graduation diploma course in Human Resources. Halina works for the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in British Columbia. She also worked for the United Nations.
They agreed to marry in India following the Hindu tradition.
Lee’s family faced ostracisation threats. Some also threatened to stop the wedding as it was cross cultural but with the blessings of both families, company of friends, and the support of the village sarpanch, they were declared man and wife.
Lee and Halina are extremely appreciative of the support and kindness that they received from the villagers.