Shaadi.com, the World’s Largest Matrimonial Service partnered with the Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women (DFDW) to extend support for the ’20th Pranay Milan Sammelan 2012′, a matrimonial alliance common ground for the hearing impaired. The Sammelan was held on 24 March at New Delhi with over 125 hearing-impaired matrimonial prospects from all across India attending the event along with their parents. Shaadi.com sponsored the event and has been championing this cause for the sixth consecutive year. Shaadi.com has always provided an ideal platform for people suffering from specific medical conditions for connecting with marriage partners by promoting transparency and disclosure.
The Sammelan enables these prospects to come together and interact with each other in a safe and supportive environment. DFDW undertakes the responsibility of getting the brides and grooms assembled together and also that of short listing them. Gourav Rakshit, Business Head, Shaadi.com said, “Shaadi.com believes that every person is entitled to find happiness through marriage. While we have been very successful at supporting this mission, we are aware about certain segments of society who have to work harder to find the right partner, case in point being people with impaired hearing. In the Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women (DFDW) we found an organization which shared our mission to give these individuals a chance of finding happiness through marriage. Shaadi.com is extremely honored to have partnered with DFDW since the last 6 years to conduct the Pranay Milan Sammelan, through which around 300 couples have got married. The response to this event has been overwhelming, and each year the turnout grows.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Rajyalaxmi Rao, President of DFDW said, “This is a special swayamvar for people with impaired hearing, organized by DFDW since 1991 with the purpose of helping them find a partner. The main objective of the event is ‘Come, See, and Suit Yourself’ making each individual feel that they can take a call when it comes to their marriage just like any other normal human being. It feels great when we see couples happily married through this Sammelan. The matrimonial service extends to neighboring states and it gives immense pride to know that other local organizations are emulating this Sammelan. I also heartily acknowledge the joint efforts of shaadi.com to make this event successful.”