Our person of the week is Nandlal Master from Varanasi, a man who is breaking all stereotypes attached with Indian Weddings. He worked as a child labourer 10 years ago now has a government job. Having a strong dedication to educate the girls of the community and spare them from early marriages, he started a personal training centre where girls learn various life skills like stitching.
He then started an initiative of group marriages in Varanasi to reduce the burden on the less privileged communities and put an end to child marriage. With the help of his team of 25 members and over 400 volunteers, he has managed to conduct over 700 low-budget weddings so far.
“This is just a start. There is a long way to go. We want to empower more women, organize more weddings and completely abolish child labour and child marriage,” he says.