Gorakhpur (UP), Dec 2 (PTI) The district magistrate of neighbouring Deoria attended the wedding ceremony of a late BSF soldier's daughter to fulfil the wish of the bride who invited him through a letter.
Deoria DM Amit Kishore attended the function with his wife on Tuesday night and stayed there till the ‘Kanyadaan’ ceremony.
He also gave a wedding gift to the couple while his nine-year-old daughter made a card and gifted it to them.
“Salempur resident Ajay Kumar Rawat, a constable with '88 Battalion' had died of cardiac arrest on August 25, 2018 at Udhampur in Jammu when he was on duty,” said Kishore.
“I stay in contact with the families of martyr soldiers and those who die during duty. I was also in contact with Rawat's family. His daughter Shiwani Rawat had on November 29 expressed her wish that I attend her wedding,“ he said.
On the wedding gift, he said, “My daughter made a card for the couple and I also gave a wedding gift and my blessings. It is the responsibility of the district magistrate to take care of the families of Army, Air Force, paramilitary soldiers and officials if they face any problem.” “Shivani is a graduate and her groom is a software engineer. She has three brothers, one is elder to her and two are younger,” Shivani's uncle Vijay Kumar Rawat said PTI CORR SAB RAX RAX