It was a fervent, five-page letter from a young man in Sivaganga district saying that none of his 88 family members was willing to help him find a bride as he was disabled that got G Chidambaranathan thinking. The president of the Tamil Nadu Handicapped Federation Charitable Trust (TNHFCT) says they'd received a number of similar appeals from well-educated, working professionals, both male and female, who were disabled and could not find spouses and so came up with the idea of a swayamvaram and a matrimonial website for the community.
To be held on October 10 at YMCA grounds in Nandanam from 10 am to 4 pm, the swayamvaram will be a chance for disabled people to meet and spend time together. "About 80% of the disabled people in Tamil Nadu are unmarried, and of them 60% are women," says P Simmachandran, TNHFCT secretary. "Another issue is that people marry disabled women and then abandon them after a few months. We're hoping lots of people from the community will come forward and register for the swayamvaram," he says. Registration is free; they've received 60 applications so far and are hoping to attract at least 2,000 people............Click for more
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