Matrimonial Meets (Parichay Sammelans)
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
Marriage and career are probably the two most important decision points in a person’s life. Getting married to the right life partner & live it together in joy & sorrow through ups and downs of life through the most important & unique bondage is possible only if the crucial decision on the selection of the partner goes right.
Shri. Shantilalji Muttha, the founder of BJS, was a person who could perceive this criticality & importance through his practical understanding of social issues and problems experienced by the society, and especially the Jain community. He embarked upon this novel idea of pioneering & establishing of mass marriages as a respectable concept & social practice. This idea first conceptualized and implemented by BJS under his vision & leadership, gradually came to be accepted by all sections of society. The first mass marriage was held in 1985, & thereafter it is being held every year.
In olden days, the aged persons of the Community used to search suitable matches for their children in all communities, especially in Jain Community. In present scenario, even the parents do not have sufficient time for their children. The declining sex ratio, more girls getting educated as compared to boys and the preference of girls for boys settled in cities... these are the factors creating an imbalance in arranging marriages. Globalization, higher education and changing lifestyle has brought changes in attitude also.