It will be 7 lakhs for an engineer and about 10 lakhs for a Chartered Accountant. You think I am saying the amount that would cost to become an engineer and CA? You are wrong. These are the rates of the engineer and CA grooms in the dowry market. If the groom is into civil services, the sky is the limit for the prices they demand.
Mahatma Gandhi Said “Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonors womanhood”.
As people say dowry will not bring respect to the bride in her in-laws’ place but will actually degrade the value of the groom everywhere. Respect is nowhere related to money especially dowry.
Dowry… A Tradition!!!!
And to all those people who say dowry is a tradition that has been in existence for many years, let me remember you that we also used to have many other traditions like “Sati Sahagamanam” but we stay away from them now as we are learning to move with the trend and accepting the changes. And that should happen with the dowry tradition as well.
To say it in straight words it is an amount taken by the parents of the groom for selling off their sons from the parents of the bride by creating a marital bond between those two.
If you think this happens with only with illiterates, then you are definitely mistaken, this evil is also seen in highly educated societies and also among the well-settled families. And the amounts may vary from person to person according to their financial status and financial affordability.
Every Girl Wishes To A Marry Guy Or To A Family Who Says ” We Don’t Need Any Dowry., The Girl IS More Than Enough For Us”
When we think of the problem about where it actually is, it has deeply inserted roots in the heart of the Indian society and also in the mindsets of the people. It will not die until and unless the mindsets of the people in India change. Women are not anyone’s liability and why does she need to bring money while getting married along with her. This narrow mindset needs to be changed.
Even our movies, our surroundings everything are rubbing this mindset on us and making us believe that dowry is a tradition but in fact, it is an evil for the society. And this may even lead to many other issues like domestic violence.
India is such a place where the prosperity of a house will be decided on the amount of money spent for the wedding and the gifts they distribute for the guests.
“Kill Dowry SYstem… Not The Girl Child”
The reason why we are saying this deep-rooted tradition like it is believed is never going to die is because the mindsets of the people cannot be changed easily and that change has to come from within. And that doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon.