Weddings are the biggest event in the life of a bride. She wants to look her best and even wants to wear the most beautiful and unique wedding dress. Unfortunately, not all brides, especially in India, can afford a wedding dress. But a man from Kerala helps these brides.
Nasar Thootha, a taxi driver based in Thootha Village, Malappuram District, Kerala, South India, runs a ‘wedding dress bank’ to help poor girls to be beautiful on their wedding day.
According to a report by Al jazeera, the man has already helped over 260 underprivileged brides to date by giving them a free wedding dress. Thootha distributes once-used wedding attire – sarees, skirts and ankle-length dresses – donated by privileged families to women of limited means.
The 44-year-old man who returned from Saudi Arabia used WhatsApp and Facebook to ask people to pass on their inactive wedding dresses for the cause. Soon, many people donated their wedding dresses, and Thootha received dozens of bulky packages arriving at her doorstep, many anonymously.
âWedding attire is all about vanity. They are worn for a few hours and then never come out of the cupboards. Realizing this, many families have come forward to support our cause, âThootha told Al Jazeera.
After receiving these dresses, he dry-cleaned them all and kept them in airtight packaging. The brides contacted him on Facebook and then went to the bank to pick out a dress to their liking. At present, her clothing bank has 800 wedding outfits including saris, lehenga and dresses suitable for Hindu, Muslim and Christian weddings and ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 50,000.
âWith the grace of God, I personally don’t have to invest any money in running the clothing bank. I’m just one channel through which the women who need it most receive them from kind donors, âThootha said.
Even before this stint, he worked for state agencies in the rehabilitation of the poor and homeless.
What a noble job.
For the latest trends, click here