With the help of the inputs given below, write a letter to the Editor of a newspaper on the colossal wastage of food in the lavish Indian weddings.
22 September , 20 - -
The Daily Times
Subject: Wastage of food in Indian Weddings
Through this letter, I want to draw attention of all concerned to the colossal wastage of food in the lavish lndian weddings. Wedding is a special occasion for lndians. Money is spent lavishly on this occasion on clothes, decoration, banquets and above all on food by the host. The more the items are, the better the celebrations are. Host's hospitality is judged by the food served on unlimited occasions ancf ceremonies such as Mehndi, D.J Night and Wedding day I will not be wrong if I say Indians spend life's savings on weddings of their son or daughter.
Surprisingly, wedding market in lndia is approximately ₹ 1,50,000 crores per year. It has been rightly said that the guests eat less and waste more in the marriages. Ironically, lndia also hosts one of the biggest armies of starving people in the world. Millions of people hardly get a meal per day in India. Is it India ? If all the people of India observe a fast every week. it can feed the millions of starving people.
It is high time that we should think of it, think of the wastage of food as well as . hard-earned money. It is the responsibility of the guests to limit the size of the servings according to their appetite. Instead of filling the plate with every dish, the guests may take spoonfuls of each food item to taste first and decide how much to take. The host must avoid extravagance in the wedding and preparing the maximum number of food items. A big sum of money can be saved by avoiding show-off and by arranging simple marriage parties .
I urge you to issue a special supplement on this issue to awaken the masses. This will bring a change in their thinking and attitude towards wastage of food as well as money in marriages .
Thanking you in anticipation
(A Concerned Citizen)