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Party for lovers launched in Orissa

Giridhar Gopal in Bhubaneswar | April 15, 2003 08:00 IST

A retired Orissacollege lecturer who has been promoting inter-caste,dowryless marriages formore thantwo decadeslaunched a political party on Monday.

The new party, called Lovers' Green-Globalist Godfree-Humanist Party of India, will givealllovers a platform. This alone can bring change in society, saidthe party's founder Biswanath Ramachandra Champa Swapnaji Taslima Voltaire, 58.

Ramachandra, a resident of Orissa's capital Bhubaneswar, had formed the Anti-caste Marriage One-child Family Organisation of India in 1980, whichhas so far solemnised 1,693 inter-caste marriages.

All the marriages were performed in a simple manner, with thecouples exchanging garlandsin the presence of AMOFOImembers.

Ramachandra told that hispartywas launchedby OrissaPlanning Commission member Professor Radhamohan and will act as the political wingof AMOFOI.

The party, he said, will give election tickets only to those whohave married, or plan tomarry, only for love.

Those who love and get married are courageous, Ramachandraexplained. Love has power. Only those who marry after first fallingin love can bring changes insociety.

Ramachandra himself had what is commonly called a love marriage in Indiain 1966. He has two sons, one a doctor and another an engineer, whoalso found their own mates.

A person who joinsthe AMOFOI hasto change her/his name in such a way that nobody can figure outto which religion/caste s/he belongs. "I andmembers of my family have also changed our names," Ramchandrasaid.

TheLGGPI's ideology willbe the same as that of AMOFOI, said Ramachandra, who has received several awards from state organisations for his contribution to society.

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Sub: marrige

i am happy to know that atleast some one is the butterfly god in the earth,

Posted by rajkumarparmanik

Sub: Different initiative!

Cheers !!! Way to go...Though there might me lots of obstacles on the path..I think it is the right way to proceed.

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What a grand contradiction !!!! Quote 1 "Ramachandra, a resident of Orissa's capital Bhubaneswar, had formed the Anti-caste Marriage One-child Family Organisation of India in ...

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