Balasore, November 17 (Odisha.in) The severe cyclone ‘SIDR’ though have missed out Orissa coast, but it had has its impact in the family of Dibakar Maiti.
Reason is very interesting. Due to the cyclonic alert in the coasts of Orissa and West Bengal since Wednesday, the scheduled marriage ceremony of Maiti’s youngest son just couldn’t take place.
Though all the preparations had reached final stage and groom with his bridegroom party reached at the temple, but things couldn’t be materialised only because the bride didn’t reach there due to the cyclonic alert.
According to the sources, the marriage of Pravat Maiti, youngest son of Dibakar of Balisahi village under Ramnagar police station in East Midnapur district was fixed with Dipali, daughter of Puranjan Maiti of Nandigram village.
Their marriage was scheduled to be solemnized on Thursday at Chandneswar temple in boarder area of Balasore district as both bride and groom’s villages are located in West Bengal boarder.
“As per programme the groom and bridegroom party reached at Talasari guest house, where the bride side had made arrangements for them. After finishing lunch there they waited for the bride at the temple till 9 pm. But they had to return back empty handed as neither the bride non anyone from her home came,” said Jayshankar Mandal, a resident of Chandaneswar.
Later, they came to know that the villagers of Nandigram including the family of Puranjan had left the village for their relatives’ house in Dehurda, Narayan Mohanty Padia, Nimatpur, Kakhada and Deula villages in Bhogarai block of Balasore district since Wednesday due to the cyclone alert.
Contacted, Dibakar, said, “We were later informed that the bride’s family couldn’t be prepared as they had to leave their house following the cyclone alert. However, we have decided to finalise another date for the marriage ceremony.”
The return of groom and the bridegroom party without the bride however created a flutter in Chandeswar area despite the cyclone alert that was in force till Thursday evening.
However, thousands of villagers of Udaypur, Bajitpur, Huguli, Narayan Mohanty Padia, Rasulpur, Shradhapur, Kanthi Bhaunri, Bhogarai, Shankhari GPs who were panicked following the high tidal waves that breached the sea embankment in Dakhina Gambhari village have returned back to their houses on Friday.
“Though clouds are in the sky, but the situation is now normal in the seaside villages of Bhogarai and Baliapal blocks which were highly alerted,” Nishikanta Das, Zilla Parisad member.