While a lot of people specifically ask guests not to bring a present, this wedding card was different — it asked guests keen to make a gift to instead mark their presents to a charity.
The couple asked guests to mark their contributions to the Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society’s (CCS) School Choice campaign which grants scholarships to allow poor families to send their children to private schools — CCS had got over a lakh applications for the 400 scholarships it had offered the first time around. While the collections, mainly from abroad, run into a few hundred dollars, CCS expects more contributions closer to the date of the wedding. This is the first couple to have registered with the CCS School Choice campaign.
Business Standard / New Delhi March 11, 2010