|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Aug 11: Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal (FAIVM) has written to the Government of India for relaxation in restriction on number of Guest wedding and other ceremonies to save Tent, banquet and other associated sector engaged in the field. Sanjay Bansal President Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal Jammu and Kashmir has said 50 persons can attend the wedding ceremony from both sides together and some state governments like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab have reduced the number of 50 to just 30. It is important to mention that no matter how small or large the capacity or size of the tent / banquet hall is, the number of guests will be restricted to 50. Tent, Pandal, catering, pavilion, banquet hall, as well as millions of people like farm house, hotel, band baja, dhol, DJ, light, decoration, event planner, flower decorators etc who provide services in wedding and other ceremonial functions have no work since March when lock down was imposed . Other sector of Economy has been opened but due to restriction on number of guests, these people are not getting any job till now. Tent catering businessmen are effectively able to get booking only for 60-90 days in an entire year and must manage their livelihood for full year out of this income . This year’s wedding season ended on 1 July 2020 which will now come again in November and December for a very few auspicious days and then the wedding season will start again from May 2021.