IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – JAKARTA – The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has held a mass wedding this year, as it has done every year.
631 couples who had previously been registered participated in the mass marriage at the end of 2019.
Head of DKI Jakarta Province Spiritual Education and Mental Bureau, Hendra Hidayat said the marriage was not much different from the previous year.
“Broadly speaking the concept is the same, the implementation is the same. Thank God the public interest is actually more than 631,” Hendra said at City Hall, Friday, December 20, 2019.
According to Hendra, the enthusiasm of the community was very large, so that some of the conditions were limited by the government. Couples who want to get married in bulk are those who already have a Jakarta ID card, where in 2018 there are around 500 couples already married and given sufficient capital.
“Yes, there are, they live in Jakarta but not yet there KTP or from outside. Well that’s a bit difficult,” he explained.
Besides DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, continued Hendra, the mass wedding event was also witnessed by another Regional Leadership Communication Forum.
“The Governor as a witness and we invite Forkompinda to invite each of them to be a witness,” he said.
Meanwhile, DKI Jakarta Regional Secretary Saefullah said that mass marriages are free for those who cannot afford.
Where couples who attend the mass wedding get a dowry of Rp1 million per couple.
“Mass participants each get free marriage fees and get their marriage certificate, we also give a dowry of Rp. 1 million and a wedding gift,” Saefullah said.
This fund was given for the assistance of Baznaz Bazis which is owned by DKI Jakarta. Then those who conduct trials in religious courts will also not be charged.
“Support of Bazis DKI Bazis, each participant receives, we free the cost of the trial in the religious court free,” he concluded.
This mass ban will be held on 31 December 2019 in the courtyard of the City Hall of DKI Jakarta, where 631 couples will participate, enlivened with Betawi special entertainment.(dan)