Prez Kovind 'saves' wedding at the last minute

Prez Kovind 'saves' wedding at the last minute

President of India turns unwitting wedding crasher, helps clear out situation

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The intervention of President Ramnath Kovind saved the wedding plans of a foreign national at a luxury hotel in Kerala which otherwise would have been dashed.

US national Ashley Hall had planned her wedding at a five-star hotel in Kochi on Tuesday about eight months in advance. But a couple of days back the hotel authorities informed her that the wedding plans need to be reworked. The reason, security for President who will be staying overnight on his way to Lakshadweep.

A much embarrassed Ahsley voiced her concern on Twitter, tagging @rashtrapatibhvn. 

The Rashtrapati Bhavan did respond and directed the security personnel not to interrupt the wedding plans owing to the President's security arrangement. 

The incident will be helpful to the efforts of Kerala tourism to promote itself as a wedding tourism destination.

The President who came down to Kochi on Monday afternoon left for Lakshadweep by Tuesday morning. Though the President earlier had plans to visit Sabarimala, it was dropped owing to practical difficulties cited by the official in Kerala in making security arrangements amidst the heavy rush of Pilgrims.

 

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