Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, a wonderful morning to all of you. Today on this special occasion, I would like to speak some words on the topic- Dowry System.
The dowry system is a tradition according to which the bride’s family gives cash and other goods to the groom’s family during marriage. Although it has been prohibited by law, it continues to be prevalent in India. It is great evil that causes many problems.
Dowry issues lead to various crimes where the bride and her family are pressured, tortured, threatened and even harassed. A large number of brides also commit suicide due to dowry related issues, and some are even murdered. Stricter steps must be taken to abdicate the dowry system and protect the interests of the bride.
To conclude, we must do our best to do away with the dowry system! Thank you for listening to me so attentively.