A newly married couple has received five kilogrammes of onions packed with wrapping paper from the friends of the bride in their wedding reception programme at Kalkhorpara village under Adorsho Sadar upazila of Cumilla.
Emdadul Haque Ripon, an employee of power division and son of Abdur Rahman, has got married recently. His wedding reception was held on Friday.In the programme, some friends of Ripon--Shahid, Shahjahan and Shipon--gifted him 5 kg of onions which they bought at the cost of Tk 1000.
When talking about the surprising gift, Ripon’s friends said, “We presented him onion as a protest of skyrocketed price of the key food staple of Banglies.”
“Usually, we give something valuable as gift. At present, onion is the costliest item. Therefore we have presented onion at our friend’s weeding ceremony. We hope that our friend will be glad to have such a gift.”
Later, they posted a 32-second video clip of handing over the gift to their friend.
The video clip went viral on social media platforms, including Facebook and YouTube, and drew media coverage.