Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, on Monday presided over a mass marriage ceremony at Tiruverkadu, a temple town on the outskirts of Chennai. 1006 couples got married here and the couples were blessed by ‘Amma’ (Jayalalitha) and were presented with he ‘mangalsutras’ in gold (four grams) and ‘mettis’ (toe-rings) in silver weighing six grams, the brides and grooms were given 28 types of gifts which included silk saris, dhotis, utensils and ‘kamakshi’ lamps. All the brides and bridegrooms were brought to Tiruverkadu on Saturday evening as ‘Amma’ wanted them and their relatives to avoid journeying by night. They came by state transport corporation buses, which were accompanied by a medical team.Amazingly, this mass wedding ceremony broke all caste barriers setting an example of equality among all.Yet amazing was, the state incurred about Rs 4.5 crores on this mass-wedding while the credit is encashed by the state governmet and the Chief Minister ‘Amma’. Public Money goes for a public welfare and the politicians get praised for doing what they are supposed to do !