A couple from Kerala sent their wedding invitation to the Indian Army in a touching gesture. On November 18, the Indian Army posted a photo of the Thiruvananthapuram couple’s wedding invitation on their Instagram account. Rahul and Karthika’s yellow-colored invitation from Kerala’s capital city was addressed to “Dear Heroes.”
“We (Rahul and Karthika) are getting married on November 10,” the couple wrote in the handwritten note. We are grateful for your love, determination, and patriotism for our country. We are eternally grateful to you for keeping us safe. We can sleep soundly because of you. Thank you for providing us with enjoyable times with our loved ones. We are getting married because of you. We are extremely pleased.
We are getting married because of you. We are overjoyed to invite you to our special day. We appreciate your presence and blessings. Thank you for keeping us safe.”
The Indian Army wrote, “Best Wishes’ #IndianArmy conveys heartfelt thanks to Rahul & Karthika for the Wedding Invite and wishes the couple a very Happy & Blissful Wedded Life.” @rahul 93ryan, #TogetherForever.”
The post quickly went viral, garnering over one lakh likes and hundreds of comments from netizens who congratulated the couple on their wedding and thanked them for showing support for the country’s armed forces.
This is not the first wedding invitation to go viral due to its social messaging. In January, a wedding card sent by Pradeep Kaliramana, a resident of Haryana’s Bushan village, made headlines for its strong political messages. Instead of religious greetings, the card read, “Jang abhi jaari hai, MSP ki baari hai (The battle continues; now the fight is for MSP).” It also carried messages such as ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan’ (Hail the soldier and the farmer!) and a tractor symbol with the banner ‘No Farmers, No Food.’