This Kerala Panchayat Has Started A Matchmaking Service

Believe it or not, Thidanadu grama panchayat in the Kottayam district has started its own matchmaking service to get singles married. And it’s free of cost!

You heard that right.

This panchayat set up a local body to collect information about singles in the area looking to mingle. They have started a ‘marriage diary’ for registrations. Within a span of three days since its launch, there were 700 registrations recorded. As per the application list, people all the way from Malappuram have applied.

Currently, the ward members of the locality have taken up the role of the broker. However, as the registrations increase, they will shift their matchmaking services online.

According to The Hindu, Viji George, president of Thidanadu grama panchayat, shared, “The popularity of matrimonial apps and websites may make it seem a bit old-fashioned, but it stands out from the rest. The service is totally free of cost.” The profile of each application is verified and sent to the Presidents of different local bodies who are part of this initiative. All communications between the clients will happen via email to maintain privacy.

The matchmaking service idea came about after a survey was conducted online. The survey concluded that there is a gradual rise of single youth who are searching for partners. Therefore, this service was launched to encourage matchmaking without any hassle.

Aishwarya Gopinath
A foodie at heart, an aspiring novelist, and an enthusiastic writer by nature, I love to dig deep into culture and lifestyle of the place and people around me. I hope to make people cry, laugh, smile, angry, and satisfied with my writing.

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