A local businessman funded the wedding ceremony for 32 couples from impoverished families in northern Samangan province.

The wedding ceremony was organized in Aibak, the provincial capital of Samangan, and around 3,000 people attended it.

At the end of the wedding ceremony each couple was given $500 and the urgent home appliances to start their new lives with.

Similar ceremonies have been organized in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Daikundi and some other parts of the Afghanistan.

But the newly married grooms and brides in Samangan while praising facilitators of their wedding urged those who can do so to make this a tradition across the country.