BISHKEK -- The Kyrgyz Youth Ministry says it will pay for a giant wedding reception on May 7 for 20 young couples with low incomes, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Ministry spokeswoman Liliya Kalykova told RFE/RL the wedding party is part of a special program called "The Family is the Nucleus of Society."
She said 20 couples who wanted to marry but said they could not afford a wedding reception were selected to participate.
The event will take place at Bishkek's Dasmiya restaurant.
Kalykova said if the initiative was successful it would be held every year.Read more in Kyrgyz here