Love beyond boundaries: Canadian girl walks down the aisle with Odia youth

Jagatsinghpur: One never knows when all of a sudden you stumble across a person who turns out to be your soulmate. Helena who met Lee at a coffee shop three years ago in Canada shares a similar story.

Lee Nanda who happens to belong to a rich Brahmin Odia family of Kothi village under Kujang block of Jagatsinghpur district was working in Canada after completing his education and it was during his stay in the North-American country that he met Helena at a coffee shop.

Friendship slowly bloomed into love as both became fond of each other gradually. After nearly three years, both finally decided to tie the nuptial knot.  Despite hailing from different cultures, family members of both have cooperated to unite the lovebirds.

On February 26, they got married as per the Hindu tradition in presence of both the families, friends and well wishers at Lee’s village in Jagatsinghpur.

“I am very happy to be a part of such a beautiful ceremony in presence of so many people. Right now I am not able to speak the language but am learning with the help of my new family members,” said an elated Helena.

Lee’s father who is a retired Naval officer said, “I believe union of two souls is a predestined affair. My son made his choice and I decided to help him.”

Lee himself is also thankful to his in-laws who travelled all the way to participate in his marriage ceremony.

Helena’s father also expressed his joy and said, “The couple is very happy and people here have been very welcoming.”