A man in the Indian city of Ajmer in Rajasthan gifted his wife 3-acres of land on the moon for their wedding anniversary.
Dharmendra Anija said he ‘bought’ land on the Moon as he wanted to do something special for his wife, Sapna Anija, on their eighth wedding anniversary. While private ownership of outer space isn’t possible, gifting websites still ‘sell pieces of moon land’ and provide ‘certification’ to those willing to ‘buy’ them.
“It was our wedding anniversary on December 24. I wanted to do something special for her. Everyone gifts earthly possessions like cars and jewellery, but I wanted to do something different. Therefore, I purchased land on the Moon for her,” Dharmendra Anija.
The process to “acquire” this land took a whole year, and was done through the Luna Society International. “I’m happy. I think I’m the first man in Rajasthan to buy land on the Moon,” he added.
Sapna Anija, his wife, said she never expected to receive such a special “out of the world” gift from her husband.
“I’m extremely happy. I never expected he would gift me something so special. The party was organised by professional event organisers, and the setting was surreal,” Sapna Anija said. “It felt like we are literally on the Moon. There during the ceremony, he gifted me a framed certificate of the property document,” she added.