In a bid to familiarise the child to be with Indian ethos and values, Samvardhinee Nyas, a wing of Rashtra Sevika Samiti, the women’s section of the RSS, has initiated “Garbha Sanskar.” This campaign will train gynaecologists to reach out to pregnant women and teach them how to adopt practices that “ensure the child learns about Indian culture even before birth.”
“Pregnant women should be taught about the lives and struggles of Lord Ram, Hanuman, Shivaji and freedom fighters so that the child in the womb starts learning early about sanskar,” read out a press note handed by the outfit at a meet on Sunday. The event at Jawaharlal Nehru University saw participation from several gynaecologists, even as JNU vice-chancellor, Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, the chief guest, didn’t turn up.
Nearly 70-80 doctors, mostly gynaecologists and Ayurveda practitioners, from 12 states registered at the meet.
“Garbha se hi sanskar laana hai (culture needs to be inculcated in the pregnancy phase itself). The child needs to be taught that the country is the priority,” said Madhuri Marathe, national organising secretary, Samvardhinee Nyas.
She cited the example of Jija Bai, Maratha icon Shivaji’s mother, who is stated to prayed for a “leader.”
Elaborating further, Dr Rama Jayasunder, head, NMR department of AIIMS, stated that there was an increasing trend of children born with disabilities and autism to parents who belonged to “comfortable economic strata.”
Dr Jayasunder advocates Ayurveda during pregnancy as a means to diminish the possibilities of such challenges.
Members at the meet also noted that as part of “womb cleansing,” a woman should read Sanskrit and undertake Gita Paath during pregnancy. They claimed that if “garbha sanskar” was performed properly, suspect DNA strains could be altered in the womb itself.
“Physical health is, of course, important, but purification of the womb and a positive environment are much needed. Our target is to deliver 1,000 such garbha sanskar children every year in this country. This initiative is meant to restore the old glory of India. There is too much crime in the country. We see children murdering their parents, turning into rapists. Mothers will be happy if they give birth to children like Lord Ram, who are duty-bound towards parents and save the country too,” said Dr Rajani Mittal, co-convener of the body.
The members also touched on the LGBTQ topic and stated that gender expectations during pregnancy was the reason why children nowadays were homosexual.
“If the mother already has a son as her firstborn and expects her second-born to be a girl, but gives birth to a boy, then the child could grow up to be homosexual,” reasoned Dr Shweta Dangre.