RSS wing has prescription for fair, tall ‘customised’ babies

The project claims to have ensured the delivery of 450 “customised babies” so far, and its target is to have a Garbh Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, a facilitation centre, in every state by 2020.

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2017 4:49 am
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THREE MONTHS of “shuddhikaran (purification)” for parents, intercourse at a time decided by planetary configurations, complete abstinence after the baby is conceived, and procedural and dietary regulations.

According to the Garbh Vigyan Sanskar project of the RSS’s health wing Arogya Bharati, this is what is needed for a woman to deliver an “uttam santati” — a perfect, “customised child”.

Speaking to The Sunday Express, top office-bearers associated with this ambitious programme said it was launched in Gujarat over a decade ago, and taken up at the national level in 2015. Today, the project, assisted by the Sangh’s education wing Vidya Bharati, has around 10 branches in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, with more units to come up soon in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

“Our main objective is to make a samarth Bharat (strong India) through uttam santati. Our target is to have thousands of such babies by 2020,” said Dr Karishma Mohandas Narwani, national convener of the project.

According to the office-bearers, the project was inspired by Germany, which they claimed had “resurrected itself by having such signature children through Ayurvedic practices within two decades after World War II”.

“The parents may have lower IQ, with a poor educational background, but their baby can be extremely bright. If the proper procedure is followed, babies of dark-skinned parents with lesser height can have fair complexion and grow taller,” said Dr Hitesh Jani, national convener, Arogya Bharati.

Jani, a veteran RSS swayamsevak who also heads the panchkarma department at Gujarat Ayurved University in Jamnagar, said the procedure to get an “uttam santati or a customised child is mentioned in the (Hindu) shastras”.

The project claims to have ensured the delivery of 450 “customised babies” so far, and its target is to have a Garbh Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, a facilitation centre, in every state by 2020.

According to Narwani, Arogya Bharati has held several seminars and counselling sessions on Garbh Vigyan Sanskar in Delhi and Mumbai, and smaller cities such as Udupi in Karnataka, Kasaragod in Kerala, and Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.

The next counselling sessions were scheduled to be held in Kolkata over the weekend, followed by Rohtak and Gurgaon in Haryana, she said.

Narwani claimed that the project “is not an intervention in the natural process” but based on the principles of Ayurveda.

“Ayurveda has all the details about how we can get the desired physical and mental qualities of babies. IQ is developed during the sixth month of pregnancy. If the mother undergoes specific procedures, like what to eat, listen and read, the desired IQ can be achieved. Thus, we can get a desired, customised baby,” she said.

The office-bearers claimed that this procedure “repairs genes” by ensuring that genetic defects are not passed on to babies.

Dr Ashok Kumar Varshney, an RSS pracharak for over 30 years and national organising secretary of Arogya Bharati, said that apart from the university in Jamnagar, two other institutions have incorporated Garbh Vigyan Sanskar in their curriculum: Children’s University in Gandhinagar and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University in Bhopal.

Varshney said the project was inspired by the advice a senior RSS ideologue received over 40 years ago in Germany.

“He was told that it was due to a woman called ‘Mother of Germany’. When he met her and asked about this resurrection, she told him, ‘you have come from India, have you not heard of Abhimanyu (the son of Arjuna in the epic Mahabharata)?’ She told him that the new generation in Germany was born through Garbh Sanskar and that is why the country is so developed,” said Varshney.

In the Mahabharata, Abhimanyu is described as having learnt the art of breaking the “chakravyuh” (a circular trap) inside the womb of his mother as his father narrated the method.

“The shastras prescribe a specific time to have intercourse for pregnancy. Doctors tell couples when they should become intimate on the basis of their horoscope and planetary configurations… Once the baby is conceived, you cannot have intimacy. It is suicidal for the mother and the baby,” claimed Varshney.

Narwani and Jani hold Bachelor’s degrees in ayurveda, medicine and surgery, and Varshney obtained a PhD in biochemistry from Allahabad University in 1986.

According to Jani, the project is conducted in two parts — before and after pregnancy. “The first part involves ‘nadi shuddhi’ (purification of energy channels) and ‘deh shuddhi’ (purification of body) for 90 days. During this period, we purify the male’s sperm and the female’s egg. The new egg and sperm thus developed will not have genetic defects,” he claimed.

After the baby is conceived, he said, stress is placed on “proper food” for the mother during pregnancy.

“Calcium is required in the third month when bones develop; therefore, she should take milk and related products. Brain is developed in the fifth month, hence ghee is required. When eyes develop during the sixth or seventh month, she needs vitamin A,” Varshney said.

But that’s not all. “If the mother chants shlokas and mantras, it helps in the mental growth of the baby… if she leads such a life, there will be no labour pain and the baby will gain up to 300g more weight.”

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    May 12, 2017 at 7:07 am
    Indian Express should be ashamed of publishing such fake news.
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      shaji
      May 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm
      VEDA VYAS,LORD KRISHNA,LORD RAMA ,SWAMI VIVEKANANDA,ADI SANKARACHARYA WERE EXTREMELY DARK COMPLEXIONED WHEREAS DURYODANA ,RAVAN,HIRANYAKSH AND HIRANYA KASIPU WERE RY VERY FAIRER ,SUPER TALL &SUPERSIZED FIGURES. RSS means REverse Sensing Snobs !!!!
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        NotAnIndian
        May 9, 2017 at 10:58 pm
        A fake news story about some fringe group bleaching kids.
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          ANS
          May 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm
          Quacks
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            g
            May 9, 2017 at 8:48 am
            Ashutosh Bhardwaj - IE's resident RSS journalist does not include that this is what Indira g a n d hi did when she married Feroze Khan G a n d hi and Rajiv married Italia Antonia Sonia - experimented customized offspring to rule India and establish fair tall dynasty. The Indira family does not marry black people.
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              g
              May 9, 2017 at 8:47 am
              ~~~~~~~~~~Warning - fake news and fake editorial published today by IE.. This is a fake news that is being promoted by IE and NDTV. www-dot-opindia-dot-com/2017/05/how-fake-news-about-rss-linked-org-promising-fair-babies-was-invented-by-media/
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                Sukhla
                May 10, 2017 at 10:37 pm
                s: www.altnews /link-arogya-bharati-promises-genius-babies-rashtriya-swayamsevak-sangh-rss-opindia-couldnt-find/ Read this and you will know how much rss and this organization are linked
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                Harry
                May 9, 2017 at 6:51 am
                In West indies the Mulattos , the mixture of white and black parentage, used to look down upon blacks and tend to identify themselves with white European culture, even though if they visit Europe they were seen as colored. Our secularists are Indian version of Mulattos. They look down upon Hindu culture and identify themselves with west or Muslims
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                  Narendra
                  May 9, 2017 at 12:05 am
                  : www.opindia /2017/05/how-fake-news-about-rss-linked-org-promising-fair-babies-was-invented-by-media/
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                    Murugan
                    May 8, 2017 at 11:35 pm
                    As per Mahabaratha, Abimanyu, unable to come out of chakra viyuga killed by gourava forces. But Gadoth gaja a cross polinated son of Bima and ST Idumbi inflicted severe casualties to gourava forces and killed by karma's Sakthi ayutha and thus saved Arjuna. I am sure that gadoth gaja is not a fair talled customised baby by birth. So nothing is correct in Rumour mills of Sangies. Though sm gained early victories, finally they lost before soviet red army and that will happen to Sangies by Commies in India too.
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                      H. Siddhanti
                      May 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm
                      “Our main objective is to make a samarth Bharat (strong India) through uttam santati....". However, the solution rss proposes is a really bad one and will certainly not work. The real solution is to sterilize all the dark, short and low IQ people so that they will stop breeding. And this has to be done not only for women of the inferior variety (i.e. with dark skin, short stature and low IQ), but for men as well as otherwise the men might impregnate the people of 'uttam santati'. Such a technique will certainly work and within a couple of generations, the inferior race will be no more and the dream of samarth bharat with 'uttam santati' will be realized... By the way, I am offering this wsdom free of charge to the great patriots of rss.
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                        T. Nayak
                        May 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm
                        Just when everybody thought things could not get any better, the genius rss ideologues have hit the ball beyoond the fence! What a great idea! Actually, we should prefer the proposed method provided by the comment on this article about how to eliminate dark, short, low IQ and obviously ugly breed from the country. That way, the dravdians, tribals, panchamas, and other shudras who are actually iferior to and worse than animals will no longer pollute the sacred land of Bharat. Bharat will be then can be really called 'aryavarta', (occupied by true aryans) and the gujratgang headed by chaiwala can rule the country ably isted by his fellow guj rat gang of sha, patel and the like. They will be supported by the high IQ, tall, fair, handsome nagpur brahmins who lead the rss. And if anybody opposes this operation, then the chaddiwalas can deal with them like how they dealt with hi.
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                          Uma
                          May 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm
                          Media Twisted "Uttama" > Fair, Tall, Customized Original Intention "Uttama" > Good Virtues (healthy mind, body, interpersonal, rational, naturalistic) Procedure Ayurveda You can debate on the procedure.through evaluating positive or negative effects of the procedure which no one is interested. This is called Strawman Logical Fallacy - Oversimplify, Midly misrepreset the idea so that is easy to knock it out. "Garbh Vigyan Kendra" > "Center for Knowledge in Pregnency" "Uttama Santati" > "Children of Good Virtues" One should look at how is this different from : kidshealth /en/parents/pregnancy-calendar-intro : www.garbhsanskar / In the western world, i see pregnant women go though a process of meditation, stretches, mental therapies so as to conceive healthy child In the anciant world, they have developed similar method to achieve the same result. Interestingly, We do not want to evaluate the Indian Systems and wants to look at Western Systems
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                            Anuj Kapoor
                            May 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm
                            The entire article has been woven around one line of Mr. Hitesh ic Jani whose half baked knowledge has simply demolished the entire thought of Ayurveda. As per the Ayurveda the emphasis is not on fair or tall child but on "Uttam San i" which does not translates as Customised child as the entire article tries to portray but a healthy and an excellent human being. If Uttam meant fair then Lord Ram and Krishna on whose name millions have been named would not make the list which in itself a foolish thought.
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                              Nikhilesh
                              May 8, 2017 at 3:45 pm
                              Self appointed experts of RSS have no concept of science. They are clueless about om ortment of genes, intrauterine developmental mile stones, IQ, EQ. It's sad that we are talking about these stone age unscientific predictions in 2017. India became modern in last 70 years. RSS will take us to stone age in 5 years. Be ready to be a cave dweller in recent future. Big achievement.
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                                Nikhilesh
                                May 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm
                                Self appointed experts of RSS have no concept of science. They are clueless about om ortment of genes, intrauterine developmental mile stones, IQ, EQ. It's sad that we are talking about these stone age unscientific predictions in 2017. India became modern in last 70 years. RSS will take us to stone age in 5 years. Be ready to be a cave dweller in recent future. Big achievement.
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                                  Poornima
                                  May 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                                  this is total bull . why do people even buy this?
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                                    CCG
                                    May 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm
                                    Having child have your dream possible & I seen some real example. But opting for Fair looking child not in good taste. Abhimanyu learning technique were practical in nature. Can be used to develop your kid in social, emotional, mental aspects apart from physical aspect alone. I following similar (not same) technique on my 2 year kid from past 8 month. It is worthy & we really enjoying parenting. Infant Siddha Program (ISP) which conducted by RSVK Trust. refer : rsvk . The renowned specialist in Child Brain development & educationist, Glenn Doman techinique is similar in nature. For more info on Infant Siddha Program (ISP) refer s: www. /watch?v gyfXbhS0tMg, Contact Mohan:9480692346.
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                                      Jake
                                      May 8, 2017 at 11:44 am
                                      This is man kind's attempts to get better. But know this that your soul and heart remains deca and desperately needs redemption.
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                                        Rouhan Sharma
                                        May 8, 2017 at 9:53 am
                                        All of you, laughing at this article, perhaps you do not know that Muslims are doing even worse through love jihad, etc...very soon you guys will have a radicalized majority that is authoritarian and intolerant....then what will you do
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                                          pratyaksha
                                          May 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm
                                          First ask your own leaders who have coined this ridiculous term to rectify their mistakes of marrying girls /boys of other faith. Shahnawaz hussain has married a hindu, mukhtar abbas has married a hindu so they are the ones who are contributing to your so called radicalized majority of the future
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                                            Harry
                                            May 9, 2017 at 6:55 am
                                            Shahnwaz hussain & Mukhtar Abbas are preferable anytime to Maahesh Bhutt or Jawaharlal Nehru.
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                                          Prem Manasvi
                                          May 8, 2017 at 9:49 am
                                          The reference to Germany that had started the concept LEBENSBORN ( s: en.m.wikipedia /wiki/Lebensborn) to produce designer babies of blond, blue-e and pure Aryan babies should also highlight that the fascistic ideology of the s ended in the kil of 5 millions of Jews and uncounted communists, gipsies, disabled persons and homo uals aside from leading to World War II.
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                                            Prem Manasvi
                                            May 8, 2017 at 9:47 am
                                            The reference to Germany that had started the concept LEBENSBORN ( s: en.m.wikipedia /wiki/Lebensborn) to produce designer babies of blond, blue-e and pure Aryan babies should also highlight that the fascistic ideology of the s ended in the kil of 5 millions of Jews and uncounted communists, gipsies, disabled persons and homo uals aside from leading to World War II.
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