Press Release by Arogya Bharati with regard to the recent controversy on Garbh Sanskar.
Arogya Bharati is a pan India voluntary organization working in the area of health care. Arogya Bharati derives its motivation from the Bharthiya philosophy on health care. Through various awareness programs on healthcare, Arogya Bharati is working towards creating a healthy nation. For common masses, Arogya Bharati is running some programs on “Garbh Sanskar” (worshipping of womb during pregnancy) for healthy child delivery. Unfortunately some media houses are running a derogatory campaign to malign such programs of Arogya Bharati. Numerous articles in print and electronic media are trying to create an impression that such programs of Arogya Bharati are not tuned towards better child delivery but fair child delivery thus giving a racist colour to such programs. It is not our culture to discriminate on the basis of skin colour. It is a preconceived conspiracy to demean Arogya Bharati by drawing comparisons between Arogya Bharati programs and German racism. Arogya Bharati strongly condemns all such acts of aspersions.
Arogya Bharati planned a program on the science of “Garbh Sanskar” in Calcutta from 6th to 8th May 2017 targeting this program, Times of India in its edition of 29th April 2017 tried to misinform the masses by declaring this program as racist which aims towards fair child delivery rather than healthy child delivery. On the basis of this news item, West Bengal Commission for protection of child rights filed a PIL (Public Interest Litgation) in Calcutta high court to ban this program. After hearing the arguments of learned prosecutor of Arogya Bharati, Honourable justice of Calcutta high court refused to put a ban on this program and dismissed the petition. He said and we quote
“Garbh Sanskar” is a vedic maternity practice. Our distinguished spiritual ancestors developed this practice to have a child with great character and unparalleled abilities. Veer Abhimanyu and Bhakt Prahlad are the great prodigies of this practice. Modern science too endorses the positive effects of appropriate food, behaviour, verbiage and contemplation on a pregnant woman.
That our coming generations are of great character and are bestowed with unmatchable dexterity, Arogya Bharati is making humble attempts to establish “Garbh Sanskar” practice everywhere in the society. It is Arogya Bharati’s deep conviction that the enlightened and intellectual masses of this nation will fail all such clandestine efforts.
Date: 11th May 2017 Dr.Ramesh Gautam
National Executive President