At a time when many parents are struggling to raise even small families, spiritual leader Vasudevanand Saraswati has urged all Hindus to produce offspring in multitudes and not be bothered by the household budget.
Speaking at the Dharma Sanstrukti Mahakumbh — a congregation of seers and clairvoyants — held in Nagpur, Saraswati lamented the reducing number of Hindus in India, and thus urged the people to forget the ‘hum do, humare do’ slogan and have more children, reported The Times of India.
And to take care of the little ones, he gave the most bizarre household economic strategy ever.
“Discard the two-children norm. Have 10 instead. Don’t worry about who will fend for them, God will take care of your kids.”
The congregation was reportedly backed by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), and was attended by several bigwigs, most notably, the Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis.
RSS, the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has for several years been pushing the idea of Hindu couples having more and more children to ‘counter’ the purported population explosion of citizens of other religions.