Karnataka Health Minister Dr.K. Sudhakar (Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar) made controversial remarks about modern Indian women during an event on World Mental Health Day 2021.
Bangalore: Karnataka Health Minister Dr.K. Sudhakar (Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar) has given a controversial statement regarding modern Indian women. She claimed during an event that modern Indian women want to be single. Even after marriage, she does not want to have children and wants children through ‘surrogacy’.
Minister’s statement in NIMHANS program
Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar (Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar) said at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) on World Mental Health Day 2021, ‘Today, I would like to apologize to say that a large number of people in India Modern women want to be single. Even after getting married, she does not want to give birth to a child. She wants surrogacy. In this way there has been a big change in our thinking.
‘Western influence’ responsible
The minister attributed this to the “influence of western countries” on Indian society and said that people do not want their parents to live with them. He said, ‘Unfortunately, today we are moving on the path of western countries. We don’t want our parents to stay with us, have forgotten to keep grandparents with us. Regarding mental health in India, Sudhakar said that every seventh Indian has some kind of mental problem, which can be mild, moderate or severe.
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‘India should teach the world to relieve stress’
Dr. K. According to Sudhakar, stress management is an art and Indians need not to learn it, but to teach the world how to deal with it. The minister said, ‘…Yoga, meditation, pranayama are wonderful mediums, which our ancestors taught to the world thousands of years ago.’ Regarding Kovid-19 mental health, Sudhakar said that relatives could not touch the dead body of their loved one, due to which he suffered mental pain. He said, ‘Due to the pandemic, the government started providing consultancy to Kovid-19 patients, till date 24 lakh Kovid patients have been given consultancy in Karnataka.’