Social media went into a frenzy after some alleged reports claimed that a three-month crash course on becoming an ‘Adarsh Bahu’ or an ideal daughter-in-law has been introduced by one of the most prominent educational institutions in the country, Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU). However, there were no official reports from the university on the same.
As per the sources, the institute tied up with a start-up named Young Skilled India to launch a course in order to train the unmarried women and transforming them into ideal daughters-in-law (because, all hail to patriarchy).
Even Vishal Dadlani’s mind is blown on hearing the news!
Holy wow. The stupidity, the misogyny and the blatant sexism of this is literally mind-blowing!https://t.co/rmsLlmbdgh
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 4, 2018
That’s the way to teach! Don’t you know!
Benaras Hindu University will use public money to fund its new course on how to become an “adarsh bahu” – an ideal daughter-in-law. https://t.co/MenGrPLWQK
— Raksha Kumar (@Raksha_Kumar) September 5, 2018
Banaras University introduced ‘Adarsh Bahu’ course
On the contrary BHU is challenging other universities to launch ‘Adarsh Pati’ course
— Mahesh Babu (@MaheshBabufn) September 4, 2018
The 21st century needs it!
My friend you got it all wrong. It wasn’t and is not important who started an Adarsh Bahu course…what is worrying is that there is an audacity to start such a course. The aim was not to emphasize on BHU or IIT, but to emphasize Adarsh Bahu in the 21st Century!
— Shah Alam Khan (@shahalam13) September 4, 2018
Please don’t say that!
Not that I have been really proud of the Indian education system, this new course to teach “Adarsh Bahu” practices to Indian women by the highly prestigious IIT BHU has just bolstered my opinion. Slow claps for the pioneers. We’re doomed! 😒https://t.co/eTDSlkTH6j
— Kunika Mittal (@kunika_mittal) September 4, 2018
This is the least we can expect!
What more do we want except for gender stereotyping being offered at Central Universities.
— Radhika Khera (@Radhika_Khera) September 4, 2018
Ironical, isn’t it? Well, the girls will be taught to take care of the needs of her ‘family members’ in this course. However, unfortunately, IIT-BHU has denied the claims about the three-month crash course on “Adarsh Bahu”, entitled as “Daughter’s Pride – Beti Meri Abhiman”.
Incidentally, the institute has termed the reports as “misleading” after they made a statement saying that they do not plan to offer any training programme/course that trains the unmarried women to be ideal daughters-in-law. So, it is a fake news?
Apparently, the educational institute has released an official statement saying that they have incubated an independent start-up called Young Skilled India that is designed to provide professional skills and development technique specifically to young girls at the Vanitha Institue of Fashion Design. Indeed, still, only the young girls need training because boys can do everything with perfection!
Here are some reactions to the same:
Oh!! My dream to become an “Adarsh beti & bahu” crashed down 😢 No such course, says BHU. Someone please sue the newspapers & channels who gave people false hope of getting “Adarsh bahu” 😂 https://t.co/hOS1qrKTVv
— Kanchan Srivastava (@Ms_Aflatoon) September 4, 2018
There goes my last shot!
Oh dear. I’m not an ‘Adarsh bahu’—not by a long shot. Such a pity they’re now denying that they offered this course. I definitely would have gone for it, I need a good laugh. https://t.co/r9lUD4FeIE
— Macaulayputri (@rupagulab) September 5, 2018
I rarely swear (unless you are my personal trainer) but fuck this – how about a compulsory course to every man on how to be an Adarsh Aadmi https://t.co/d4sZUaEJt5
— Samir Bhamra (@phizzical) September 4, 2018
While addressing the media, the CEO of Young Skilled India, Neeraj Srivastav said:
“We focus on skill development so that when the girls go for a job they are prepared for it. This also provides companies, well-trained employees. The three-month training focuses on communication skills, presentation skills, job interview skills, stress handling, and team handling skills.”
According to the students at the fashion institute, the course is programmed to increase the self-confidence of the students and not to teach them relationship techniques.
Nevertheless, can you, for instance, imagine what would have happened if there would have been a course training a girl to be an ‘Adarsh Bahu’? Oh, I know what would have happened! There would have been more admission in this course than in any other educational institution because all the country needs is another ideal ‘bahu’ who takes care of her family in the best way possible.