News Nation Logo

Hindu couples should have eight children to protect their religion, says Swami Prabodhananda Giri

In A Remark That May Spark Controversy, A Prominent Religious Leader Has Said That Hindu Couples Should Give Birth To Eight Children In Order To Protect Their Religion.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 01 May 2017, 07:53:57 PM
Swami Prabodhananda Giri


In a remark that may spark controversy, a prominent religious leader has said that Hindu couples should give birth to eight children in order to protect their religion. Swami Prabodhananda Giri, the national president of Sanatan Dharma Mahasangh, advised Hindus to follow the ‘we two and our eight’ formula. He made these remarks while addressing an event at the in Lakhipur on Saturday.

“In the present times, there is threat to Hindutva and to protect it is responsibility of every Hindu. For this, every Hindu should produce eight children so that he can contribute towards conserving, preserving and protecting Hindutva and the society. “Hindus should follow - we two, our eight - formula,” Giri said.

To promote family planning in the country, the government had in the past introduced the ‘Hum do, hamare do’ (We two, our two) slogan.

At the event which was organised at the Pawan Van Vihar Ashram, Mahora in Lakhipur here, Giri also said that for safety of Hindus, ‘Hindu Raksha Dal’ had been constituted and that it would be spread in the entire state.

He praised Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that he would create history in the state and by banning cow slaughter and had already made a good start.

ALSO READ | Hindus will see decline in births between 2055-2060, Islam to become world's largest religion by 2075: Pew

He lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that for the first time India has got “a good PM” and added that the country needed a PM devoted to the cause of Hindutva. 

ALSO READ | Muslims are Hindus by nationality: Mohan Bhagwat

(With inputs from PTI)

For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 01 May 2017, 07:46:00 PM