Lucknow: From the next academic session, Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow University is all set to launch a certificate and diploma course on ‘Garbh Sanskar’ to teach aspects of motherhood. Also Read - Planning Motherhood Post 35? Beware of These Risks

Under this course, the students will be taught the intricacies of motherhood and will include subjects like what a pregnant woman should wear and eat, how should she behave and keep herself fit and what kind of music is good for her Also Read - Motherhood Reduces Breast Size Dissatisfaction, Reveals Study

The first-of-its-kind course, is also open to male students.

“The step has been taken after state governor Anandiben Patel, who is also the chancellor of state varsities, proposed the administration to train girls for their prospective role as mothers,” Durgesh Srivastava, spokesperson of Lucknow University, told ANI.

“While some of the women on the verge of pregnancy are educated and aware, others are not. Through this course, an effort has been made to tell the women how they should live in a clean environment, what they should eat and how should they look after themselves, so that the newborn children are healthy. This will ensure that the future generation of the country is hale and hearty,” Srivastava added.

According to reports, both, students of Lucknow University and gynaecologists will be welcomed into the programme.

Speaking to ANI, a student named Sanjeev said, “The course is really nice and we welcome it. It is a sensitive issue. If students will be trained about motherhood, it would help a couple to have a healthy baby…it means a healthy future to our country.”