A start-up to prepare 'ideal bahu'

As 'saas-Bahu' relations continue to be the central theme of many an Indian soap operas, a start-up in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi town, about 300 kilometres from here, has launched a course to prepare an ''ideal bahu'' in order to improve social relationship.

The three-month course entitled 'Daughters' Pride' would aim at inculcating social values among the women, who were the backbone of every society, said Neeraj Srivastava, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the startup.

''In the modern times we have been witnessing a decline in the social values.....relationships have come under tremendous strain owing to a number of social and other changes....women, who form the backbone of our society now have greater responsibility in tackling these social issues,'' Neeraj said while speaking to Deccan Herald from Varanasi.

He said that the course module intended to develop ''self-confidence, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills and stress handling'' among the women.

''Since the women, after their marriage, come face to face with new types of problems involving their relationship with their in-laws, the course also focuses on developing marriage skills in them,'' Neeraj said.

''Marriage skills will enable the women to handle the problems arising in their new homes after marriage....we all know about saas-bahu issues.....these relations are very complex and many of the problems can be resolved through better communication skills,'' he added.

He said that the women underwent greater stress, even if they were not working, in the event they encountered serious problems at their new homes after marriage. ''Stress handling, therefore, becomes essential,'' he remarked.

Neeraj said that in order to increase the employability of the women, the course would also teach them computer and fashion skills.

He said that in this era of modernisation and declining social values, the utility of such a course could not be overstated. ''We hope to get a good response,'' Neeraj said. The teaching would begin later this month.

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