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Nov 14 2018

Special Thanks to Langar Seva at the Parliament

During the seven day event, the largest interfaith gathering, from the 1-7th Nov at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre the Ontario Sikhs Gurudwara Council prepared fresh langar for all attendees and served visitors of all religions, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. The leftovers from the langar were further donated to Toronto centre that help feed the hungry. Pujya Swamiji and GIWA's Faith Leaders Give Special Thanks for the Langar Seva organized by the Sikh Community in Ontario. Pujya Swamiji said, "On one side there is Faith Parliament and other...

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Nov 13 2018

In Remembrance of Dada Vaswaniji at the Parliament of World Religions

In honour and loving remembrance of #DadaVaswaniji and all who have attained enlightenment there was a special gathering entitled "The Realty of Realization" which brought together Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Audrey Kitagawa, incoming chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions​, Acharya Lokesh Muniji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ and Jonathan Granoff (Ahman Muhaiyuddeen), Brahmeshanandacharya Swamiji and Satish Daryanani. Audrey began by chanting the Gayatri Mantra as a homage to Dada, as that was his favorite mantra. Highlights from a session during the Parliament of World's Religions in remembrance of Revered #DadaVaswani, with...

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Nov 13 2018

Special Reception with the Former PM of Canada

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji ​and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ had a very special meeting with the Former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell​ at a reception held at the Intercontinental Hotel. The intimate reception was organised by Audrey Kitagawa, incoming Chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions​ and attended also by Jonathan Granoff, Chair Universal Sufi Council and President of Global Security Council, Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar Patna Saheb and many others dignitaries. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji shared the various efforts being undertaken by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ to...

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Nov 12 2018

From Worship to WASH at the Parliment of World’s Religions

A packed hall with excited audience welcomed the "From Worship to WASH" panel at the Parliament of the World's Religions​ on the 5th day of the event. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), opened the panel by sharing that water is life and sacred in all our traditions. However, fresh water is being depleted at a terrifying rate. The United Nations estimates that by 2040 the world will only have half the water that it needs. She emphasized that we all come together for peace but more...

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Nov 08 2018

Faith for the Earth at the Parliament of World’s Religions

An incredibly power packed panel was organised on the sixth day of the Parliament of World's Religions with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Rabbi David Rosen​, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Alhuwaliaji, Rev Dr Michael Bernard Beckwith​, Dr Vandana Shiva , chaired by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji. Updates from our session “Faith for the Earth: the role of faith in the preservation of our planet” w/ @PujyaSwamiji @SadhviBhagawati @drmichaelbb @drvandanashiva Rabbi David Rosen & Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh are online! Read more https://t.co/D13dy6Jn4S #PoWR2018 @InterfaithWorld pic.twitter.com/Uaa57Nme5O— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) November 7, 2018 The theme of the...

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Nov 07 2018

Plan of Action during the Parliament of World’s Religions

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was on a high level panel during the fifth day of the Parliament of World's Religions "Plan of Action for Religious Leaders & Actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes" with Simona Cruciani, coordinator in the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and Responsibility to Protect, Rabbi David Rosen, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwaliaji and Dr. Mohammad Sammak moderated by KAICIIDs senior advisor Mohammad Abu Nimer. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General Global Interfaith WASH Alliance shared, “I commend the efforts of the Under Secretary General,...

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Oct 26 2018

“Desires that impel us to remain unsatisfied”, The Times of India

This article was published in The Times of India, here. By Swami Chidanand Saraswati Many years ago, before the severe violence in Jammu & Kashmir, we travelled to Kashmir to spend a few days meditating on the Dal Lake. All the members of our group enjoyed themselves so much that we delayed our departure date and remained there for one month instead of a few days as was planned earlier. Each week we would postpone our departure from that heavenly, pristine, glorious environment. “Just one more week,” the devotees would cry, so...

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Oct 16 2018

Hand Washing Day celebrated as Heart Washing Day in Lucknow

Valmiki Samaj (a community of sanitation workers) who are responsible for cleaning the sewerage drains of Lucknow were honoured in an event in their own community, in Luv Kush Nagar, Indira Nagar, Luckow, by Pujya Swamiji today just along the Kukrail Naadi, along whose banks just a few days ago Pujya Swamiji had inaugurated UP’s first Sewage to Selfie point with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP MYogiAdityanath​ji and Hon’ble Union Urban Development Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari​ji and many others. Pujya Swamiji first paid homage to Mahatma Gandhiji and Babasaheb Ambedkar....

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Oct 12 2018

Pujya Swamiji Offers Shradhanjali & Message of Swami Gyanswaroop Sanandji

Pujya Swamiji offers His shradhanjali and respect to the mission and the message of Swami Gyanswaroop Sanandji (Professor Dr GD Agarwalji) and says, "He lived for Ganga and died for Ganga. I believe that if Ganga Thrives, India Thrives and if Ganga Dies, India Dies. Therefore, let us all pledge to work together and serve tirelessly together to preserve and protect our River Ganga, not just as a clean river but in it's essence, completing his mission, that will be our real shradhanjali to him." A special shradhanjali & moment of...

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