logo In the service of God and humanity
Stay Connected
Follow Pujya Swamiji online to find out about His latest satsangs, travels, news, messages and more.
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji | | News
571
archive,paged,category,category-new,category-571,paged-22,category-paged-22,edgt-core-1.0.1,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,hudson-ver-2.0, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,side_menu_slide_from_right,blog_installed,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.5,vc_responsive

News

Oct 27 2016

Launch of WaterSchool on the Ganga Himalayas

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance is so pleased to announce the launch of the first WaterSchool Programme in the Ganga-Himalayas. To be implemented by GIWA, in partnership with Swarovski, WaterSchool will teach children across this environmentally-vital area how to love and protect their water resources as caring stewards. The programme was launched here on the banks of the River Ganga with the vision, leadership and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar,...

Share Post
Oct 15 2016

Global Handwashing Day Celebrated

On Global Handwashing Day, we celebrate the power of washing our hands with soap to prevent diarrheoa, pneumonia and other waterborne illnesses, which take so many innocent lives every day. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Bharat Mitra, President-Founder of Organic India, and many others visited Prakash Bharati (one of DSF’s schools) to inspire children to pledge to be Sanitation Ambassadors and encourage their communities and families to wash their hands with soap. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1791344601104107.1073741869.1483177965254107&type=1&l=34687767eb"]...

Share Post
Oct 08 2016

The 2nd Annual International Yoga Festival in Jageshwar

The second annual, three day Jageshwar International Yoga Festival, jointly organized by the Government of Uttarakhand, Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) and Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), took place from the 5-7th October. Parmarth Niketan Ashram is well known for hosting the world famous annual International Yoga Festival at Rishikesh, from March 1-7 each year, attracting more than a thousand Yogis from across India and across the world, which will now be in its 29th year. Jointly organized with the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, Government of Uttarakhand, and GMVN it was decided that...

Share Post
Oct 02 2016

Gandhi Jayanti: Celebrating the True Meaning of Yoga

Today on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Pujya Swamiji was the Chief Guest and Keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary of Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan. More than 10,000 people gathered together at Chhatrasal Stadium to hear Pujya Swamiji speak on how to LIVE yoga not just do yoga. Pujya Swamiji explained that yoga is not what we do on the mat for 30 or 60 minutes a day, but rather yoga is who we are! He emphasized that the best yogi is an “upyogi” one who is helpful to others and...

Share Post
Sep 11 2016

Pujya Bhaishriji’s Green Birthday & the Gift of Ganga Rights Act

Pujya Swamiji arrived in Mumbai just after His trip to Ladakh, after the beautifully successful Global Interfaith WASH Alliance-UNICEF Worship for WASH Summit, for the auspicious occasion of Pujya Bhaishri Rameshbhai Ozaji’s 59th Birthday. The divine celebrations was graced and blessed also by Pujya Karshnipeethadeshwar Swami Gurusharananandaji Maharaj, Raman Reti, Pujya MM Vishveranandji Maharaj, Pujya Raghumuniji Maharaj, Bhagwatacharya Pujyashri Shardbhai Vyasji and Pujya Rajguruji and many other saints. Pujya Swamiji shared in His loving and inspiring address, “Pujya Bhaishriji’s Prakatya Divas is truly a Prerna Divas for all us, inspiring us...

Share Post
Aug 31 2016

Conclusion of the 2-day GIWA-UNICEF Summit in Leh-Ladakh

The second day of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)- UNICEF Worship for WASH (Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp) Summit concluded with a historic pledge and water blessing ceremony on the banks of the Sindhu River, at the Sindhu Darshan Ghat,in Leh-Ladakh. GIWA’s leaders representing India’s diverse faith traditions gathered together to offer the water of the Indus River onto the globe as a symbol and a prayer that all of humanity should have access to safe and sufficient water, sanitation and hygiene. Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhanji, Minister of Science and...

Share Post
Aug 31 2016

March for Peace and WASH in Ladakh

Providing Facilities to Nuns and Girls in Ladakh During the Worship for WASH Summit in Ladakh, DSF’s President visited the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre with interfaith leaders and the Hon’ble Science & Technology Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhanji to inaugurate a special Interfaith Peace Garden and ceremoniously perform the ground breaking of a toilet structure near the centre’s Meditation Hall, which previously lacked access to nearby sanitation facilities. At the ground-breaking, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said,“This toilet structure symbolizes the union of Meditation and Sanitation, which is the need of the hour. No...

Share Post
Aug 30 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp Ladakh

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) India, in association with UNICEF India, held a two-day Summit in Ladakh. The “Worship for WASH” GIWA-UNICEF Ladakh Summit initiated a dialogue on critical issues of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health), specifically in the Ladakh region. The Summit discussed the inter-linkage of multiple issues of inequity, lack of access and other related issues in the region, with special focus on minority populations. Speaking at the summit, the convener of the programme, Founder of GIWA India and the President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Pujya Swami Chidanand...

Share Post
Aug 25 2016

Wishing Everyone a Clean & Green Krishna Janmasthmi!

Krishna Janmasthmi celebrations at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) started with a massive clean up, inspired and led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, with a message that in addition to the global celebrations of this auspicious day, reenactments of Krishna’s Birth, we should also simulatneously work to make the world we live in a place which Baby Krishna would like to inhabit, play and lead his beautiful leelas. Hence, we started our massive clean up along the Neelkanth Yatra Marg, in the Rajaji National Forest, where tons of waste laid strewn from...

Share Post
Aug 18 2016

International Green Raksha Bandhan Celebrations

The first ever International Green Raksha Bandhan was held at Talkatora Stadium, Delhi. It was conceived and led by Mananiya Indresh Kumarji, National Executive Member of RSS, and HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. The theme of the celebration was World Peace & Preservation and Protection of the Environment, organized jointly by DSF and FANS. More than 100 groups with participants from more than 40 countries participated. Pujya Swamiji said “There can be no protection of our sisters, our mothers and our daughters without simultaneously ensuring that they have adequate, safe and...

Share Post