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Oct 15 2014

Presentation of Encyclopedia to Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapuji

On October 15th, Pujya Morari Bapuji came to Parmarth and after his beautiful discourse, where Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji presented him with the new international edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Pujya Bapuji had done the first katha in the Kumbha Mela to raise awareness for the Encyclopedia when it was just a divine vision.  [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152325112125667.1073741866.726135666&type=1&l=c079f59b24"]...

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Oct 09 2014

Launch of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at the Vigyan Bhawan

The evening of October 10th marked a historic moment in the cultural history of India: the launch of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at a glorious function in Vigyan Bhavan, organized by India Heritage Research Foundation and Global Citizen Forum. The Chief Guest of the function was the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansariji; the Special Guest of Honour was Mananiya Dr. Mohan Bhagwatji. The program was also graced by the presence of numerous revered interfaith leaders, honourable cabinet ministers, distinguished dignitaries and celebrities...

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Oct 01 2014

Gandhi Jayanti: Join the Clean, Green and Serene Revolution

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji), President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, has for the past decade, inspired the Clean, Green and Serene Initiative, organizing several large scale clean-ups and greening activities on major holidays and festivals. He has always consistently encouraged making every holiday, every festival and every day a green one. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti it was no different; having just returned from His trip abroad, He led a team of Parmarth Rishikumars, staff and...

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Sep 28 2014

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pujya Swamiji Meet During historic first trip to the United States as PM

 Today, Madison Square became Modi-son Square.  What happened? India Happened. – Pujya Swamiji Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji had traveled to New York at the end of September for two major summits on Climate Change and faith leaders (read more on this on page 23). Serendipitously, Shri Narendra Modiji’s plan to visit the United States for the United Nations General Assembly Week was finalized and Pujya Swamiji was invited and requested to stay back in New York for the programs with Shri Narendra Modiji. Those programs included the famous Madison Square Garden...

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Sep 22 2014

Interfaith Climate Change Summits and Meetings in New York

On September 21st and 22nd, Pujya Swamiji took part in the Climate Change Summit organized by Dr. William Vendley, the head of Religions for Peace and Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, head of the World Council of Churches.  The summit was a small, select gathering of 30-35 top religious leaders of the world’s religions from many countries.  The first aim of the summit was to sign a declaration to be handed to Ban-ki-Moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, on the stance of faith leaders regarding Climate Change. Pujya Swamiji...

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Sep 21 2014

India’s Diverse Spiritual Traditions with H.H. the Dala Lamaji

From the 20-21st of September, HH the Dalai Lamaji invited hundreds of spiritual and religious leaders for a two-day ‘Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India.’ The interfaith dialogue discussed the promotion of human values with a secular, inclusive and innovative approach as well as suggestions to foster inter-religious harmony. On the occasion HH the Dalai Lama personally welcomed and addressed the participants. HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and the Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was warmly welcomed as a...

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Sep 18 2014

World Alliance of Religions in Seoul, South Korea

A message of peace, unity and oneness resounded in Seoul, South Korea when over 120 interfaith leaders joined together with ambassadors and representatives of over 24 countries for the World Alliance of Religions to sign a petition for peace and pledge their commitment to serve together for world peace. Over three hundred thousand participants gathered together in South Korea’s capital from over 50 countries, a majority of them from the International Youth Association as well as International Women’s Association. Representing India, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh),...

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Sep 13 2014

Green Mantra ‘Pitri Tarpan Ped Arpan’ by Pujya Swamiji

During the time of Pitri Paksha, people from all over India pay tribute and perform tarpan (sacred ritual) to honour their ancestors. Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Panchnad Smarak Trust, Panjabi Mahasabha (Uttarakhand) performed this ritual on Parmarth’s Ganga Ghat in honour of those who had lost their lives during the massacre in 1947 partition of India and Pakistan as well as to honour those who lost their lives in the recent floods of Jammu Kashmir as well as last year’s floods in Uttarakhand. On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji...

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Sep 12 2014

Pujya Swamiji and Prakash Javadekarji discuss Restoring Ganga

Pujya Swamiji met with Shri Prakash Javadekarji, the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests, Information Technology and Broadcasting, and discussed the various technologies that could be utilized to clean up the sacred River Ganga. He shared about boats designed to patrol the banks of rivers, eating up and segregating the solid waste and liquid waste from the fresh water. The discussed how these technologies were functional in other parts of the world and could be utilized in the first phase of the Clean Ganga plan to illustrate immediate results. They also...

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Sep 09 2014

Pujya Swamiji and Shri Nitin Gadkariji discuss Green Ganga

Pujya Swamiji met with Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Hon’ble Minister for the Government of India of Roads, Transport, Shipping and Highways as well as Rural Development and offered him a sacred Rudraksh tree at his official residence. Shri Gadkariji agreed with Pujya Swamiji’s emphasis on the vital importance of a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Revolution in India, and they both expressed great joy at the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a Clean India.. Pujya Swamiji shared that Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance have been working tirelessly to...

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