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Sep 24 2015

Moral & Spiritual Imperative to End Extreme Poverty

New York- Leaders of the world’s foremost faith organizations gathered today to send a loud and unique signal of solidarity in order to end global poverty as a unified force. From India, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance were invited and requested to speak on the auspicious occasion. Watch the #faith2endpoverty pledge https://t.co/ksC9LnCmAS The gatherings, hosted by the World Bank, United Nations and Faith-Based Organizations including the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, signified a...

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Sep 24 2015

Pujya Swamiji pays homage to H.H. Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji at the time of His Mahasamadhi

RISHIKESH- HH Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji, one of the most renowned and beloved saints of India attained Mahasamadi yesterday at his ashram in Rishikesh. Said HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, “Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji was a great inspiration for this world. Through his timeless wisdom, humour and compassionate approach, he brought the holy teachings of the Vedas to the masses, so that they could be realized and lived in the hearts of all. He will be greatly missed....

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Sep 23 2015

Banega Swachh India Meeting and Dinner in Delhi

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Co-Founder, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, and Secretary-General, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, were warmly received at a dinner meeting hosted and organized by RB, formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser and makers of popular household products Dettol and Harpic. The Global Board of Directors of RB were present at the dinner, as was the British High Commissioner, Sir James Bevan KCMG, and Nobel Peace Prize winner and Indian children’s rights and education advocate, Shri Kailash Satyarthi. Last year RB launched a nation-wide initiative, Banega Swacch India, in support of the government’s...

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Sep 20 2015

Shakti Aur Prakriti: Planting a Tree in Honour of the Girl Child

The IDPL, Rishikesh Campus saw the first historical event of its kind in which trees were planted in the name of all newly born baby girls in Rishikesh. The event was jointly organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Divine Shakti Foundation and Ganga Action Parivar as well as the Environment Conservation Society, Rotary Club, Rotaract, Plant A Tree India, and Social and Education Society. Pujya Swamiji inspired and blessed this unique initiative. Pujya Swamiji addressed those gathered by saying that creation needed the divine feminine energy and the environment needs...

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Sep 17 2015

World Toilet College Gift to Nation on Modiji’s Birthday

As a gift to nation, on Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modiji’s birthday, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), combined forces with Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization as well as Shri Nitesh Kapoor, Regional Director – RB South Asia, RB, makers of Dettol and Harpic, announced the creation of the World Toilet College and the GIWA Academy. The educational institutions, which have been designed to complement and enhance Hon’ble Shri Modiji’s acclaimed Swachh Bharat Mission, will be...

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Sep 12 2015

Parmarth Free Eye Camp Treats 250

A three-day eye camp was held at Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital, Parmarth Niketan. Over 250 people registered for free cataract operations, done during the camp free of cost. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, lit the inaugural lamp for the camp, giving a divine launch to the camp and volunteer dorctors. During the inauguration, Dr. Mustfa Parikh, Dr. Pranay Kapadiya and Dr. Dinsa Dastur from Mumbai were present. Shushri Bhuvneshwari Mashvariya, Mr. K K Singhal, Shyam Krishna, Manas Pant, Ravindra Tandan, Mukund Vas and Archit Kumar helped arrange the eye camp...

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Sep 11 2015

Brand Ambassadors of Swachh Bharat Mission Meet with President

Pujya Swami Chidanand SaraswatiJi graced an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan last night in which Brand Ambassadors of Swachh Bharat Mission called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated Union Minister of Urban Development, Hon’ble M Venkaiah NaiduJi for involving distinguished public figures as Swachh Bharat Mission’s Brand Ambassadors, such as Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Baba Ramdev Ji, Pujya Dr Pranav Pandya डॉ. प्रणव पंड्या, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Shri Sachin Tendulkar, Vivek Oberoi and many others. He said...

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Sep 09 2015

Himalaya Day: Pledge by 2000 Girls to Protect Himalayas

More than two thousand young girls were inspired to pledge for the conservation of the Himalayas on the auspicious occasion of World Himalaya Day at the Government Girls Inter-college, Rishikesh. Pujya Swamiji shared that the River Ganga’s preservation and protection is crucial and fundamental to the conservation of the Himalayas. He also shared with the students about GIWA, DSF and GAP’s commitment to the 3G (Gau, Ganga, Gauri) Programme, serving to bring stray cows of the streets into Gaushalas, restoring the banks of Mother Ganga and Her tributaries as well as...

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Sep 07 2015

Meeting with Honourable Shivpal Yadavji in Lucknow

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji met with the Honourable State Minister of Irrigation, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Shivpal Singh YadavJi to discuss the progress of the Clean and Green River Gomti project. The Hon’ble Minister previously met with and was inspired by Pujya Swamiji’s commitment during the Allahabad Kumbha Mela in 2013. After Hon’ble Yadavji’s snan (holy dip) in the sacred Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) he vowed to create a green model and example on the banks of the River Gomti, one of...

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Sep 04 2015

Sai Aur Safai: Green Vision for 100th Nirvaan Divas of Sai Baba

Pujya Swamiji was warmly welcomed and invited by Sai Devotees to hold a special darshan at the world-famous temple and pilgrimage site in Shirdi. After touring the premises and hearing about the great love and devotion the followers had for Sai Baba, Pujya Swamiji spoke to the temple authorities to turn the temple into a green one. He expressed the great need to provide adequate sanitation facilities to thousands of pilgrims that come to the temple every day, especially tfor the women and girls. He also encouraged a plan for dustbins...

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