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Aug 14 2015

Kurkushetra

In the memory of the 10 million people who were forced to flee from their homes in the 1947 Partition, 10 million trees will be planted in a large memorial, spanning 100 acres, in the small village of Masana, near Kurukshetra, Haryana. Most traditional memorials honour the loved one with stones but this is going to be a unique Green Memorial, better known in Hindi as Smriti Van, a unique opportunity to give tribute. The event was planned for on the 14th of August, the day before India’s 69th Independence Day. Since...

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Aug 13 2015

Meeting with Governor of Uttar Pradesh

Pujya Swamiji had a wonderful meeting with His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naikji, discussing plans for a green and sustainable Uttar Pradesh. Pujya Swamiji lauded His Excellency for taking his sankalpa (pledge), on the banks of Mother Ganga, during the 16th Annual International Yoga Festival in Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), earlier this year, and putting it immediately into action to clean up the River Gomti. Pujya Swamiji shared that His Excellency’s initiative and commitment exemplified true Yoga in Action. They discussed the great progress on restoring the banks of...

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Aug 11 2015

Pujya Swamiji Met With Dr.Harsh Vardhanji

Pujya Swamiji met with Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhanji, the Union Minister for Science and Technology. They discussed various issues related to cleaning the National River Ganga and environmental conservation. Pujya Swamiji shared with the Union Minister to appoint Ganga Police who would be equipped with current technology. These River Patrol Forces would be devoted to keeping the River Ganga clean and green, taking care of a distance of every 500 meter to 1 km along both sides of the river bed. He also shared with Pujya Swamiji by saying that these forces...

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Aug 09 2015

Green Progress of the Gomti Action Parivar

Pujya Swamiji founded and inspired the Gomti Action Parivar in August 2014, during His recent visit to Lucknow. The growing Gomti family was glad to celebrate their first anniversary with His blessings. During the course of one year, the Gomti Action Parivar has held several awareness campaigns to engage the citizens and students along the banks of the River Gomti to take ownership of these efforts. They have also met with several experts and engaged scientists from the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), based in Lucknow, to plan the course of...

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Aug 08 2015

Editors Meet for Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in Lucknow

UNICEF and Samyak Foundation organized an Editor’s Roundtable in Lucknow on our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to inspire a dialogue between Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith leaders and senior editors/eminent journalists from all across Uttar Pradesh and several other states, including Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, regarding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives and how they connect to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission). The roundtable was blessed by the presence, vision and guidance of GIWA’s co-founder, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of...

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Aug 01 2015

Green Guru Purnima Celebrations

This year on the divine occasion of Guru Purnima, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) celebrated and rejoiced in the divine presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji celebrating the beautiful milestone of Pujya Swami Shukdevanand Saraswatiji’s 50th Nirvaan Divas. Nirvaan Divas has great significance in the Indian spiritual tradition because it allows us to not only celebrate the day in which a noble soul has attained the ultimate goal- the full and complete union with the Divine- Nirvana or Moksha. It reminds us that this milestone is the ultimate destination, greater than any...

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Aug 01 2015

Monsoon Tree Plantation Blessed by Pujya Swamiji

On the first day of Shrawan, the auspicious month in the Hindu calendar coinciding with the monsoons, Pujya Swamiji was cordially invited to inaugurate the planting of nearly 1000 trees at the Raiwala Military Cantonment. He had inspired the tree plantation earlier at the Cantonment during a large-scale clean up, in which He had engaged the military to adopt the Raiwala Railway Station in May. To read more about this, click here: The plantation was dedicated to the Hon’ble Shri Abdul Kalamji, Former President of India, whose sad demise, on...

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Jul 23 2015

Magnificent Grace Filled Evening at the Grace Cathedral

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati graced and inspired a beautiful gathering at the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, one of the most renowned places of worship in the Bay Area. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, who had previously spoken there in May, was warmly welcomed back and everyone was so incredibly delighted to be blessed by Pujya Swamiji’s divine grace-filled presence. There were nearly 700-800 yogis who joined for the free Yoga on the Labyrinth class led by Darren Main, in which Pujya Swamiji led everyone in divine OM and mantra chanting...

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Jul 18 2015

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Grace International Bhagavad Gita Conference in Sunnyvale, California

Pujya Swamiji recently graced the International Bhagavad Gita Conference on Saturday with Pujya Sri Shankaracharyaji, Pujya Swami Gyanandandji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Maa Geeteshwariji, Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard and so many other eminent dignitaries, speaking about the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and how to apply its teachings into our every day lives. The conference took place at the Hindu Temple and Community Centre in Sunnyvale, USA. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.871299822907692.1073742264.438331892871156&type=3"]...

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Jul 12 2015

Pujya Swamiji at the World Bank for Religion & Sustainable Development

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation, was at the World Bank in Washington DC this past week for a special conference on Religion and Sustainable Development. (More details and photos of the conference will come soon as soon as we get the pictures from the organizers). During the conference, during a special Iftar organized by the World Bank Group and Islamic Relief, Pujya Swamiji met with the World Bank...

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