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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Tag

Jun 27 2018

GIWA Interfaith Leaders meet HH the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, Bihar

GIWA's interfaith delegation, led by Pujya Swamiji, met with HH the Dalai Lamaji at Bodh Gaya, during the ongoing Kalachakra Initiation. The interfaith leaders spoke about the power of faith to bring about sustainable behaviour change and emphasized the crucial need for cleanliness both within our hearts and minds as well as externally in our communities. GIWA’s WASH in Buddhism book was previewed with His Holiness and a foreward and his blessings were requested. Plans for a grand inauguration ceremony for the book were made....

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May 15 2018

From Temples to Toilets

Dusk dissolved into night as we drove. We were on the road to the holy town of Gangotri, driving in delicate spirals through the Himalayan hills. Below, the moon was already dancing across the waters of the Ganges. Ahead, a smattering of isolated villages– split apart by long stretches of nature– was illuminated only by our car lights. Suddenly, something moved, so quickly, from the bushes. It was a human form. Then appeared another one, just thirty seconds later. I asked the driver to stop the car. As my eyes adjusted, I...

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Mar 31 2017

GIWA Bihar Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavana Sankalp

Over twenty prominent interfaith leaders of India’s major faiths joined together with HE the Governor of Bihar and other dignitaries to pledge together for a Swachh Bharat and a Swachh Bihar at a special Summit organized by GIWA, with the technical support of UNICEF. The Summit, called the Sarva Dharma, Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna, was organized with the aim of ushering in a Swachhta Kranti (clean revolution) through the coming together of prominent faith leaders, policy-makers, corporate leaders, civil society and media. Together the dignitaries generated inspiration towards taking actions to...

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Oct 29 2016

Blessings on Diwali

May this New Year Be Clean, Green & Serene Dear Divine Souls, I hope that — by God’s divine grace — this finds you all in the best of health and happiness at this sacred and auspicious time of Diwali, the Festival of Light. Diwali is a holiday of joy; it is the time when we gather with loved ones, celebrating our family, our friends and the prosperity that the light of God has bestowed upon us. And yet, this precious time of Diwali offers us so much more than the lamps, parties...

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May 06 2016

स्वच्छता क्रांति संकल्प

परम पूज्य स्वामी चिदानंद सरस्वती जी महाराज के पावन सान्निध्य में सिंहस्थ कुम्भ में आये विभिन्न धर्मों के धर्मगुरुओं ने स्वच्छता के लिये सामूहिक संकल्प द्वारा देशवासियों का आह्वान किया। राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर ‘स्वच्छता क्रान्ति’ के लिए कमर कसें- धर्म गुरु। सांस लेने लायक हवा तथा पीने लायक शुद्ध जल की उपलब्धता का धर्म निभायें देश वासी। सभी धर्मों के धर्म गुरुओं नें अपने अनुयायियों से स्वच्छता क्रान्ति एवं पर्यावरण संरक्षण के लिए जागरूकता अभियान चलाने का किया आह्वान। ...

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Feb 14 2013

Make Ganga Your Green Valentine Everyday

As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day this week with gifts of chocolate and roses, as symbols of their love and devotion, it is the perfect time to renew our commitment to our Mother Ganga. Children all over the world will make Valentine’s Day cards for their mothers. Here in India, every day, not only February 14, should be an opportunity to show love and devotion to our Mother Ganga. Standing on the banks of the Ganga at this year’s Kumbh Mela, my heart is filled with gratitude to a...

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