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February 2014

Feb 28 2014

IYF Opens with Shivratri Puja and Prayers

Today the participants for the 15th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram arrived in time to participate in a special Mahashivratri program. Since 1999, Parmarth Niketan has been hosting this world renowned event which has grown to international acclaim and which grows in size year after year. Yogacharyas, teachers, students and seekers come from every corner of the globe to participate in this program. This year there are more than 550 participants from 46 countries. This evening, the participants joined together a special Shiv Abhishek puja just...

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Feb 25 2014

Visiting the Disaster Zone: Pujya Swamiji and Vivek Oberoi Travel to the Heart of Uttarakhand’s Flood Zone

Pujya Swamiji and renowned Bollywood actor Shri Vivek Oberoi visited areas of Guptakashi, Uttarakhand, which are still recovering from the devastating floods of last summer. While there, they distributed warm blankets and clothes for the families whose homes and lives had been destroyed by the floods. They also met with widows and other locals, to listen to their needs and to understand the challenges and obstacles they face as they rebuild their lives. Afterwards, they surveyed and planned for how best to serve the affected villages so that they can inspire...

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Feb 07 2014

Pujya Swamiji awarded Surya Ratna Lifetime Achievement Award

Pujya Swamiji was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Surya Ratna’ lifetime achievement award conferred upon Him by His Excellency Dr. Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand, Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow & President, Global Research Alliance and Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya, Founder and President of Suryadatta Group of Institutes, at Suryadatta’s Campus in Pune, Maharastra. This great honour was given to Pujya Swamiji for Excellence in Innovative Spirituality and for His exceptional service to Humanity and the Environment. This award was conferred on the auspicious occasion of...

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Feb 05 2014

Pujya Swamiji Receives Ambassador of Peace Award

Pujya Swamiji received the prestigious Ambassador of Peace Award yesterday at a function organized by the United Nations Center for India and Bhutan and the Universal Peace Federation. The award was presented by Dr. Chung Sik Yong, UPF Chairman of Asia, and the Director of the United Nations Centre, Mrs. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman. The Award was presented to Pujya Swamiji in honor of His contributions to interfaith harmony, at this special time of the United Nation’s World Interfaith Harmony Week, which is celebrated annually during the first week of February. Pujya...

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