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January 2017

Jan 23 2017

Uttarkashi Ganga Aarti & Makar Sakranti Mela

Pujya Swamiji recently visited Uttarkashi on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sakranti and inspired thousands of people, assembled for the special festival, to protect and preserve their sacred rivers from pollution and open defecation. He also inspired a pledge for clean water, sanitation and hygiene as well making Uttarkashi open defecation free. He interacted with locals and led everyone in an extraordinary Ganga Aarti on the banks of the River Ganga. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154953666157698.1073742244.86246862697&type=1&l=c6cbe6f21b"]...

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Jan 22 2017

Pujya Swami-Kalachakra 2017-Subtitles in Spanish

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati presidente Parmarth Niketan Ashram Rishikesh Saluda a su Su Santidad el Dalai Lama como representante de la religión Hindú en el 34# Kalachakra, Enero 2017. En el momento dedicado al respecto entre diferentes religiones que Su Santidad siempre promueve y genera espacio para ellos en cada vez que puede, igualmente como para las diferentes tradiciones Budistas de los países presentes en el evento...

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Jan 19 2017

US Ambassador to India Hosts Special Dinner for Richard Gere

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati graced a special dinner hosted by Hon’ble US Ambassador to India Mr Richard Verma for the famous Hollywood Actor Mr Richard Gere. Richard Gere, who was also in Bodh Gaya when the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s leaders visited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to present him with a preview of the WASH in Buddhism book, was very happy to meet Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji again. They spoke about the critical need for improved WASH for all and the incredible work being done by...

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Jan 09 2017

WASH in Faith Books Presented to Hon’ble President of India

Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji was presented the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) first edition of “WASH in Sikhism” and “WASH in Buddhism” books* recently by GIWA’s Co-Founder Pujya Swamiji and GIWA’s interfaith leaders and representatives, including: Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasiiji, President, All India Organization of Imams of Mosques, Venerable Lama Lobzangji, Secretary General, International Buddhist Confederation, President, Asoka Mission, India, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji, President-Founder of the Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary- General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, President, Divine Shakti Foundation, Sardar Paramjit Singh Chandhokji,...

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Jan 06 2017

GIWA Sankalp, WASH in Buddhism Preview with HH the Dalai Lama

A wonderful coming together of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s interfaith leaders, led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji and HH the Dalai Lama took place at Bodh Gaya yesterday during the ongoing Kalachakra Initiation and Puja. Over 100,000 people were in attendance.   The respected interfaith leaders spoke on the occasion about the importance of faith and the power it has towards catalyzing sustainable behaviour change. They emphasised the crucial need for cleanliness both within our hearts and minds as well as externally in our communities and villages. They also spoke...

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Jan 06 2017

Green Meeting with Chief Minister of Bihar for Ganga

On the final evening of the Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp in Patna, respected interfaith leaders of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), led by GIWA’s Co-Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji, met with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Nitish Kumarji to discuss the importance of keeping the River Ganga clean, green and free-flowing.   Pujya Swamiji shared the work that GIWA and Ganga Action Parivar is committed to. They also discussed training and capacity building regarding how to build and maintain toilets, improve sanitation and end open defecation...

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Jan 05 2017

GIWA Bihar Summit: Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sadbhavana Sankalp

Over twenty prominent interfaith leaders of India’s major faiths joined hands together with HE the Governor of Bihar and other distinguished dignitaries to pledge togetherness for a Swachh Bharat and a Swachh Bihar at a special Summit today held by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) with 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...

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Jan 03 2017

First Day of the GIWA Bihar Yatra

On the first day of the three day GIWA Bihar visit, on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of the birth of Sri Guru Gobind Singhji, Pujya Swamiji and GIWA’s faith leaders began their day with darshan and visit to the Patna Takht Sahib.   GIWA’s respected faith leaders, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji, Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasiji, Paramjit Singh Chandhokji, Kuldeep Singh Bhogalji, Bhai Sahib Satpal Singhji, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji as well as UNICEF India and UNICEF Bihar’s team, led by Asadur Rahmanji, participated.   Respected faith leaders shared their inspiring messages of protecting...

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