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April 2017

Apr 30 2017

Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations

Shri Hanuman Jayanti celebrations at Parmarth Niketan Ashram.   This auspicious day of Hanuman jayanti was celebrated with devotion and love at the banks of Mother Ganga, reciting Sunderkand path and Hanuman Chalisa....

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Apr 29 2017

GIWA and GAP Sign MOU with WWF-India

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar signed an MOU with WWF-India to join hands together in our work for Ganga, water wildlife and our divine Mother Earth’s gorgeous life-giving and life-sustaining natural habitat. We had an official MOU signing event at their headquarters in Delhi yesterday. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1889927187912514.1073741884.1483177965254107&type=1&l=f671294c73"]...

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Apr 28 2017

Inauguration of the India Sanitation Conclave

India Sanitation Coalition- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Sanitation Awards and the India Sanitation Conclave 2017 was recently inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, Minister of Railway, Government of India, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water & Science, Government of India, Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation Coalition and Past President, FICCI, Shri Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Ms Rita Roy Choudhuryji, Senior Director & Head, Environment, Climate Change, Renewable Energy Water Division, India Sanitation Coalition Secretariat,...

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Apr 25 2017

Meeting on Faith-Based Organizations at the World Bank

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji participated at a high level roundtable held by Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank during their Spring Meetings, on the role of faith, faith leaders and faith based organizations in eliminating extreme poverty. In an incredibly compelling, nearly five hour discussion, they discussed issues ranging from water, sanitation, stunting and open defecation to hunger and violence against women and children. The exciting work of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and the Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF) in these areas was shared and discussed....

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Apr 23 2017

WaterSchool Event with GIWA’s WASH on Wheels on Earth Day

On Earth Day, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team organised a beautiful WaterSchool event with GIWA’s WASH on Wheels at Shri Harish Chandra Adarsh Kanya Inter-College. The event was attended by hundreds of students. At the beginning of the program, GIWA’s Sam Herbert, MSW, discussed why it is necessary to save Mother Earth’s precious natural gifts. GIWA’s Shruti Pant then explained why Earth Day celebrations are need of the hour, and described how Earth Day began. She also discussed crucial issues that are impacting our Earth, such as the lack of...

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Apr 10 2017

Hanuman Jayanti – Single-Minded Devotion

Dear Divine Souls, I hope that – by God’s grace – this finds you and all your loved ones in the best of health and happiness at this beautiful time of Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of Lord Shri Hanuman. The celebration of Hanuman Jayanti is a celebration of devotion, a celebration of sacrifice, a celebration of surrender. The day commemorates the life of Sri Hanuman, a divine incarnation who embodies the perfect devotee. Hanumanji was the son of the God of wind. History of Sri Hanuman and Hanuman Jayanti In the Heavenly, Divine Realms,...

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Apr 07 2017

Pujya Swamiji and Mananiya LK Advaniji Discuss Solutions to Pollution

During Mananiya LK Advaniji visit, important discussions took place in the presence of Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder, Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance India (GIWA), led by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary General, GIWA, about the many solutions to the pollution and the multi-faceted threats facing our National River Ganga and our planet. They discussed and lauded the landmark verdict of the Uttarakhand High Court, which ordered that the Ganga River and its major tributaries such as the River Yamuna and Gangotri glacier, be granted rights...

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Apr 05 2017

Ram Navami Blessings: The Message of Bhagwan Rama’s Life

On Ram Navami we celebrate the divine time when Bhagwan Vishnu manifested on Earth in the form of Bhagwan Rama. The Ramayana gives us the message of Bhagwan Rama’s life and teachings. The word “Rama” literally means one who is divinely blissful and who gives joy to others, and one in whom the sages rejoice. As the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhiji, collapsed to his death after having been viciously shot, he had no words of vengeance or anger for his murderers. Rather, the only words which escaped his lips...

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Apr 03 2017

Pujya Swamiji Meets with Dr. PB Salimji, Secretary of Minority Affairs in Kolkata

During Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji recent visit to Kolkata, He had a beautiful meeting with Dr. PB Salimji, Secretary, Government of West Bengal, Minority Affairs and Former District Magistrate of Nadia. Dr Salimji is a great role model of the incredible change dynamic, dedicated and deeply committed leadership can bring to making a truly Clean & Green Mela. Dr PB Salimji’s leadership has been pivotal in creating a Mela with a Message, by making the Ganga Sagar Mela a swachh (clean) and sundar (beautiful), one that is free from open...

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