A short introduction to HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” Selflessly dedicated to the welfare of all, He leads, directs and inspires numerous, wide-scale service initiatives. Pujya Swamiji is President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, in Rishikesh, one of the largest interfaith, spiritual institutions in India. He is the Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the world’s first-ever international interfaith initiative which brings together the world’s faiths as allies in ensuring every child around the world has access to safe, life-giving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). He is the Founder of Ganga Action Parivar (GAP), a global family dedicated to the preservation of the River Ganga and Her tributaries, including solid waste management, wastewater management, and awareness and educational outreach to make His vision a reality. As the Founder of the Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF), He is dedicated to the holistic well-being of women, their children, orphaned/abandoned children, and to all of Mother Nature. He also Founded and is Chairman of the India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF), an international, non-profit, humanitarian foundation which launched the first-ever International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, as well as ashrams and medical clinics in the sacred land of Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. He is the inspiration for the International Yoga Festival, held in Rishikesh annually for almost two decades.