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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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Jan 31 2014

Pujya Swamiji at People’s SAARC Inter-Faith Meet for Peace in South Asia

"People's SAARC: Inter-Faith Meet for Peace, Harmony and Solidarity in South Asia" was organised by the Observer Research Foundation Mumbai and Minhaj-ul-Quran. The main participants in the conference were: Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (He participated in the conference through a live video link from Canada.); His Holiness Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Spiritual Head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Founder, India Heritage Research Foundation, co-founder Global Interfaith WASH Alliance); His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias (Archbishop of Bombay, President of Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, and member of the advisory council appointed by...

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Jan 27 2014

Foundation Stone Laying of Bio-Toilet Marked with a Green Pledge

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance-India, inspired Vivek Oberoi, famous Bollywood actor and humanitarian, to lay the first foundation stones for the bio-toilet complex in LMS Degree College (Rishikesh). The bio-toilet is part of GAP’s 6T’s (Toilets, Trees, Taps, Trash, Tracks and Tigers) Programme that has been conceived and has thrived under Pujya Swamiji’s vision and leadership. With this spirit, after the foundation stone ceremony Pujya Swamiji and Vivek Oberoi took part in a tree plantation...

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Jan 25 2014

MoU Ceremony for Biosand Water Filter

On the third day of a Biosand Water Filter training workshop hosted at Parmarth, the 25th of January, a formal MoU ceremony was signed between the organizations SAPWII, FWFW, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and GAP to train and distribute Biosand Water Filters in the flood-recovering Himalayan state. On the occasion Hon’ble State Minister of Education and Water, Shri Mantri Prasad Naithaniji shared, ‘It is truly a testament to the dedication of Project Hope and Pujya Swamiji who has been able to connect so many people from not only all...

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Jan 14 2014

PEOPLE’S SAARC: Inter-Faith Meet for Peace, Harmony and Solidarity in South Asia

The “PEOPLE’S SAARC: Inter-Faith Meet for Peace, Harmony and Solidarity in South Asia”, was held in Mumbai last week. It was jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation Mumbai and Minhaj-ul-Quran International (India). About 10 leaders of different religions were called to guide the foundation of the People’s SAARC. Joining via live video link from Toronto, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri gave a beautiful speech in which he called upon both Pakistanis and Indians to inaugurate a new chapter of mutual goodwill, friendship and cooperation in their relationship. All the outstanding problems...

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Dec 30 2013

New Year Blessings: A New Year – A New You

At this time of the New Year inevitably people make resolutions, vows, promises and goals to become “new” in some way.  We are always looking for some pill, some book or some practice we can use to become “newer and better.”   These days there is talk everywhere about the “Secret to Youth.” Advertisements, commercials, billboards and magazines coax us to purchase their products, subscribe to their services or attend their retreats in order to attain the elusive Fountain of Youth. It is not merely wrinkle-free skin and shiny black...

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Nov 19 2013

KAICIID Global Forum – Vienna, Austria

In November, Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, played an important role in the Global Forum of KAICIID (King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue) in Vienna, Austria. The Centre was officially inaugurated in November 2012 in Vienna and the 18th – 19th November, 2013 saw its first Global Forum of more than 600 religious leaders, policy makers, and social leaders from all the world’s major religions. A project of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz...

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