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Feb 05 2017

Inauguration of the Char Dham Bus Stand Bio-Toilet, Rishikesh

Sanitation and Meditation come together in Rishikesh at the Public Bio-Toilet Inauguration at the Char Dham Bus Stand HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder Ganga Action Parivar and President of Parmarth Niketan, graced and blessed the official inauguration ceremony of the new eco-friendly, public bio-digester toilets built at Char Dham Bus Stand, Rishikesh. He was joined by Executive Director of BHEL HEEP Haridwar Shri Prakash Chandji, Shri SK Agarwal, General Manager BHEL, along with members of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry...

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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 Swamiji Speaks At Kalachakra 2017

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, greets His Holiness the Dalai Lama as representative of the Hindu religion in Kalachakra, January 2017, and talks about the importance of interfaith unity and for all faiths to work towards a clean, green Earth for all....

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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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