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Dec 18 2017

Women Pledge for Swachh Bharat and Empowerment in Uttar Pradesh

A unique celebration of the divine feminine and women’s critical role in the Swachh Bharat Mission took place in Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh recently. Tens of thousands of women from local village areas gathered with great excitement and enthusiasm for the Shakti Sammelan, focused on women’s empowerment and upliftment. The sammelan concluded with a huge, mega event attended by women from villages across Uttar Pradesh graced by the presence and inspiring words of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, President of Parmarth Niketan...

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Dec 15 2017

Historic Proposal Floated to Declare River Ganga as UNESCO World Heritage Site

In a private meeting today with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji in Delhi, a historic proposal was put forward to Hon’ble Union Cultural Minister, Shri Mahesh Sharma, to declare the River Ganga a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recently, the Kumbha Mela, which takes place in two locations on the Ganga, was formally recognized on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Recognizing the Ganga itself for its cultural heritage would be an important next step towards preserving the riverine system, which supports some 500 million human lives. Said HH Pujya...

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Dec 10 2017

UN Conference on Prevention of Atrocity Crimes

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati were recently part of the conference by United Nations Office of Genocide Prevention, KAICIID and the World Council of Churches on Preventing Incitement that could lead to Atrocity Crimes in #ASEAN countries in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was led and guided by Adama Dieng, Under Secretary-General and United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Senior Adviser to KAICIID Dialogue Center, Bishop Duleep Kamil De Chickera, Bishop of Colombo, World Council of Churches, and graced by the presence of Imam Umer...

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Dec 09 2017

Regional Conference for Business Excellence for Sustaining High Performance

The Regional Conference for Business Excellence for Sustaining High Performance was recently held on the KDMIPE Campus, ONGC Limited in Dehradun, and was inaugurated by many esteemed guests including the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand Dr. KK Paul, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Dr. A K Balyan, CEO Oil and Gas, Reliance Infra, Dr S Rangnekar, Professor DOMS, IIT Roorkee, Dr Avinash Joshi, Uttarakhand Peyjal Nigam and many others. Pujya Swami graced the conference with His wisdom and inspiration sharing how...

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Dec 09 2017

International Human Rights Awards Ceremony

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ was honoured with the Global Peace Award and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ with the Ambassador of Peace Award at the 7th International Human Rights Awards Ceremony in Delhi, organised by All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice (AICHLS, with National Council Of News & Broadcasting (NCNB), Asian Human Rights Council (AHRC) , Amnesty Worldwide (AW) , Universal Mission For Peace And Harmony (UMPH) and International Institute Of Human Rights Studies (IIHRS). Pujya Swamiji was honoured with the Global Peace Award for His tireless service to...

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Dec 02 2017

Begin Right Away, Use Your Willpower

This article was published on The Speaking Tree, here. So frequently in life we think,  ‘Just one more year’,  and then I will simplify my life,  minimising luxuries.  ‘Just one more year, ’ and I will dedicate more time to meditation,  seva and sadhana. ‘Just one more year, ’ and I will delve into the divine depths of spirituality…. We continue to put off valuable life-changes until ‘tomorrow, ’and unfortunately, ‘tomorrow’never comes. … We are deluded,  deceived and blinded by the power of maya. Thus,  we continue to find excuses for...

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Dec 01 2017

Pujya Swamiji Inspires Ethics, Spirituality & Sustainability Conference

International Conference on Ethics, Sustainability & Spirituality was organized in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, on Friday, December 1, 2017 by Green Earth Alliance International (GEA) in association with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and Parmarth Niketan​ (Rishikesh). Pujya Swamiji blessed and graced the occasion. Sharing His words of wisdom about conscious “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)” rooted first in “Human Social Responsibility,” He said, “Our rishis and saints have said that life is not to HAVE more but to BE more. Having more on the outside does not bring us happiness, fulfillment of peace....

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Nov 28 2017

Valedictory Session of Gandhian Conference with President of India

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Presented with the HSS Mahatma Gandhi Lifetime Peace and Service Award by hands of HE the President DELHI- President Ram Nath Kovind today concluded a historic Summit of Gandhian, Tribal and Faith leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan with an intimate Valedictory Session. Over the weekend, the Summit had been meeting at Gandhi Ashram in Kingsway Camp, Delhi, to discuss, inspire and deliberate on pressing issues, with a foremost focus on the Swachh Bharat Mission, environmental protection and social...

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Nov 25 2017

Hon’ble Vice President of India Inaugurates the Gandhian Conference

GANDHI ASHRAM, DELHI- Hon’ble Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu​ joined forces with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, President of Parmarth Niketan​, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Harijan Sevak Sangh​ President, Shri Sankar Kumar Sanyal​lji and GIWA’s revered spiritual leaders of India’s many faiths, to inspire 3000 Gandhian and tribal representatives from across India to become trailblazers for a Swachh Bharat. This historic event was jointly organized by the Harijan Sevak Sangh (founded by Mahatma Gandhi) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance under the collective leadership and vision of Professor Sankar...

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