Breaking Bread: Faith and Food Forge the way to Zero Hunger
A bhandara (divine feast for all) happens almost everyday at Parmarth Niketan. However, on #WorldFoodDay here is how we are forging a faith-inspired path to Zero Hunger. Here are some highlights of how in coming together and eating together, on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, we are breaking not just bread but borders and boundaries of caste, colour, creed, race, religion and region. Inspired by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji these beautiful feasts (bhandaras) bring together saints and sanitation workers, professionals and pilgrims. In so doing, we are doing our little part, every day, in helping ensure access to food, good nutrition and wellness to all. Here on the banks of Mother Ganga, at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), under Pujya Swamiji’s leadership and vision, food and faith come together as one.
Because as Pujya Swamiji says, “there is not a global food shortage, global water shortage or a global land shortage, there is only a global consciousness shortage.”