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May 10 2016

Swachhta Kranti at Simhastha Mahakumbh

The Simhastha Mahakumbh, Ujjain turned into Green Kumbh - A Mela with a vision of clean and green India as the Swachhta Kranti campaign there was led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. He stated, “The world is as we dream it, and it is time for a new dream. Every day, 1,200 children die needlessly in India due to lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. The deaths are a result of our bad habits....

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May 02 2016

Kshipra Chunari Mahotsava at Simhastha Maha Kumbh 2016

A beautiful and grand Chunari Mahotsav was organized on the holy banks of the River Kshipra during the Simhastha Kumbha Mahaparv with the blessings and inspiration of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of the Ganga Action Parivar. The ceremony was blessed and joined by Pujya Acharya Pundrik Goswamiji, eminent Kathakar, who also led an important sankalp (pledge) to bring an end to the practice of open defecation as well as to keep our sacred rivers free from...

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Mar 30 2016

International Yoga Festival 2016

More than 1200 participants from more than 85 countries participated in this year’s International Yoga Festival. Classes were held from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more than 70 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from nearly 20 countries around the world. Ashtanga Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Bharat Yoga, Deep Yoga, Shintoh Yoga and Somatics Yoga are just a few of the more than 150 different offerings throughout the week....

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Nov 10 2015

“Compassion in Action” in Monterrey, Mexico

The Seventh Annual Worldwide Meeting on Human Values took place in Monterrey, Mexico, in which HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh, India) and Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation and Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, were warmly welcomed as Spiritual Leaders and keynote speakers. They led two special programs on “Love and Consciousness in Action” with founder/President of Organic India, Shri Bharat Mitra, one was a main keynote address and the other a longer,...

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Jun 24 2015

Rebuilding Buddha Mandir in Earthquake Hit Nepal

The eighth day of the green Shri Ram Katha at Parmarth Niketan by Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapu was joined by Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Dr. Pranav Pandyaji, Vice-Chancellor of Dev Sanskriti Vishwa Vidyala, Haridwar and Acharya Balkrishanji, Vice-Chancellor of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of Divine Shakti Foundation. The symbolic inauguration of reconstruction project of a sacred Buddha temple in an Earthquake devastated Nepal village was gracefully carried out, just after the Katha, by blessed hands of our respected saints. The rehabilitation project has been inspired, led and...

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May 05 2015

Buddha Purnima: Rebuilding Buddha Temple in Earthquake Hit Nepal

Today on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Inspiration behind Project Hope, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Co-founder/Chairman of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, inspired an earthquake affected village of Lamas, nestled in the mountains of Nepal, to come together and rebuild their ancient and beautiful Buddha Temple. Like many of the houses in the Saanga Village, their sacred shrine remains shattered with the ancient and beautiful idol of Lord Buddha, other deities, ancient scriptures and texts lying tattered and scattered...

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May 05 2015

Pujya Swamiji’s Message for Nepal

During Pujya Swamiji's recent visit to Nepal He spoke with such deep compassion for His brothers and sisters in Nepal. He reminded them that India stands with them during this time. He assured them that Project Hope and all its dedicated volunteers will continue to serve the people of Nepal with relief material as well as to help in rebuilding their villages, their temples, their home and their hearts....

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Apr 20 2015

Serve the Planet, Save the Planet

Pujya Swamiji urges and reminds us during Ganga Aarti, 'There can be a PLAN A and PLAN B but there can not be a PLANET B.' He gives the example of Sao Paulo, Brazil and California having less than one year of fresh water left. He asks us, 'how many Californias and Sao Paolous will we create until we realize that we have to act now to preserve and save our water resources and our Earth.' He urges everyone to take the green pledge and plant at least one tree...

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Apr 10 2015

My Tree & My School Programme

Pujya Swamiji talks about how He would like to hold a tree plantation programme in schools this monsoon. If every child plants one tree in his school, there will be enough trees for us to enjoy and enough fruits for the monkeys to enjoy....

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