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Nov 14 2020

Dhanteras & Diwali – A Time of Giving at Parmarth

Under the direction and with the blessings of Pujya Swamiji we welcomed a group of some the most disadvantaged and impoverished families of Swargashram, Rishikesh for an offering of love and light - plus, some essentials to help make their holiday brighter during the pandemic! With the support of the Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Pipes in partnership with Parmarth Niketan and the Divine Shakti Foundation and it's President Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, this first round of holiday offerings - distributed with all health and safety guidelines of masking and social distancing...

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Nov 10 2020

Good Air E-Summit | War Against Air Pollution

Online Event Gathers Corporate, Government and Interfaith Leaders with Youth and Civil Society Organisations for Fighting Air Pollution Deaths from Toxic Air Claim 1.7 Lakh Lives Each Year; Air Pollution 5th Biggest Cause of Death in the Nation. 10 November 2020, Webinar: As news programs continue to offer constant coverage of the ongoing degradation of India’s air – Bharat ranks as the second most-polluted country behind Bangladesh – the Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council in collaboration with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan brought together some of the Nation’s...

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Nov 07 2020

World Peace and Health Yagna from Parmarth Niketan

Join us from the Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for our sacred Sunday morning for our World Peace Yagna as we pray for the health and well being of the world free from the Corona Virus. We also offer prayers to all of our Corona Warriors and frontline workers working tirelessly around the world. Led HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, joined by Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji with Vedic chanting by Pujya Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and our Parmarth Rishikumar....

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Nov 06 2020

Pujya Swamiji on Water crises & Solution

Water is life. Without water, there is no life and peace. Pujya Swamiji shares with us the importance of water. He shares,” We need to put ourselves into action and come together with a solution. We must improve our way of agriculture & irrigation so it is less water-intensive and more sustainable.” Statistics tells us by the year 2030, 40% of Indians will have no access to drinking water. We all know how alarming this is number is. Let us pledge to work together to save & conserve water and use it wisely....

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Oct 29 2020

Pujya Swamiji & NSA Shri Ajit Dovalji on Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Pujya Swamiji presented the Encyclopedia of Hinduism to NSA Shri Ajit Dovalji on his recent visit to Parmarth Niketan Ashram. It took almost 25 years and the tireless efforts of over 1000 scholars to compile and publish this colossal 11-volume work. It is truly a compendium of thousands of years of history, science, art, architecture, polity, religion, philosophy and culture. Shri Ajit Dovalji expressed gratitude to Pujya Swamiji for his visionary leadership and expressed his eagerness to begin to go through the rest of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, having gone through a...

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Oct 27 2020

Devotion filled mornings at Parmarth

Soak in devotion with this beautiful video of Pujya Swamiji and our Parmarth Rishikumars, where He joins them in picking flowers that had shed from the sacred Parijat tree at the heart of the Ashram. Ensuring that no flower was plucked but all those offered by God would be used to make beautiful mala’s for sringar for Maa Lakshmi – a simple act of devoted service that is at the core of His divine teachings. As Pujya Swamiji so beautifully shares often, “ Seva is about giving attention to someone or...

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Oct 15 2020

Global Handwashing Day Webinar

INTERFAITH LEADERS AND GLOBAL INFLUENCERS UNITE FOR GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY WEBINAR! Collaborative Effort by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joined by WHO, UNICEF India, UNFPA India, United Nations Volunteers and heads of five major faith traditions in India – Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh - come together for an incredible and inspiring panel. 15 OCTOBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI/GENEVA/NEW YORK: Forty percent of the world’s population does not have access to a basic hand-washing facilities. It has been seen, now more than ever during this Covi-19...

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Oct 03 2020

Creating a Covid Secure Gurukul – NDTV and Banega Swasth India Interview Pujya Swamiji

Glad to share this beautiful coverage of our ashram from yesterday on Gandhi Jayanti when NDTV & Dettol India showcased our partnership towards a Covid Secure Gurukul. As we move towards a New Normal, the ashram is instituting measures of greater sanitation, hygiene and health to ensure that we prevent and curb the spread of Covid-19 as well as boost our immunity and promote a greater sense of wellness. In addition to infrastructure we are also committed to capacity building and behaviour change, so you can see our Rishikumars in...

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Sep 24 2020

Address for the Leave No One Behind Webinar

In His address to the Leave No One Behind Webinar organised recently by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in partnership with the WSSCC, and in association with the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, United Nations India and Niti Aayog, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji shared in His powerful and inspiring address, "Our ancient scriptures teach us, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', the world is one family. When we are one then there is no one to leave behind!” He added, “When we work to reach the last one in line first...

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Sep 22 2020

Leave No One Behind Webinar

Lessons learned from Consultations on SDG 6 of 14 vulnerable groups for India’s Voluntary National Review ONLINE EVENT UNITES WASH LEADERS FOR IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Jai Shakti’s Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawatji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder/Chair of GIWA, President of Parmarth Niketan, Renata Lok-Dessallian United Nations India Head, WSSCC’s Deputy ED Sue Coates as well as eminent WASH Leaders for Important Discussions 22 September 2020: A historic webinar was held today at the time of the United Nations General Assembly highlighting the success of the Leave No...

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