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Sep 06 2019

Second Phase of Historic Aman Ekta Hariyali Yatra Hits Gujarat

Message of Love and Brotherhood is the wave that Interfaith Leaders Encourage to combat Climate Change and Water Scarcity Gujarat: As the beginning of the second phase of the Aman Ekta Hariyali Yatra, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), and Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, Secretary General, Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind (JUH), joined together in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. They started the Yatra from a visit with the Honble Governor of Gujarat Acharya Shri Dev Vratji and were joined and warmly welcomed by Pujya Swami Madhavpriyadasji, President, Swaminarayan Gurukul and...

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Sep 05 2019

Farewell to Plastic. Farewell to Pollution. Convocation Ceremony

BARIELLY: HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji was the Chief Guest of a beautiful Convocation Ceremony at the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly presided by the Chancellor and Uttar Pradesh Governor Smt Anandiben Patelji and the Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Anil Shuklaji. #TeachersDay special story of Honble Governor UP @anandibenpatel & @PujyaSwamiji inspiring #ClimateAction, connection to our roots & service of the nation during a Convocation Ceremony at Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, #Bareilly. Read more: https://t.co/WYU9btU881 pic.twitter.com/E1STl2mvMo— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) September 5, 2019 #TeachersDay special story of Honble...

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Sep 04 2019

GIWA joins UNICEF India at the UNCCD-COP14

Faith Leaders Join Hands with the United Nations and Government Of India to Pledge for Water and to Take Climate Action at the UNCCD-COP14: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification DELHI: An important and vital interfaith panel brought together HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Founder/Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Core GIWA Faith Leaders Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, Secretary General, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and Sardar Paramjit Chandhokji, Chairman of Delhi Gurudwara Bangla Saheb. The session was chaired by Secretary General of GIWA Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and was...

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Sep 03 2019

Historic First Phase of Aman Ekta Hariyali Yatra

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind (JUH) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) join hands and hearts for a Historic Three-Day Peace & Unity Journey From Rishikesh, Haridwar, Saharanpur, Muzzafarnagar, Deoband to Shamli were covered in the First Phase of this Yatra. Gujarat and Delhi to be covered in Second Phase, during this monsoon season. Message spread far and wide to inspire millions across the nation and around the world. Glad to share about our ongoing #HariyaliYatra at #UNCCDCOP14 @India4Land w/@UNICEFIndia & to share actions @wash_alliance is taking to conserve #water, end #desertification &...

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Aug 16 2019

Raksha Bandhan & Indian Independence Day 2019

Yesterday we held a special celebration for Raksha Bandhan and Indian Independence Day Celebrations led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. The day started with flag raising ceremonies in Parmarth Gurukul, Veerpur and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh campus followed by beautiful patriotic songs by our Rishikumars and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati. The Rishikumars then gathered on the ghat for their Janeu Sanskar ceremony on the banks of Maa Ganga, where they performed the sacred rites of receiving their new sacred threads and joined together for a group dip in the...

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Aug 12 2019

Interfaith Gathering in Delhi

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan, joined Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, Secretary General, Jamiat Ulama I Hind, at the Talkatora Stadium admist Maulana Arshad Madani, President, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Maulana Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri, President, JUH with thousands of members of their institutions. Gracing the closing interfaith panel were also India’s Revered Interfaith leaders such as: Ven Lama Lobzang, President, International Buddhist Confederation, Archbishop of Delhi, Dr Anil Cuoto, Acharya Lokesh Muniji, Jain Monk, Sufi Salman Chisthyji of the Ajmer Dargah Sharif, Giani Ranjit Singhji, Chief Granthi, Bangla Saheb Gurudwara Delhi and...

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Jul 31 2019

Swachta Abhiyan Clean Up Program in Rishikesh

As the flow of Kanwad Yatris (Pilgrims) is beginning down, today Param Pujya Swami Ji led a Swachta Abhiyan (clean up program) in the Baghkhala area of Rishikesh, on July 31st, from 8 to 10 am. The swachta abhiyan team included the Rishikumars, our volunteers, as well as the puppets. The abhiyan was a great success, leaving the area clean and green! [gallery columns="4" link="file" ids="30650,30651,30652,30653,30654,30655,30656,30657"]...

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Jul 30 2019

GIWA Puppet Show Teaches WASH to Kanwad Yatris

GIWA’s puppet show has been attracting a lot of attention from the Kanwad Yatris! The clean Ganga educational show story board centres around Mother Ganga and Mother Saraswati rivers, who are going to Lord Shiva to complain about how their waters are being polluted and the filth around them due to open defecation. Lord Shiva replies saying, “Why would humans pollute your waters through open defecation when they worship you and regard you as their Mother?” Lord Shiva then asks Mother Saraswati, “How are you being polluted, when you are flowing...

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Jul 29 2019

Guru Purnima at Hindu Temple of Kentucky

On the sacred day of Guru Purnima, Pujya Swamiji Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji offered a beautiful program at the Hindu Temple in Louisville, Kentucy. This special event followed the spiritual retreat at Dale Hollow Lake State Park that had been held earlier in the week and many of those present at the retreat joined local temple members for satsang, prasad, and a delicious vegetarian meal. The temple priests welcomed Pujya Swamiji and Pujya Sadhviji with divine vedic chanting and prayers. This was followed by an inspiring talk by Sadhviji...

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Jul 28 2019

Guru Purnima Retreat 2019

Over the course of three peace filled days, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji led a beautiful Guru Purnima retreat at the stately resort overlooking a gorgeous lake in the Dale Hollow State Park, Kentucky. The weekend included multiple satsangs each day that covered topics as varied as achieving conscious dharmic relations, faith versus blind faith, and dealing with stress, depression and anxiety. Participants also had many opportunities to ask questions and to have one-on-one audiences with Swamiji and Sadhviji. Each satsang began with an inspiring guided meditation led...

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