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Oct 20 2018

Pujya Swamiji Addresses Thousands of RSS Path-Sanchalan

Chief guest and President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ addressed thousands of swayamsevaks (volunteers) participated before their path-sanchalan (route march) taken out by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to mark Vijayadashami on Friday in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The marchers making their way through the main roads of the city were welcomed at many places enroute and their discipline was an impressive site to behold by all. Over 7000 swayamsevaks attired in new uniform of RSS white shirt and khaki pants, took part in the path-sanchalan. RSS flag...

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Oct 20 2018

Saryu Aarti Blessed by Pujya Swamiji

The beautiful evening Aarti held on the banks of the Saryu River in Ayodhya was graced and blessed by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ at the warm invitation of the Mayor of Ayodhya, Shri Rishikesh Upadhyay​ and the organisers of the Ayodhya Kala Utsav​, co-curators of the Festival Shri Shantanu Gupta​ji and Shri Pushkar Sharma​ji. Pujya Swamiji who has been the inspiration behind countless Aartis across the banks of Mother Ganga, as well as popularising the ancient ceremony overseas and is most noted for the incredible Ganga Aarti He leads at...

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Oct 19 2018

Pujya Swamiji Meets with Niti Ayog CEO

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji met with NITI Aayog CEO Shri Amitabh Kant this week along with other officers of Niti Ayog including Shri Yaduvendra Mathur, Addtnl Secy, Shri Sanjay Kumar Singh, Director and others. During this important meeting, Pujya Swamiji shared: Ganga Rejuvenation: Implementing Decentralized Treatment Technologies and utilizing innovative "Sewage to Selfie" point models to engage local communities to radically transform dialogue around wastewater management. Watch the incredible launch of the pilot plan in Rishikesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGmIk7tje84&t=85s: Read more about the launch of a pilot plan in Lucknow here. Abating Climate Change & Conserving Water:...

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Oct 17 2018

Meeting with Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Saheb in Lucknow

Pujya Swamiji had a divine meeting at the Unity College with Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Saheb, Vice President, All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, Chairman of Unity College, in Lucknow.  Pujya Swamiji prayed for his long life and good health so that they may continue to walk together and work together, hand in hand and heart in heart, for true “Hariyali” and prosperity in the nation! Pujya Swamiji also welcomed him home to Parmarth Niketan to heal with Ayurveda, Panchkarma, the fresh air of the Himalayas, and the sacred waters of Ganga.  He also met...

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Oct 16 2018

Hand Washing Day celebrated as Heart Washing Day in Lucknow

Valmiki Samaj (a community of sanitation workers) who are responsible for cleaning the sewerage drains of Lucknow were honoured in an event in their own community, in Luv Kush Nagar, Indira Nagar, Luckow, by Pujya Swamiji today just along the Kukrail Naadi, along whose banks just a few days ago Pujya Swamiji had inaugurated UP’s first Sewage to Selfie point with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of UP MYogiAdityanath​ji and Hon’ble Union Urban Development Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari​ji and many others. Pujya Swamiji first paid homage to Mahatma Gandhiji and Babasaheb Ambedkar....

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Oct 14 2018

Ayodhya Art Festival

A beautiful, innovative and inspiring Ayodha Art Festival, at the holy land of Ayodhya was concluded by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Pujya Mahant Nritya Gopal Dasji blessing and awarding the finalists in the grande finale of the three day festival. Thousands of artists applied, a few hundred were selected and only a handful were selected as finalists. The Festival was made possible by the Mayor of Ayodhya, Rishikesh Upadhyay​, and co-curated by Shantanu Gupta​ & Pushkar Sharma. The top three award recipients received cash prizes. The festival had the theme "Rama...

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Oct 12 2018

Pujya Swamiji Offers Shradhanjali & Message of Swami Gyanswaroop Sanandji

Pujya Swamiji offers His shradhanjali and respect to the mission and the message of Swami Gyanswaroop Sanandji (Professor Dr GD Agarwalji) and says, "He lived for Ganga and died for Ganga. I believe that if Ganga Thrives, India Thrives and if Ganga Dies, India Dies. Therefore, let us all pledge to work together and serve tirelessly together to preserve and protect our River Ganga, not just as a clean river but in it's essence, completing his mission, that will be our real shradhanjali to him." A special shradhanjali & moment of...

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Oct 10 2018

From Sewage Point to Selfie Point in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Today saw the historic and pivotal inauguration of a innovative, simple and effective Physico-Chemical Remediation Treatment System using Geotube Technology at the Kukrail Nala, Lucknow with the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mahant Shri Yogi Adityanath​ji, Hon'ble Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari​ji, with the inspiration, suggestion and divine vision of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Khanna BJP​ji, Hon'ble Minister for Technical Education & Medical Education, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ashutosh Tandon (Gopal...

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Oct 02 2018

Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave

Pujya Swamiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, and our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team participated in the Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave (MGISC) by the Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the United Nations and more than 100 ministers, senior delegates and representatives from 50 countries. The Convention shared the massive strides India has taken towards achieving universal safe sanitation, celebrating Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary. The Conclave was inaugurated by the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji on the 29th September. Great honor to speak at the...

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Oct 02 2018

Pujya Swamiji on NDTV’s Banega Swachh India Cleanathon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5B463jRcW0 "Time has come for all faith leaders that sanitation and meditation should go together", says Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and spiritual head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). Swami Chidanand talks about plan to bringing all 'dharm gurus' during the Kumbh to organise inter faith programmes on sanitation and cleanliness.Talking about Ganga pollution, he says, "Given the state of the river, before we bathe in Ganga we must give bath to Ganga." GIWA Founder @PujyaSwamiji inspires us to work on the ground plan while the...

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