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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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Sep 29 2018

Meeting with HE the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji met with Hon’ble President of India Respected Shri Ram Nath Kovindji at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.  Together they discussed Swachh Bharat, ODF+, the "Sewage to Selfie Point" initiative, Kumbh Mela 2019, cleaning Mother Ganga, and more.  They also resented him with our Himalayan Declaration from Himalaya Diwas & Global Interfaith WASH Alliance draft water charter. It was so nice to have met our Hon’ble President of India #RamNathKovind ji to discuss @swachhbharat, #ODF+, #SewagetoSelfie point, #KumbhMela2019 & more. We presented him w/ our #Himalayandeclaration from #HimalayaDiwas & @wash_alliance’s draft #watercharter....

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Sep 25 2018

Gandhian Thought is the Real GDP of India

Gandhian Thought to be Promoted in Upcoming Kumbh Mela as the real GDP of India Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Chief Guest for Sadbhavana Conclave at the Gandhi Ashram Harijan Sevak Sangh DELHI: A special Sadbhavana Conclave took place today at Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Sevak Sangh Headquarters in Delhi today. The meeting commemorated the anniversary of the historic Poona Pact, which was drawn by the joint consultation between Mahatma Gandhiji and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar led to the establishment of Harijan Sevak Sangh* on September 24, 1932 following a large public meeting held in...

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