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Jun 20 2017

Meet & Greet with International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N.

A special meet and greet was held to warmly welcome Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji to the United Nations​ and New York ahead of the International Day of Yoga celebrations by the International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N, coordinated by Ms. Denise Scotto, United Nations Advisor, International Policy Speaker. Fruitful discussions were held on how to take yoga off the mat and into the world, by serving our world family and working to achieve the SDGs. The inspiring and multi-facetted work being done by...

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Jun 05 2017

Concluding Ceremony of the You Are the Solution Summit

The Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr Krishna Kant Paulji was welcomed to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) for the valedictory session of the Summit, in which he was joined on stage by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ delegation led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, consisting of Acharya Roopchandra Muniji, from Jain faith, Jathedar Patna Saheb Giani Iqbal Singhji, Kiranjot Kaur​, from Sikh faith, Mufti Nasihur Rahman Qasimi​ji, from Muslim faith and many others in an inspiring concluding ceremony. Said Dr KK Paulji, “the efforts being made by Parmarth Niketan for...

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Jun 04 2017

You Are the Solution Summit Day 2

The second day of the “You are the Solution Summit of Leaders,” organised by the The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, continued in the International Conference Hall near the World Toilet College at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Speakers from the government, corporate, media and civil society shared their success stories on how they have been agents of change in reviving, restoring and cleaning their local water bodies. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith delegation shared their commitments and suggestions with Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Prakash Pantji, Government of Uttarakhand...

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Jun 03 2017

Inauguration of the You Are the Solution Summit

Eminent faith leaders, captains of industry, entertainment stars, development experts, media luminaries, and representatives from global bodies including the United Nations assembled at Parmarth Niketan for a historic two-day summit to help ensure a Swachh and Water-Secure future for India. With the technical support of UNICEF and in association with other partners, the two-day You Are the Solution Summit of Leaders was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). GIWA is the world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world...

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Jun 03 2017

Pujya Swamiji’s 65th Green Birthday Celebrations

Pujya Swamiji’s Green Birthday celebrations started with sacred Vedic chanting filling the morning air as the Ekdasa Rudra Homa was performed on the holy banks of Mother Ganga by rishikanya (female Gurukul students). Pujya Sant Shri Ramesh Bhai Ozaji (Bhaishri), Pujya Swami Maheshwaranandaji, Pujya Swami Vedvigyanandji, Ven Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and so many other revered saints and dignitaries joined Pujya Swamiji to wish Him a blessed and divine, green birthday. A beautiful interfaith breakfast followed. Thereafter, Pujya Swamiji welcomed the Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India,...

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May 15 2017

Women Economic Forum

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji lauded the Women Economic Forum for honoring, respecting and celebrating the divine feminine, leading the way towards more holistic development and economic growth. Women leaders from around the world, from business, politics, entrepreneurship to entertainment came together in the theme of creativity in leadership and in entrepreneurship. Sadhviji beautifully shared that in order to be creative we must have our hearts open. She emphasized that women must stay connected to their Divine Shakti/Divine Feminine core and heart because that is really the leadership needed in the...

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May 08 2017

Faith Leaders come together for Ganga Grams & Green Pilgrimages

Pujya MM Swami Gurusharananandji Maharaji, Karshnipeethadeshwar, Ramanreti, Mathura and Jagadguru Ramandacharya Pujya Swami Hansdevacharyaji, Haridwar joined HH Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji at the Parmarth Organic Farm in Veerpur for a special tree plantation. During their visit, they learned about the wonderful green activities being undertaken by the Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance for building toilets, promoting #sanitation and #hygiene programmes and making the village #opendefecationfree. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji shared that a number of toilets had already been built and plans were being made to make...

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Apr 29 2017

GIWA and GAP Sign MOU with WWF-India

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar signed an MOU with WWF-India to join hands together in our work for Ganga, water wildlife and our divine Mother Earth’s gorgeous life-giving and life-sustaining natural habitat. We had an official MOU signing event at their headquarters in Delhi yesterday. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1889927187912514.1073741884.1483177965254107&type=1&l=f671294c73"]...

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Apr 28 2017

Inauguration of the India Sanitation Conclave

India Sanitation Coalition- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Sanitation Awards and the India Sanitation Conclave 2017 was recently inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, Minister of Railway, Government of India, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water & Science, Government of India, Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation Coalition and Past President, FICCI, Shri Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Ms Rita Roy Choudhuryji, Senior Director & Head, Environment, Climate Change, Renewable Energy Water Division, India Sanitation Coalition Secretariat,...

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Apr 25 2017

Meeting on Faith-Based Organizations at the World Bank

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji participated at a high level roundtable held by Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank during their Spring Meetings, on the role of faith, faith leaders and faith based organizations in eliminating extreme poverty. In an incredibly compelling, nearly five hour discussion, they discussed issues ranging from water, sanitation, stunting and open defecation to hunger and violence against women and children. The exciting work of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and the Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF) in these areas was shared and discussed....

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