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Nov 23 2016

GIWA Interfaith Leaders Meet during the Global Citizen Festival

On occasion of the Global Citizen India Festival in Mumbai, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s core leaders met internally, with the technical support of UNICEF India, to discuss how each of them would commit and contribute to concrete actions towards their collective mission to improve WASH and work towards #SDG6 within their congregations and communities. The meeting was opened and welcomed by GIWA India’s Founder Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and moderated by Pujya Swamiji and GIWA’s Secretary General, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. Interfaith leaders taking part in the discussions included: HE Drukpa...

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Nov 20 2016

GIWA pledges at the Global Citizen Festival

Leaders representing India’s six major faiths brought an audience of more than one lakh people to their feet as all joined hands and pledged to join forces at Mumbai’s Global Citizen Festival for a Swachhta Kranti (Clean Revolution): India’s burgeoning social movement to protect and save lives by ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to healthy, sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The historic Festival, which attracted a global audience of some 1 billion people, is renowned for its unique mission for drawing together youth who are motivated to take actions for...

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Nov 19 2016

Roundtable Leading Upto the Global Citizen Festival

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Roundtable on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) for All, organised with the technical support of UNICEF India, took place on the lead up to the Global Citizen India Festival in Mumbai recently. It was a unique opportunity for GIWA’s Interfaith Leaders, led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, GIWA’s Co-Founder, beautifully moderated by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, GIWA’s Secretary General, with the support of UNICEF, joined by Media and Business Leaders who came together to talk & pledge for working towards fulfilling #SDG6. Respected Shiv Khemka of...

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Nov 18 2016

Interfaith Leaders Give Keys to Clean & Green India to Students

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation came together with interfaith leaders of the American Jewish Committee to hand over the newly built bio-toilets and recently launched school herbal garden to the students of the Kendriya Vidyalaya school. A symbolic key, prepared by the students, was handed over by the respected faith leaders to the children as a symbol that with this green technology and curriculum, focused on preservation and protection of our environment and natural resources, they too can have the keys to unlock a...

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Nov 16 2016

Historic Dev Diwali Celebrations in Varanasi

On the auspicious occasion of Dev Diwali and Kartik Purnima, an incredible and historic Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp 2016 (Interfaith Cleaniness and Harmony Pledge) took place on the 14th November on the Assi Ghat. It was led by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance(GIWA) Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, GIWA’s Secretary General Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, blessed by GIWA’s Faith Leaders from India’s many faiths and the American Jewish Committee (AJC). Highlights from the historic event included performances by Sivamani, Runa Rizvi Sivamani and special visit of Kailash Kher for a confluence of...

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Nov 13 2016

Pujya Swamiji Leads Lakhs in Pledge at Ajmer Sharif Shrine

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji brought a crowd of lakhs to their feet in a beautiful display of interfaith harmony at the famous Ajmer Sharif Shrine- Dargah Shariff of Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chisty during the 33rd General Session of the Jamiat Ulama I Hindi on November 13, 2016. The theme of the large plenary session was “Islam’s message of universal peace and India’s pluralism and diversity – the way to holistic development.” Some 2 lakh people from Muslim Communities across India and around the world gathered together to hear messages of...

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Nov 08 2016

Large-Scale Clean Up: Swachh, Sundar Swargashram

A beautiful and large scale clean up took place in Swargashram, Rishikesh where more than 300 participants from the Swaminarayan Sadhana Shivir, led by Pujya Madhavpriya Swamiji, taking place in Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) were inspired and encouraged by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji to bring spirituality and sadhana (devotional practice) into action. They were encouraged to have the name of the lord, Jai Swaminarayan, on their lips and the work of the lord, serving selflessly for a Swachh Bharat (Clean India), in their hands. It was beautifully explained that just as spiritual...

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Nov 04 2016

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Meet with Pope Francis in Rome

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati met with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome as part of a two day International Symposium on Interreligious Sharing and Witnessing about Mercy for Peace and Reconciliation organized by KAICIID and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The Symposium brought together top leaders of the world’s major religions to reflect upon the concept on Mercy in the world’s religions, and the crucial role it can and must play in peace and reconciliation. Pujya Swamiji presented His Holiness Pope Francis with an elaichimala...

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Nov 01 2016

Diwali Celebrations Brings Light and Love to All

Divine Diwali celebrations at Parmarth Niketan, with the blessings of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, brought together people from all across the world and around India. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s inspiring words encouraged people from all walks of life to reflect on the deeper meaning and purpose of this beautiful festival of lights. Pujya Swamiji shared how the Indian spiritual culture believed that everyday should be an ustav (a celebration) and explained that the root of the word utsav (uts) meant roots. He shared that these celebrations were opportunities...

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Oct 30 2016

Interfaith Leaders Celebrate Diwali with Soldiers at Border

Today the nation is united in salutation to every soldier who keeps our lives safe and free from terror, violence and fear. The nation honours the sacrifices that our army and security forces make every day and every moment to guard our borders. As Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Respected Shri Narendra Modiji recently urged the nation to boost the morale of our soldiers – the Army, Naval forces, Air Force and all security forces – by sending them greetings on Diwali. In this spirit, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Pujya...

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