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May 31 2015

Visit to DSF’s Triyuginarayan Livelihood Centre

A visit to the newly constructed livelihoods centre was the next stop in Pujya Swamiji’s yatra to Kedarnath where He met and spent time with the beneficiaries. Several of the women, who had lost their husbands in the floods, were so glad to get a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives- as Pujya Swamiji said, that along with weaving sweaters, shawls and many other garments they were also weaving their lives with hope and healing. Plans for a grand inauguration of the centre as well as a resilient...

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May 31 2015

Visit to Devprayag

On the beautiful yatra to Rudraprayag and Kedarnath led by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji and joined by Bharat Mitraji, Founder-President of Organic India, and Shri Dinesh Shahraji, Managing Director of Ruchi Soya, Ms. Kiran Bali, Global Chair of United Religions Initiative, as well as devotees of Parmarth Niketan and Rishikumars from Parmarth Gurukul. The first stop along the yatra was the sacred town of Devprayag, where the holy rivers Alakananda from Badrinath, Mandakini from Kedarnath and Bhagirathi come together to form the National River Ganga. The Alakananda and Mandakini join in...

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May 08 2015

Ganga Gyan Dhara: Samgra Samvaad

Today eminent environmentalists, scientists, revered spiritual-religious leaders, dedicated members of the civil society and esteemed members of administration came together in a conference organized by Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan, India in collaboration with Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance-India, under the flagship project entitled ‘Ganga Gyan Dhara’ an initiative of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to create a comprehensive database of all organizations, institutions, urban local bodies and everyone directly connected to or serving Mother Ganga all along Her stretch. The prime objective was to bring together...

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May 07 2015

Pujya Swamiji Meets Patients as well as Doctors in Nepal

During His recent visit Pujya Swamiji visited the Chirayu National Hospital & Medical Institute and lauded the service that Mr. Sangay Gurungji, founder of the hospital and Medical Coordinator of the Project Hope team, was carrying out to bring quality health-care services to as many needy people as possible. Pujya Swamiji spent time with the patients and also met with doctors, including Orthopaedic Doctors, Surgeons, Paediatricians, Neurosurgeons and many others, and inspired them to keep serving the needy and affected population as well as to encourage their friends and colleagues...

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May 06 2015

Pujya Swamiji in Nepal

Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Inspiration behind Project Hope, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, recently visited Nepal to bless Project Hope’s relief and rehabilitation efforts as well as to inspire the Project Hope team who are tirelessly serving under His divine vision to help the survivors of the recent Earthquake. During His visit, Pujya Swamiji personally distributed relief material such as tents, tripals, blankets, solar lanterns, clothes and other necessities to many remote villages in Nepal. Already two large trucks of relief...

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May 05 2015

National Secretary of BJP Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat meets with Pujya Swamiji

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) welcomed Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji, National Secretary of BJP, In Charge of BJP Jharkhand State, Ex-Cabinet Minister of Government of Uttarakhand, to Parmarth Niketan today. They discussed Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji’s, vital vision and mission for Namami Gange as well as ways in which to engage the masses to take ownership and responsibility in this campaign to restore a clean and free-flowing River Ganga and Her tributaries. Pujya Swamiji also shared with him numerous...

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May 05 2015

Buddha Purnima: Rebuilding Buddha Temple in Earthquake Hit Nepal

Today on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Inspiration behind Project Hope, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Co-founder/Chairman of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, inspired an earthquake affected village of Lamas, nestled in the mountains of Nepal, to come together and rebuild their ancient and beautiful Buddha Temple. Like many of the houses in the Saanga Village, their sacred shrine remains shattered with the ancient and beautiful idol of Lord Buddha, other deities, ancient scriptures and texts lying tattered and scattered amongst the rubble. Pujya...

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Apr 30 2015

External Affairs Minister to Inaugurate DSF’s Livelihoods Centre

Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swarajji, was warmly invited by Pujya Swamiji to inaugurate DSF’s newly completed Tryuginarayan Women’s Liveihood Centre. Pujya Swamiji shared that she, as the very embodiment of Sacred and Powerful Shakti (Divine Feminine), would be the most ideal and most inspiring women to open this centre, symbolically opening the doors of hope and healing in the hearts and the lives of countless Himalayan women. DSF has joined together with Mandakini Women Weavers of Garhwal in partnership with the Government of Uttarakhand, and Panchachuli Women Weavers of...

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Apr 29 2015

Project Hope Swings Into Action for Nepal

After hearing about the tragic earthquakes that have devastated Nepal, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati has inspired and led Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Divine Shakti Foundation and Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh – along with many other dedicated partners – to work together as one team, under the Project Hope umbrella, with one theme: to serve our brothers and sisters in Nepal during this tragic time. Project Hope, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh just dispatched a huge truck-load of essential supplies to Nepal this morning and is in constant contact with our team of over 50 volunteers in Nepal, where they...

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Apr 16 2015

Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative

Today Pujya Swamiji served as the Hindu representative at the World Bank’s flagship event at the opening of their annual Spring Meeting on the role of faith leaders in eradicating poverty with Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. Other leaders on the panel included: Mohamed Ashmawey, CEO Islamic Relief Worldwide Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service Carolyn Woo, President and CEO Catholic Relief Services Vinya S. Ariyaratne, General Secretary, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement The panel was moderated by Jerome Socolovsky, Religion Correspondent for Voice of America. Pujya Swamiji spoke about how Hindu Dharma teaches us...

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