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Dec 24 2014

Pujya Swamiji Speaks at Event for Aastha Kunj: An Oasis of Interfaith Harmony

On the auspicious birthday of Respected Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji and Mahamana Pt Madan Mohan Malaviyaji, Pujya Swamiji lauded the Government of India, led by the able leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, in honouring these visionary and patriotic souls with the prestigious Bharat Ratna Award. Pujya Swamiji especially wished Respected Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji a long, healthy and happy life and one that continues to be dedicated to the welfare of the nation. He spoke about His wonderful memory of Shri Vajpayeeji’s presence at the contract signing ceremony...

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Dec 24 2014

Pujya Swamiji Addresses Uday India’s ‘Make In India’ National Conclave

Pujya Swamiji addressed Uday India’s ‘Make In India’ National Conclave at the Vigyan Bhawan, as a part of their sixth anniversary celebrations, with eminent and respected dignitaries including: Shri Rajnath Singhji, Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Jual Oramji, Hon’ble Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Prakash Javadekarji, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwarji, Hon’ble Minister for Textiles Shri G.M.Siddeshwaraji, Hon’ble Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprisers Col Rajyarvardhan Rathoreji, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Eminent industrialists such as Shri NL Jhunjhunwalaji,...

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Dec 18 2014

Pujya Swamiji Speaks at UNICEF India’s Activate Talk on Open Defecation

As part of the celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF organised an Activate Talk on “Innovations to Support Ending Open Defecation”. Experts, innovators and thought-leaders discussed new ways of thinking to address the sanitation crisis in India, approaching the issue from different angles including social and behaviour change, public dialogue and advocacy, policy and youth engagement. Despite the progress done over the last 20 years, India is still home to the world’s largest population of people who defecate in the open,...

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Dec 11 2014

Faith Leaders Come Together for Peace at the World Alliance of Religions

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji recently served as inspiring lights at a conference in Delhi of the Seoul, South Korea-Based World Alliance of Religions. Attending the gathering were eminent leaders, including: HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Mr. Man Hee Lee, Chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light, South Korea Ms. Kim Lee, Chairwoman of International Women Peace Group, South Korea Sardar Manjit Singh, President of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, India Dr. Syed Zafar Mahmood, Zakat Foundation of Interfaith Coalition for Peace, India Imam Umer Ilyasi, President...

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Nov 30 2014

Women for WASH Summit

Rishikesh, 30 November – An ocean of renowned women leaders from different religions, countries, organisations, and fields came together  today at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, on the banks of the holy Ganga to discuss and then commit themselves to play a more active and collaborative role in saving our children, women and communities from death, disease and stunting through better WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) practices. The Women for WASH Summit at Parmarth Niketan was part of the first global mega event organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) with the technical...

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Nov 30 2014

Historic WASH Summit Inaugurated in Rishikesh to Save Lives of Children

A WASH REVOLUTION November 29-30th, 2014 marked a landmark moment in the history of India. Some of the most renowned leaders and greatest minds across the globe have come together and joined hands in  the “Worship to WASH” Summit of Leaders, organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) with the technical support of UNICEF. WASH stands for Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. History was created here on the banks of the Ganges through the joint effort, experience, and expertise of renowned leaders of all faiths from across India as...

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Nov 10 2014

Launch of GIWA – India / Press Conference

Faith leaders commit to Worship for WASH to save children and women New Delhi, 10 November – Prominent leaders from the major faiths in India came together today to announce the launch of a globally unprecedented initiative to save millions of Indian children, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA India). UNICEF India is partnering with GIWA for technical expertise and advice. The leaders resolved to take the message of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) to their congregations and followers, embracing the spirit of Swachh Bharat campaign so that homes and communities...

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Nov 09 2014

Pujya Swamiji Honored with Saraswati Rashtriya Manav Sewa Ratna Samman

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji was honored with a Saraswati Rashtriya Manav Sewa Ratna Samman by Prem Shukh International Charitable Trust in a fabulous program held at the Shah Auditorium New Delhi. On this occasion, Pujya Swamiji lauded the social work initiatives of the Prem Sukh International Trust in the field of education, sports, health, art, environment, cow protection, and more. He emphasized that service was to Him worship in action and that dedicating our time, talent and technology to the welfare of all was the best way to honour the...

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Oct 31 2014

Prestigious Honours from the World Brahman Organization

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were each awarded recently with honours from the World Brahman Organization. Pujya Swamiji was awarded with the “International Peace Award” for outstanding contributions to humanity, and Sadhvi Bhagawtiji was the “Women’s Empowerment Award” for outstanding contributions to society. These awards were to be presented at the House of Commons in London on October 1st to Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji. However, they could not make it to London during that time, so officials from the World Brahman Organization traveled to Rishikesh to present the honours in person....

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Oct 27 2014

Launch of Encyclopedia of Hinduism by the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Mr. David Cameron in London

The evening of October 27th marked a historic moment in the cultural history of India and for Indians and Hindus across the world.  The 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism produced by India Heritage Research Foundation, founded and chaired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, was launched in London by the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Mr. David Cameron. The program took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in Westminster, London, in a special function hosted by Lord Andrew Feldman, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, and organized by the Conservative Party,...

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