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May 07 2016

Pujya Swamiji speaks about Sanitation Best Practices in Simhastha

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Chairman, India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF), and Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), addressed a press conference today at the Kumbh Mela in Ujjain highlighting the importance of behaviour change in driving sanitation best practices. He emphasized that all citizens need to take responsibility for eliminating open defecation in our country and ensure the safe treatment and disposal of human waste in our environment. Addressing the topic of swachhta (cleaniness) at his camp dedicated entirely to these efforts, Pujya Swamiji urged everyone...

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May 04 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Samvaad

#SarvaDharmaSwachhtaSamvaad #MyCleanIndia A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a Sadbhavana Sankalp. In so doing, they implored the people of India to rise together so that India may shine as a global example of cleanliness. For this, they harmoniously said that we must do all we can to ensure that our lands and rivers are kept open-defecation free through the use of eco-friendly toilets. On illuminating a...

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May 03 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp and Shanti Deep

#SarvaDharmaSwachhtaSamvaad #MyCleanIndia A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing India’s many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a #SwachhtaSankalp and by lighting of Sadbhavana Deep. The beautiful and diverse event echoed with the message of unity and oneness. Leaders of many faiths joined hands at the Datt Akharda Ghat to lead and inspire a pledge to end pollution of our sacred fresh water sources, end open defecation, encourage sanitation practices such as washing our...

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May 03 2016

Maha-Shipra Aarti performed with Chunri and Milk offering

‘It is our duty to protect our beloved mother Shipra’- Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati The sparkling waters of Shipra beautifully gleamed in sunset as the river was worshipped with milk and adorned with a beautiful red ‘chunri’ by thousands of people from all over the world. This beautiful, vibrant scene was the Maha-Shipra aarti, a key initiative for oneness of Shipra by Parmarth Niketan, Ganga Action Parivar, Shipra Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. Parmarth Niketan’s President Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiand the young, insightful, revered Katha-vachak Achrya Sri Pundrik Goswami graced the...

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May 01 2016

Divyang Maha Kumbha

With HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s divine vision and under His compassionate leadership the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016 celebrated the first ever #Divyang #MahaKumbha with the presence of Hon’ble Shri Thawar Chand Gehlotji, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, a celebration dedicated to divinely abled children everywhere. Junapeethadeshwar Pujya Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, at whose beautiful camp the event took place, also blessed the occassion. Pujya Swamiji brought to fruition and expression Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to re-adjust our understanding and identification of differently abled...

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Apr 30 2016

Hindu and Jain Saints Converge at Ujjain Kumbha Mela

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Junapeethadheswar Pujya Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj met with revered #Jain Saints Shri Ramesh Muniji and Shri Suresh Muniji during the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016. They discussed various issues including the pollution of our #freshwater sources and our sacred #rivers in the form of sewage and industrial waste as well as unsafe sanitary practices such as #opendefecation. They discussed how the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela is a platform by which people could be inspired to reconnect with nature and inspired to protect their fresh water...

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Apr 28 2016

Protecting Our Environment Key to Sustainable Green Simhasth

After gracing the seventh day of Pujya Morari Bapuji’s Katha, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati led the Kshipra Aarti at the #DattGhat, opposite the #RamGhat, inspiring thousands to pledge on both sides of the sacred river to work to end open defecation and keep our rivers free-flowing and unpolluted. Later in the evening, the Ganga Action Parivar’s Vrindavan chapter, led by Swami Parmadvaitiji, also known as the Vrindavan Act Now group, performed a very inspiring skit on the need to drama on the need to protect Mother Earth and our sacred rivers...

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Apr 27 2016

Hon’ble Shivrajji leads Green pledge During 1st Kshipra Aarti

Honb’le Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhanji, with the inspiration of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, with the blessings and in the divine presence of Junapeethadheswar Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, renowned Ram Charit Manas exponent Pujya Morari bapu Akhada Committee’s Secretary Pujya Swami Hari Giriji Maharaj, Pujya Swami Harichetanandji Maharaj, Pujya Mahamandleshwar Sadhvi Naisargika Giriji and Pujya Raghumuniji Maharaj inaugurated the Maha Kshipra Aarti. Thousands of devotees gathered on both the sides of the sacred River Kshipra, at Datt Ghat and Ram Ghat to seek blessings from the divine...

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Apr 22 2016

Saints, Sangeet & Sanitation Come Together in Simhastha 2016

First Day of the Ujjain Kumbha Mela with Pledge to Protect Mother Earth and our Sacred Rivers HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, together with Head of Juna Akhara HH Pujya Acharya Mahamandeleshwar Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj encouraged and inspired renowned classical music singer Pandit Jasrajji, Mela Adhikari of the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela Adhikari Shri Avinash Lavania , lAS, and Ministry of Culture, Government of India Director SCZCC Dr. Piush Kumar as well as many others to take part in...

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Apr 14 2016

Devprayag pledges to work towards a Clean, Green and Serene India

Devprayag echoes with the collective resolution to build toilets in every household. Renowned folk singer, Shri Narendra Singh Negiji sings for the preservation of Mother Ganga on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi, the beautiful harvest festival of India, which was celebrated with great enthusiasm. #Devprayag, the beautiful and sacred confluence where the River #Bhagirathi and River #Alakananda merge together to form #Ganga, reverberated with the collective resolution to preserve Mother Nature, as thousands gathered and pledged their part in a Swachhta Kranti (Clean Revolution), inspired and initiated by Parmarth Niketan’s President and...

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