Flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day at Parmarth Niketan
Today’s Independence Day symbolized a new dawning in interfaith harmony as hundreds of Muslim and Hindu faith leaders, students and community members converged for a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Under the inspiration and guidance of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder/Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, the voices and hands of maulanas, dharm gurus, children and supporters joined together in a vibrant tapestry that represented the unity in diversity that is India.
As the tri-colours rippled majestically in the wind, all raised their hands together in sacred solidarity chanting “Hum Ek hein. Hum Bharatiya hein,” (“We are one. We are Indian”) that transcended religion, caste and creed, as they pledged to carry forth these green and unifying messages to all.