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Nov 02 2019

Inauguration of Bio-Toilet Clusters at Pantdeep Parking, Haridwar

HARIDWAR: HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder Ganga Action Parivar and President of Parmarth Niketan, graced and blessed the official inauguration ceremony of two new eco-friendly, public bio-digester toilet clusters just completed at Pantdweep Parking, Haridwar. He was welcomed by Shri Anil Kapoorji, Director (HR), BHEL, Shri Deependra Kumar Chaudhary, District Magistrate of Haridwar, Shri Sanjay Gulati, GM(I), BHEL Haridwar, Shri Nirankar Saxenaji, Dy Secretary General, FICCI and many others. This public toilet complex is one of 25 complexes that are to be inaugurated...

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Oct 29 2019

Warm Blankets Wrap Rishikumars with Love & Care

On the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj during a special five day Diwali celebrations, as the weather begins to turn colder in Rishikesh, beautiful, soft and fluffy blankets were distributed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, devotees and sevaks from India and abroad to all of our young Rishikumars as gifts to help keep them warm during the upcoming winter season. A few of the very first blankets this season were distributed earlier a few days ago on Dhanteras when the Hon'ble Chief Minister...

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Oct 29 2019

Bhai Dooj Celebrations at Parmarth

Today on the fifth day of Diwali, we celebrated the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj. This tradition honors the sacred and beautiful brother and sister relationship. In it sisters apply a tilak on their brothers forehead honoring his presence in their lives and wishing for his long and healthy life. They then perform Aarti of their brothers, further praying for light to be upon their brother and upon all. The two then exchange gifts and sweets to honor the bond between them. In honor of this beautiful tradition, Pujya Swami Chidanand...

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Oct 28 2019

Special Diwali Aarti, Pooja & Satsang

Special Diwali Ganga Aarti and Satsang with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji straight from the banks of Maa Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, inspires us not only to light lamps in our homes but to be the light for others. Divine wisdom, vedic chanting, sacred bhajans, and Lord Ganeshji and Maa Lakshmi Pooja concluding with a #GreenDiwaliPledge make the evening a truly unforgettable and inspirational one! Then a special diya lit divine Satsang in Pujya Swamiji's Kutir further added to the magical evening and encouraged us...

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Oct 27 2019

Dhanteras Saw a Special Inauguration of a Vijay Yatra

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pujya Swamiji and Mayors of Rishikesh and Dehradun among others in attendance Pujya Swami Sri Sri 1008 Narmadanand ji was warmly welcomed and received by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji to Parmarth Niketan and together they welcomed Honble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji, Mayor of Dehradun Shri Sunil Uniyalji and Mayor of Rishikesh Smt Anita Mamgainji and many others. They began the visit with a beautiful plantation ceremony, thereafter offering purnahuti to the sacred yagna ceremony on the banks of Maa Ganga. During the world...

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Oct 26 2019

Dhanteras Celebrations at Parmarth with Hon’ble CM of Uttarakhand

Dhanteras 2019 was celebrated at Parmarth Niketan with our Hon’ble Chief Miniser of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat, Pujya Swami Narmadanandji, Mayors of Dehradun and Rishikesh, and many others to share a clean, green & serene Diwali message with all during our Ganga Aarti. It’s time for us all to celebrate #IndiaWaliDiwali, where giving back is the greatest gift and in turn the greatest joy. Let’s give back to our world family, to light the light of hope and kindness in the life of others and to protect, preserve and serve Mother...

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Oct 22 2019

Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar at their Himalayan Home

Pujya Swami Madhavpriyadasji and Pujya Purani Shri Balakrishna Swamiji welcomed home to Parmarth to week-long Satsang Sadhana Shibir, whilst Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji emphasizes Environmental Protection and Swachh Bharat as the true Spiritual Practice in Action RISHIKESH: This week we welcomed saints, devotees and students of the Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar to enjoy the serene and gorgeous banks of Mother Ganga, lap of the Himalayas, at Parmarth Niketan for their week long annual Satsang Sadhana Shibir (Camp) led and blessed by Pujya Madhavpriysdas Swamiji and Pujya Purani Shri Balakrishna Swamiji. The camp...

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Oct 10 2019

Himalayan States Join Together at Parmarth for Economic & Social Development of Himalayan States

Members of the five Himalayan States of India, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand joined together at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for a special two day Workshop of the Economic & Social Development of Himalayan States. The workshop was inaugurated by Honble Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat and many other State Officials of the Panchayati Raj, NDRP, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and many others. When our minds are clean then we automatically can keep our street & communities clean. Inner & outer cleanliness is crucial to...

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Oct 09 2019

Safaigiri Awards for Best Sanitation Institute Goes to GIWA

India Today Aaj Tak’s Annual SafaiGiri Awards was conferred to Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder/Chair, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary General, GIWA, for the Best Sanitation Institution for the work Global Interfaith WASH Alliance has done to bring faith into action for water, sanitation and hygiene. It particularly recognized GIWA's World Toilet College to train, educate and build capacity for thousands of sanitation professionals. The World Toilet College is a joint partnership with Reckitt Benckiser and Banega Swasth India- Dettol India. The event also consisted of a...

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Oct 07 2019

Green Himalayas

Call for the Protection of the Himalayas from the Heart of the Nation - Delhi HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpocheji warmly-welcomed and invited Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, HE Rigyal Rinpoche, Chairman, Green Himalayas, Ladakh Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyalji, CEC Ladakh and many others to the beautiful inauguration of Green Himalayas in Delhi recently. The event started with a special lamp lighting ceremony, and was followed by speeches and messages by the Hon'ble dignitaries, as well as a special film screening about the Himalayas. Immediately after the...

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