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Jan 01 2020

New Year, New You Retreat Starts the New Year with 2020 Vision

Parmarth Niketan offers 5 day spiritual retreat for seekers and devotees to begin the New Year in peace and harmony. 1 JANUARY 2020 RISHIKESH INDIA: Spiritual seekers, devotees, yoga enthusiasts and members of the Hinduja family journeyed from across India and around the world to Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the holy banks of Mother Ganga to end 2019 in prayer and meditation, and to greet 2020 more-deeply connected to themselves and the world by participating in an extraordinary 5 day free spiritual New Year retreat offered by the Ashram. The special Retreat...

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Dec 27 2019

Leave No One Behind Concluding Day

One-of-its-kind ‘Leave-No-One-Behind’ – Summit concludes on an optimistic note. A remarkable, Leave No One Behind Summit – Convened by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) with technical support of Fresh Water Action Network South Asia (FANSA) in collaboration with Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) came to a close on 18th December, giving hope to around 14 communities whose voices usually go unheard and needs go unnoticed and are typically left behind in access to benefits of development. The last day began with 5-7 minute summary presentations from day long consultations on...

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Dec 27 2019

Atal Ratna Samman Samaroh

To show His respect for two legendary souls that dedicated their lives to the service of the nation and the welfare of all, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji draped traditional flower garlands on images of Mahamana Madanmohan Malaviya and Mananiya Atul Bihari Vajpayeeji during the annual Atal Ratna Samman Samaroh in Delhi on December 25th. Named in memory of the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihar, Atal Ratna Samman Samaroh is an annual award ceremony in which recipients are awarded for excellence in their respective fields and for their contribution...

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Dec 24 2019

GIWA & WSSCC MHM Lab Opens in Rishikesh

The Global Interfaith Wash Alliance (GIWA) Menstrual Hygiene (MHM) Lab, in partnership with the WSSCC, was recently inaugurated with a very special appearance by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, who graced the facility and warmly-welcomed the volunteers, visitors and students that were present to utilize its services. The lab was designed and created to offer a safe space for young girls and women, as well as men and boys, to discuss menstruation and to learn more about it. It is hoped that the facility will also inspire visitors to return to their...

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Dec 16 2019

Interfaith Inauguration of the Leave No One Behind Consultation

SUMMIT UNITES INTERFAITH LEADERS AND INDIA’S MARGINALIZED CITIZENS Total implementation of SDG6 in India, ensuring access to WASH facilities for all, is the common cause. 16 DECEMBER 2019 RISHIKESH INDIA: The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)*, in collaboration with Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)** and with the technical support of Fresh Water Action Network South Asia (FANSA)*** hosted a Summit at Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the critical theme of “Leave No One Behind”, particularly with regard to access to Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) for the marginalized and at-risk population...

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Dec 03 2019

Saints 125th Birth Anniversary Inspires Green Pledge for Planet

The 125th Birth Anniversary of Pujya Swami Brahmanand Ji Maharaj was commemorated by a sacred lamp lighting ceremony by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, Umashri Bhartiji, Gangotri Swami Raghavanandaji, eminent scholar Acharya Govind, Vande Mataramji, Mahamandeleshwar Dayaram Dasji, Mahant Swami Suresh Dasji, Saints of the Lodhi Samaj/Brahmapuri tradition and other eminent dignitaries at Brahmapuri, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh. Pujya Swamiji shared that Pujya Swami Bramanandji was a great saint who dedicated his life to the improvement of the society. He dedicated himself to the independence of the country and also went...

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Nov 24 2019

Vocational Occupation Teachers Gather at Parmarth Niketan

It was a beautiful day at Parmarth Niketan when dozens of Divine Shakti Foundation school and vocational training centre Adminstrators, Teachers and Wardens gathered together to meet with DSF Founder, President of Parmarth Niketan, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and DSF’s President, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, to review their successes and to plan for the future. After beautiful blessings for the continued health and happiness of the dedicated educators – many of whom have been sharing their wisdom and experience as DSF and Parmarth’s instructors with generations of students - Pujya Swamiji and...

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Nov 22 2019

Toilet Complex Inaugurated and Blessed on World Toilet Day

This year's #WorldToiletDay proved to be the perfect opportunity to inaugurate a new toilet complex at one of the many schools in Rishikesh for which the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance works to provide sanitation and hygiene facilities. On the day, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatii, along with the Mayor of Rishikesh, Anita Mamgain, and other dignitaries, school faculty members and students, gathered together to celebrate the inauguration, and to encourage and empower the children to not only utilize the new facilities, but to care for...

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Nov 18 2019

Ragpickers in Rishikesh: Gujarat to Ganga Paryavaran Yatra

Inauguration of the Paryavaran (Environment) Yatra at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh The Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Smt Baby Rani Mauryaji graced Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh to join the President and Spiritual Leader, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji in welcoming one hundred Paryavaran Mitras, women serving in Gujarat as ragpickers and sanitation workers, to the banks of Mother Ganga at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Pujya Swamiji shared His opening remarks and blessings, “To me you are not just Ragpickers but Rashtra Sevaks, doing the real...

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Nov 17 2019

Sunday Morning Clean Up on Banks of Maa Ganga

A well spent Sunday Morning, when #SparshGanga team was welcomed by the Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Rishikumars in a beautiful Clean Up on the banks of Maa Ganga at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh. Blessed by the presence and example of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the team of young people and children enthusiastically cleaned a stretch of the banks of Maa Ganga, layers of plastic and a underground drainage system in just two hours! .@sparshgangaoffc, @gangaaction, @wash_alliance bring together #youth, #children & concerned citizens for a beautiful #Sunday morning clean up along the...

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