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Feb 22 2020

Dialogue for Peace with KAICIID, GIWA and World Scouts Org

A four day KAICIID Dialogue for Peace Training was held at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, in joint association with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the World Scouts, was held from the 14-17th of February. Youth leaders from South East, South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East attended, representing over a dozen countries, including Austria, Switzerland, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Phillipines, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, Russia, Bulgaria and America. We had the Honour to have Former Ambassador Niranjan Man Singh Basnyat, Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia Valeriane Bernard, Brahma...

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Feb 20 2020

Inauguration Ceremony of Bhagwat Katha in Surat Gujara

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan attended the Inauguration Ceremony of Bhagwat Katha in Surat Gujarat at the beginning of January. The Katha was organised by SRK Hira Group, led by Govind Dholakia, and by Famous Kathakar Shri Ramesh bhai ojhaji. Pujya Swamiji gifted a divine Rudraksh sapling to Shri Govind Bhai, the famous Diamond trader, supporting their shared commitment to the environment. While expressing his views on CAA to the gathering of thousands of devotees, Pujya Swamiji said,"CAA is not against anyone. It is against neither any religion...

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Feb 15 2020

Yoga Gurus Together at Indian Yoga Association’s 2nd GC Meeting

The second Governing Council Indian Yoga Association meeting was held at the Isha Yoga Centre in Coimbatore hosted by Pujya Sadguru Jaggi Vasudevji. The location was at the foothills of the picturesque Velliangiri Mountain range, on the outskirts of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The high level meetings brought together Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Chairman, IYA, Dr HR Nagendraji, President, IYA. Governing Councils Esteemed Members Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan, Dr OP Tiwari, Secretary General of the Kaivalyadhama Institute, Dr Hansa Jayadevaji, Director of the Yoga Institute, Mumbai, Dr Ishwar Basavaraddi, Director...

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Jan 30 2020

Basant Panchami

Greening Drive Of First One Lakh Trees Inaugurated by the Hon'ble Governor of Uttarakhand in Rishikesh Parmarth Niketan and HDFC Bank Join Together to Pledge to Plant the first One Lakh Trees Ahead of the Upcoming Monsoon Season at the Rishikesh Railway Station RISHIKESH: On the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami a beautiful inauguration ceremony took place at the Rishikesh Railway Station, ahead of the upcoming monsoon season, to plant the first 15 of the two lakh trees this season by Parmarth Niketan and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, under the leadership...

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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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