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Dec 23 2020

Online Workshop “Leveraging the Power of Faith to Co-create a Just and Peaceful World”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6smZ7RfSDkI Join us for a unique two-day online workshop entitled "Leveraging the Power of Faith to Co-create a Just and Peaceful World" with eminent Interfaith Leaders representing our diverse faith traditions organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in partnership with the UNFPA India today. Inspiring messages from Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, Co-Chair or GIWA, Respected Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi ji, President, All India Imam Organisation, Head Granthi Gurudwara Bangla Saheb Singh Sahib Giani Ranjit Singh Ji, from Ajmer Sharif Haji Syed Salman Chishtyji, Sister Lucy Kurien from the Christian Tradition and...

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Dec 02 2020

National Consultation on Menstrual Health & Hygiene

NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON MENSTRUAL HEALTH & HYGIENE UNITES GOVERNMENT, FAITH, SOCIAL AND NGO LEADERS The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) organized a joint event, bringing cohesion and concurrence to ongoing planning and implementation efforts of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness. 2 DECEMBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI: In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has strained the resources and the resolve of hundreds of millions around the world, the important work of sanitation and hygiene takes on an even greater importance - something that the...

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Nov 19 2020

Toilet Day: 4P’s – Pani, Poop, Plastic & Pollution

On #WorldToiletDay, Pujya Swamiji who has been advocating for Toilets from as early as 2012 shared a beautiful message at the World Toilet Summit recently. He shared, ”It’s wonderful to be together on World Toilet Day! Who would have ever thought we would gather for toilets? We gather for peace, we gather for parties, but for poop? However, this is what is needed! We cannot have real, meaningful peace in the world as long as there are children suffering and dying due to lack of clean water, lack of sanitation, and hygiene." He...

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Nov 14 2020

Dhanteras & Diwali – A Time of Giving at Parmarth

Under the direction and with the blessings of Pujya Swamiji we welcomed a group of some the most disadvantaged and impoverished families of Swargashram, Rishikesh for an offering of love and light - plus, some essentials to help make their holiday brighter during the pandemic! With the support of the Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Pipes in partnership with Parmarth Niketan and the Divine Shakti Foundation and it's President Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, this first round of holiday offerings - distributed with all health and safety guidelines of masking and social distancing...

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Nov 10 2020

Good Air E-Summit | War Against Air Pollution

Online Event Gathers Corporate, Government and Interfaith Leaders with Youth and Civil Society Organisations for Fighting Air Pollution Deaths from Toxic Air Claim 1.7 Lakh Lives Each Year; Air Pollution 5th Biggest Cause of Death in the Nation. 10 November 2020, Webinar: As news programs continue to offer constant coverage of the ongoing degradation of India’s air – Bharat ranks as the second most-polluted country behind Bangladesh – the Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council in collaboration with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan brought together some of the Nation’s...

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Nov 07 2020

World Peace and Health Yagna from Parmarth Niketan

Join us from the Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for our sacred Sunday morning for our World Peace Yagna as we pray for the health and well being of the world free from the Corona Virus. We also offer prayers to all of our Corona Warriors and frontline workers working tirelessly around the world. Led HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, joined by Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji with Vedic chanting by Pujya Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and our Parmarth Rishikumar....

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Oct 15 2020

Global Handwashing Day Webinar

INTERFAITH LEADERS AND GLOBAL INFLUENCERS UNITE FOR GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY WEBINAR! Collaborative Effort by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joined by WHO, UNICEF India, UNFPA India, United Nations Volunteers and heads of five major faith traditions in India – Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh - come together for an incredible and inspiring panel. 15 OCTOBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI/GENEVA/NEW YORK: Forty percent of the world’s population does not have access to a basic hand-washing facilities. It has been seen, now more than ever during this Covi-19...

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Oct 03 2020

Creating a Covid Secure Gurukul – NDTV and Banega Swasth India Interview Pujya Swamiji

Glad to share this beautiful coverage of our ashram from yesterday on Gandhi Jayanti when NDTV & Dettol India showcased our partnership towards a Covid Secure Gurukul. As we move towards a New Normal, the ashram is instituting measures of greater sanitation, hygiene and health to ensure that we prevent and curb the spread of Covid-19 as well as boost our immunity and promote a greater sense of wellness. In addition to infrastructure we are also committed to capacity building and behaviour change, so you can see our Rishikumars in...

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Sep 22 2020

Leave No One Behind Webinar

Lessons learned from Consultations on SDG 6 of 14 vulnerable groups for India’s Voluntary National Review ONLINE EVENT UNITES WASH LEADERS FOR IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Jai Shakti’s Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawatji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder/Chair of GIWA, President of Parmarth Niketan, Renata Lok-Dessallian United Nations India Head, WSSCC’s Deputy ED Sue Coates as well as eminent WASH Leaders for Important Discussions 22 September 2020: A historic webinar was held today at the time of the United Nations General Assembly highlighting the success of the Leave No...

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Sep 11 2020

First Ever Online Menstrual Health & Hygiene Training of Trainers

The first ever four-day Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) online training of TOTs (Training of Trainers) was organised by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) to sensitize practitioners on the biological process of menstruation, the negative impact of social taboos on girls and women’s life, safe practices to manage menstruation hygienically and safe disposal of menstrual waste. [caption id="attachment_33252" align="alignleft" width="300"] Special lamp lighting began the first ever online Trainer of the training[/caption] GIWA and WSSCC hosted and organised this training, in association with Parmarth Niketan...

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