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Mar 08 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

RISHIKESH- The world-renowned, 29th annual International Yoga Festival concluded yesterday, and the over 2000 participants from 97 countries departed today from Parmarth Niketan, having come from all over the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. The participants go back to their countries full of inspiration to be ambassadors of yoga, ambassadors of love, ambassadors of peace, and ambassadors of unity. New friendships were formed during the course of the IYF, in many cases between people who would never...

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Mar 07 2018

IYF 2018 Concludes

International Yoga Festival Concludes with More Than 2000 Participants From 97 Countries Around the World RISHIKESH- The world-renowned, 29th annual International Yoga Festival concluded today, having been attended by more than 2000 people, who came from 96 countries across the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. After the last yoga sessions ended, the Closing Ceremony of the International Yoga Festival took place on Parmarth Niketan’s ghat on the banks of the River...

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Mar 05 2018

Special Meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji Ashram Led by Pujya Swamiji During IYF 2018

Yogis Mark 50th Anniversary of The Beatles in India with Special Meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji’s Ashram RISHIKESH- Yogacharyas and participants of the 29th annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh took part in a special meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji’s Ashram, just steps away from Parmarth Niketan. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the time when the world-famous band The Beatles stayed at Maharishiji’s ashram in Rishikesh, where they wrote nearly fifty songs that soon became some of their biggest hits. On this anniversary, many celebrations have been planned with...

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Mar 03 2018

Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates IYF 2018

People from Nearly 100 Nations, Vice President, Governor, CM, Dignitaries and Saints Converge for Inauguration of Parmarth Niketan’s Renowned International Yoga Festival PARMARTH NIKETAN, RISHIKESH- The International Yoga Festival, which has drawn more than 2,000 people from nearly 100 countries, was officially inaugurated today by the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu at a ceremony that included congratulatory statements from Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Shri KK Paul; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat; Hon’ble Union Minister of Tourism, Shri Alphons Kannanthanam, Hon’ble Minister of AYUSH,...

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Feb 14 2018

Mahashivratri

Pujya Swamiji blessed and led a very special Maha Shivratri celebration at Parmarth Niketan in which he was joined by Honble Transport Minister, Government of UP, Swatantra Dev Singhji; the beautiful Yogini Seane Corn​; Mr Nitesh Jha; Mrs Radhika Jhaji; Mr Meenakshi Sundaram; and our family from around the world and across India, who joined together in the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. The celebrations included divine Ganga Aarti, sacred Rudra Abhishek, chanting of Shiva mantras and meditating on the divine energy of Lord Shiva, which naturally resonate in the sacred land...

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Feb 12 2018

Interfaith Harmony Event Ushers in Shivratri

Pujya Swamiji Inaugurates the Interfaith Harmony Conference held at Dehradun’s Cambridge Senior Secondary School during their Silver Jubilee ahead of Shivratri. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ was the chief guest and key note speaker at the ‘Interfaith Harmony Conference’ organized at the Cambridge Senior Secondary School in Dehradun during their Silver Jubilee Function. The theme of the conference was ‘the whole world is a family’ and was designed to give the message of universal harmony to the younger generations and assimilate India’s culture and sacraments into everyday life. Buddhist Monks, Lamas, Maulanas, Church...

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Feb 05 2018

Inauguration of first Radiation Free Thermo Mammography Machine

RISHIKESH: HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji), President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of the Divine Shakti Foundation, was joined by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji for a special Ganga Aarti on the occasion of World Cancer Day and the inauguration, during the world-renowned ceremony, of the first Radiation Free Thermo Mammography Machine in Northern India. The Hon’ble Chief Minister was glad to hear about the Cycle Awareness Rally that started in the morning at 6:45 am from Gandhi Maidan, Dehradun and arrived in Rishikesh at...

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Jan 21 2018

Inauguration of the 8th Indian Youth Parliament

The inauguration of the 8th Annual Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad​ (Indian Youth Parliament) brought together thousands of students from more then 35 states of India, and was graced and blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Honble Union Education Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar​ji, Hon’ble Education Minister of the State of Maharasthra Shri Vinod Tawde​ji, Hon’ble Former Home Minister Shivraj Patil​ji, legendary Indian classical flautist, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia​ji, Founder of the Super Computer Shri Vijay P. Bhatkar​ji, Rajiv Bajajji, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto and many other luminaries. It was organised and hosted...

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Jan 21 2018

Encyclopaedia of Hinduism given to the World Peace University

The first session of the 8th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad​ (Indian Youth Parliament) was graced by Hon’ble Union Information Broadcasting Minister Smt Smriti Zubin Irani​ji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and many others under the leadership of Shri Rahul Karad​ji of the World Peace University-MIT. The programme included powerful talks by student leaders from many states and awarded many young and emerging leaders. The theme of the session was Democracy: Black and White. Smt Smriti Iraniji shared in a spell-bounding and incredible speech about that beauty of Indian democracy lying in coexistence of diverse...

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Jan 15 2018

Kill Waste Solid Waste Management Technology Inauguration in Rishikesh

RISHIKESH: On the auspicious occasion of Army Day today, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Ganga Action Parivar, invited the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji, MLA of Yamkeshwar, Smt Ritu Khanduriji and others to inaugurate Rishikesh’s first Waste to Wealth technology, the Kill Waste, Fuel Free Solid Waste Disposal System. A pilot plan was installed at the ashram to inspire thousands of international and national pilgrims and devotees, as well as neighbouring regions, to implement...

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