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Apr 07 2017

Pujya Swamiji and Mananiya LK Advaniji Discuss Solutions to Pollution

During Mananiya LK Advaniji visit, important discussions took place in the presence of Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder, Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance India (GIWA), led by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary General, GIWA, about the many solutions to the pollution and the multi-faceted threats facing our National River Ganga and our planet. They discussed and lauded the landmark verdict of the Uttarakhand High Court, which ordered that the Ganga River and its major tributaries such as the River Yamuna and Gangotri glacier, be granted rights...

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Apr 03 2017

Pujya Swamiji Meets with Dr. PB Salimji, Secretary of Minority Affairs in Kolkata

During Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji recent visit to Kolkata, He had a beautiful meeting with Dr. PB Salimji, Secretary, Government of West Bengal, Minority Affairs and Former District Magistrate of Nadia. Dr Salimji is a great role model of the incredible change dynamic, dedicated and deeply committed leadership can bring to making a truly Clean & Green Mela. Dr PB Salimji’s leadership has been pivotal in creating a Mela with a Message, by making the Ganga Sagar Mela a swachh (clean) and sundar (beautiful), one that is free from open...

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Apr 02 2017

UNICEF India and GIWA Meet to Improve WASH For Every Child

UNICEF India and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance held a two-day intensive planning meeting at Parmarth Niketan recently. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder of GIWA, provided His valuable insights to the meeting. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General of GIWA, led key aspects of the discussions. Attending were UNICEF India’s Chief of WASH, Mr Nicolas Osbert, Communication for Development Specialist, Ms Rania Elessawi, Advocacy and Communication Specialist, Ms Stephanie Raison and members of the UNICEF Bihar team, WASH Specialist, Mr Pravin More and Advocacy and Communication Specialist, Ms Nipurnh Gupta. The inspiring discussions...

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Mar 31 2017

Pujya Swamiji inspires Isomes Media Fest News 24 Manthan

Pujya Swamiji was interviewed at the News24 Isomes Media Fest 24 ‘Manthan’ 2017, recently in Noida, where He inspired young reporters, journalists and media professionals to be the change and do the change. He lauded the Uttarakhand High Court for declaring the National River Ganga as a human entity. He encouraged everyone to increase their sense of belongingness and to start with their homes and with their own communities. He spoke about Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban, National Mission for Clean Ganga and encouraged the media to exercise their Media Social...

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Mar 30 2017

Pujya Swamiji graces 80th Brahmakumaris Celebration in Mt Abu

MT ABU: Pujya Swamiji, President of the Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), graced and blessed the 80th Anniversary Celebrations and International Conference of the Prajapati Bhrama Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya in Mt Abu. The grand celebrations brought together more then 25,000 people from many nations and is being held with great enthusiasm from 26th March to 30th March. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the four-day ‘International Conference-cum-Cultural Festival on God’s Wisdom for World Transformation’, through video conferencing from Delhi. The Prime Minister appreciated the work done by the Brahma Kumaris institution in many...

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Mar 25 2017

Indian Society for Training & Development’s 4th Eastern Regional Conference in Kolkata

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji addressed a group of more than 500 professional human resource managers, industry experts, academicians, and practicing management MBA students during the Indian Society for Training & Development’s (ISTD) 4th Eastern Regional Conference in Kolkata, which is part of a national institution devoted to human resource development through trainers, with international affiliations based in Geneva and Manila. The theme of the conference was on “Re-engineering Training & Development for Improving Bottom Line.” Present at the conference were Dr. Partha Chatteerjee – MIC, Government of West Bengal, Mr....

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Mar 23 2017

Women Heroes for a Swachh Bharat Converge for World Water Day

Rishikesh—A unique World Water Day celebration brought together and honoured Sanitation Ambassadors and Heroes from nearby villages and urban slums who have worked towards making their local communities and water bodies free from open defecation and pollution. The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), under the inspiration and guidance of its co-founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji has been training people in slums and villages on how to lead their own communities towards a Swachhta Kranti or Clean Revolution. GIWA has been doing so through its array of courses, offered through its...

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Mar 10 2017

Meeting with Hon’ble AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Yesso Naikji

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji met with Hon’ble AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Yesso Naikjito discuss the successful completion of the International Yoga Festival (IYF) at Pamarth Niketan (Rishikesh). The Ministry of AYUSH, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and Parmarth Niketan served as partners in this year’s IYF. Pujya Swamiji shared His vision to have next year’s festival bring together people from 125 nations. This year, 101 nations were represented. They briefly laid out avenues to reach more diverse populations, which include inviting them to the banks of Mother Ganga, to not only...

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Mar 09 2017

AYUSH Ministry’s Two Day International Yoga Fest in Delhi

The inauguration of the two day International Yoga Festival, organised by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga with the support of the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, was graced by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji, HH Yogrishi Baba Ramdevji, Hon’ble Urban Development Minister, Shri M Venkaiah Naiduji, Hon’ble AYUSH Minister, Shri Shripad Naikji, Dr H R Nagendraji, Chancellor SVASYA, Smt Hansa Jayadev Yogendraji, Director of The Yoga Institute and many other eminent yoga experts and yoga institutions at the Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi. During the opening ceremony,...

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Mar 07 2017

Conclusion of IYF 2017 (Day 7)

Holi Played with Yogis from Over 101 Nations, Dharma Gurus, Kailash Kher & Sivamani Followed by Ceremonies with Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister, & Other Dignitaries RISHIKESH- The colours of Parmarth Niketan Ashram today became brighter as participants from over 100 nations enjoyed a special Holi celebration with revered faith gurus and renowned entertainers. Joining the festivities were HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, famed singer, Kailash Kher and internationally renowned percussionist, Sivamani. The festivities, which took place during Parmarth Niketan’s annual world-famous...

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