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May 15 2017

Women Economic Forum

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji lauded the Women Economic Forum for honoring, respecting and celebrating the divine feminine, leading the way towards more holistic development and economic growth. Women leaders from around the world, from business, politics, entrepreneurship to entertainment came together in the theme of creativity in leadership and in entrepreneurship. Sadhviji beautifully shared that in order to be creative we must have our hearts open. She emphasized that women must stay connected to their Divine Shakti/Divine Feminine core and heart because that is really the leadership needed in the...

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May 08 2017

Faith Leaders come together for Ganga Grams & Green Pilgrimages

Pujya MM Swami Gurusharananandji Maharaji, Karshnipeethadeshwar, Ramanreti, Mathura and Jagadguru Ramandacharya Pujya Swami Hansdevacharyaji, Haridwar joined HH Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji at the Parmarth Organic Farm in Veerpur for a special tree plantation. During their visit, they learned about the wonderful green activities being undertaken by the Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance for building toilets, promoting #sanitation and #hygiene programmes and making the village #opendefecationfree. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji shared that a number of toilets had already been built and plans were being made to make...

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Apr 29 2017

GIWA and GAP Sign MOU with WWF-India

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar signed an MOU with WWF-India to join hands together in our work for Ganga, water wildlife and our divine Mother Earth’s gorgeous life-giving and life-sustaining natural habitat. We had an official MOU signing event at their headquarters in Delhi yesterday. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1889927187912514.1073741884.1483177965254107&type=1&l=f671294c73"]...

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Apr 28 2017

Inauguration of the India Sanitation Conclave

India Sanitation Coalition- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Sanitation Awards and the India Sanitation Conclave 2017 was recently inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, Minister of Railway, Government of India, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water & Science, Government of India, Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation Coalition and Past President, FICCI, Shri Sanjiv Mehta, CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), Ms Rita Roy Choudhuryji, Senior Director & Head, Environment, Climate Change, Renewable Energy Water Division, India Sanitation Coalition Secretariat,...

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Apr 25 2017

Meeting on Faith-Based Organizations at the World Bank

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji participated at a high level roundtable held by Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank during their Spring Meetings, on the role of faith, faith leaders and faith based organizations in eliminating extreme poverty. In an incredibly compelling, nearly five hour discussion, they discussed issues ranging from water, sanitation, stunting and open defecation to hunger and violence against women and children. The exciting work of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and the Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF) in these areas was shared and discussed....

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Apr 23 2017

WaterSchool Event with GIWA’s WASH on Wheels on Earth Day

On Earth Day, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team organised a beautiful WaterSchool event with GIWA’s WASH on Wheels at Shri Harish Chandra Adarsh Kanya Inter-College. The event was attended by hundreds of students. At the beginning of the program, GIWA’s Sam Herbert, MSW, discussed why it is necessary to save Mother Earth’s precious natural gifts. GIWA’s Shruti Pant then explained why Earth Day celebrations are need of the hour, and described how Earth Day began. She also discussed crucial issues that are impacting our Earth, such as the lack of...

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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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