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Jul 09 2017

Guru Purnima Weekend Retreat in Woodland Glen, Indiana

A special two day Guru Purnima weekend retreat organised by the Divine Shakti Foundation​ and Parmarth Niketan​ took place in Henryville, Indiana, USA. Devotees from many states in America joined with their friends and family to take part in this divine opportunity to be in the presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation. The location was a beautiful picturesque countryside setting with greenery, woods and a beautiful lake surrounding the retreat site. It was...

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Jun 30 2017

Meeting with Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji in Washington DC

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji were invited to a high-level, special community reception, hosted by the Hon’ble Ambassador of India in Washington DC, Dr Navtej Sarnaji in honour of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji’s visit to the United States. Sadhvi Bhagawatiji briefly shared with Respected Modiji the great success of the International Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations this summer. During the reception, in addition to meeting Shri Narendra Modia Modiji, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji also met with the Hon’ble...

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Jun 27 2017

Special Reception for Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji at AJC NY

The AJC – Global Jewish Advocacy​ (AJC) hosted a special reception for Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ (GIWA), and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary-General of GIWA, at their International headquarters in New York City, led by Rabbi Noam E Marans, Director, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, AJC. Many of the members of the AJC, present during the reception, reflected on the beautiful and memorable time they had in India last year at the interfaith events, led by Pujya Swamiji and organised...

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Jun 26 2017

Meeting with Parameshwaran Iyerji

In a meeting with Shri Parameshwaran Iyerji, Secretary Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ discussed the upcoming Swachh Uttarakhand, Swachh Bharat Summit and warmly invited him to inaugurate the event.   Respected Iyerji graciously agreed and shared the collective efforts of central and state governments to declare the state of Uttarakhand Open Defecation Free (ODF) in the coming weeks. He also urged Pujya Swamiji through GIWA to help share the twin pit toilet composting technology as a simple yet effective solution to the pollution of...

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Jun 22 2017

International Yoga Day At the United Nations

On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a two day event was organized by the United Nations in which the first day a large event entitled “Yoga with Yoga Masters” was led by by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder and Chairman of Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF), and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, President of DSF, and brought together diplomats and dignitaries, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and hosted by the Ambassador to the United Nations, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji and Sadhvi...

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Jun 21 2017

Conversation on Yoga for Health – IYD 2017

On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a special event on ‘Conversation on Yoga for Health’ was organized at the United Nations​ Headquarters in New York City, in the prestigious ECOSOC Chamber on 21 June 2017. The event was organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in association with the World Health Organization (WHO)​ and the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.   Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati...

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Jun 20 2017

Meet & Greet with International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N.

A special meet and greet was held to warmly welcome Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji to the United Nations​ and New York ahead of the International Day of Yoga celebrations by the International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N, coordinated by Ms. Denise Scotto, United Nations Advisor, International Policy Speaker. Fruitful discussions were held on how to take yoga off the mat and into the world, by serving our world family and working to achieve the SDGs. The inspiring and multi-facetted work being done by...

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Jun 05 2017

Concluding Ceremony of the You Are the Solution Summit

The Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr Krishna Kant Paulji was welcomed to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) for the valedictory session of the Summit, in which he was joined on stage by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ delegation led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, consisting of Acharya Roopchandra Muniji, from Jain faith, Jathedar Patna Saheb Giani Iqbal Singhji, Kiranjot Kaur​, from Sikh faith, Mufti Nasihur Rahman Qasimi​ji, from Muslim faith and many others in an inspiring concluding ceremony. Said Dr KK Paulji, “the efforts being made by Parmarth Niketan for...

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Jun 04 2017

You Are the Solution Summit Day 2

The second day of the “You are the Solution Summit of Leaders,” organised by the The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, continued in the International Conference Hall near the World Toilet College at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Speakers from the government, corporate, media and civil society shared their success stories on how they have been agents of change in reviving, restoring and cleaning their local water bodies. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith delegation shared their commitments and suggestions with Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Prakash Pantji, Government of Uttarakhand...

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