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Aug 24 2015

Launch of Banega Swachh India in Bihar

Pujya Swamiji, Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), was cordially invited to be on the steering committee for Jagran Pehel and Reckitt and Benckiser’s new campaign entitled ‘Banega Swachh India.’ The initiative will bring health, hygiene and sanitation in 200 villages across Uttar Pradesh & Bihar. It will do so by creating local Sanitation Change Leaders who will work to ensure sustainable behaviour change for improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The official launching of the campaign in Patna, Bihar, was graced and blessed...

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Aug 23 2015

GIWA Chapter in Ladakh

A branch/chapter of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) was launched in Ladakh during the 4th International Festival of Buddhist Heritage, with the divine vision, inspiration and leadership of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation, and joined by Yoga Guru, HH Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Founder-President of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Pujya Acharya Balkrishanji, renowned Ayurveda Expert of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji, Founder-President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President...

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Aug 19 2015

Hindu and Muslim Leaders come together to plant trees along Gomti

Pujya Swamiji inspired and welcomed Hindu and Muslim leaders to plant trees along the banks of the River Gomti during His recent trip to Lucknow. Amongst the leaders present were Respected Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Sahebji, Founder of Tauheedul Muslimeen Trust and eminent Islamic scholar, Mahant Divya Giriji, Mankameshwar Mandir, Lucknow, Janab Syed Abbas Murtaza Shamsiji, Joint Sec/Manager Shia Degree College, Lucknow, Managing Trustee, Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Foundation, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and many others. Pujya Swamiji gave the message...

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Aug 15 2015

Kachara Mukt Bharat: Independence Day Celebrated at Parmarth

Pujya Swamiji calls for a Kachara Mukt Bharat (Pollution Free India) and urges us to pick up a Jhanda (flag) in one hand and Jharu (broom) in another and work to create, maintain and sustain a Clean India for all. Pujya Swamiji’s blessings and presence turned India’s 69th Independence Day into one with a clean, green and serene message for all, on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). The special Independence Day celebrations started early in the morning with the traditional flag hoisting ceremony in which rishikumars...

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Aug 14 2015

Green Guru, Pujya Swamiji, Inspires Crazy Green Drive

Pujya Swamiji’s green inspiration planted a seed in the hearts of the people of Saharanpur, inspiring the plantation of over 3,000 trees in 200 parks. Pujya Swamiji visited the city for a special plantation drive organized by a group of environmentalists and activists of the Crazy Green organization in partnership with Ganga Action Parivar, with the full support of the Municipal Commissioner, Shri Niraj Shuklaji, who also has been awarded as one of the best municipal commissioner’s in India. All kinds of beautiful species of plants, from flowering to shade giving, from...

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Aug 14 2015

Kurkushetra

In the memory of the 10 million people who were forced to flee from their homes in the 1947 Partition, 10 million trees will be planted in a large memorial, spanning 100 acres, in the small village of Masana, near Kurukshetra, Haryana. Most traditional memorials honour the loved one with stones but this is going to be a unique Green Memorial, better known in Hindi as Smriti Van, a unique opportunity to give tribute. The event was planned for on the 14th of August, the day before India’s 69th Independence Day. Since...

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Aug 13 2015

Meeting with Governor of Uttar Pradesh

Pujya Swamiji had a wonderful meeting with His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naikji, discussing plans for a green and sustainable Uttar Pradesh. Pujya Swamiji lauded His Excellency for taking his sankalpa (pledge), on the banks of Mother Ganga, during the 16th Annual International Yoga Festival in Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), earlier this year, and putting it immediately into action to clean up the River Gomti. Pujya Swamiji shared that His Excellency’s initiative and commitment exemplified true Yoga in Action. They discussed the great progress on restoring the banks of...

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Aug 11 2015

Pujya Swamiji Met With Dr.Harsh Vardhanji

Pujya Swamiji met with Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhanji, the Union Minister for Science and Technology. They discussed various issues related to cleaning the National River Ganga and environmental conservation. Pujya Swamiji shared with the Union Minister to appoint Ganga Police who would be equipped with current technology. These River Patrol Forces would be devoted to keeping the River Ganga clean and green, taking care of a distance of every 500 meter to 1 km along both sides of the river bed. He also shared with Pujya Swamiji by saying that these forces...

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Aug 09 2015

Green Progress of the Gomti Action Parivar

Pujya Swamiji founded and inspired the Gomti Action Parivar in August 2014, during His recent visit to Lucknow. The growing Gomti family was glad to celebrate their first anniversary with His blessings. During the course of one year, the Gomti Action Parivar has held several awareness campaigns to engage the citizens and students along the banks of the River Gomti to take ownership of these efforts. They have also met with several experts and engaged scientists from the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), based in Lucknow, to plan the course of...

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Aug 08 2015

Editors Meet for Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in Lucknow

UNICEF and Samyak Foundation organized an Editor’s Roundtable in Lucknow on our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to inspire a dialogue between Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith leaders and senior editors/eminent journalists from all across Uttar Pradesh and several other states, including Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, regarding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives and how they connect to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission). The roundtable was blessed by the presence, vision and guidance of GIWA’s co-founder, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of...

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