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Nov 22 2015

Shared Value Summit in Delhi

A unique Shared Value Summit was held to discuss business models that can make a difference to the world. An annual event organized by the Institute for Competitiveness, India, the Indian link in the global network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School, it brings together the foremost thinkers, leaders and shared value practitioners to discuss, deliberate and formulate action strategies of how economic progress can be made along with the greatest social impact. Summit keynotes and plenary sessions discussed the role of shared values...

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Nov 20 2015

Lord Jagannath Temple Inaugurated & School for Tribals Planned

A beautiful Temple of Lord Jagannath was inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Ramesh Bhai Ozaji (Bhaishri), Pujya Bal VyasShri Shrikantji, Pujya Anurag Thukur Kanyaji and many others. It is the first of its kind in the State, the temple has been built on a chariot like structure in sandstone. It is architectural marvel by Emami Group, led by the spiritual vision of joint chairman Shri RS Agarwalji and Shri RS Goenkaji, at Balgopalpur in Balasore district has been dedicated to the society. Noted architect and sculptor Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra...

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Nov 19 2015

GIWA Celebrates UN World Toilet Day 2015

Under Dettol Banega Swach India (BSI), The World Toilet Organization, The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Pehel-The Initiative of Dainik Jagran joined forces today to celebrate United Nations World Toilet Day. According to the United Nations, “The aim of World Toilet Day is to raise awareness about the people in the world who don’t have access to a toilet, despite the fact that it is a human right to have clean water and sanitation.” Worldwide, some 2.4 billion people—or close to one-third of the global population—doesn’t have access to improved sanitation,...

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Nov 18 2015

Prayer for Paris and Pledge for World Peace

Saints, pilgrims, devotees and yogis from all across India and across the world joined together to pray and pledge for world peace and for all of humanity, in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, the violence in Beirut and the refugee crisis across Europe. Led by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, a sacred prayer with burning earthen oil lamps was held for peace, light and universal sisterhood/brotherhood. The participants were inspired to commit and pledge to cohesive action so that they can become beacons of light and...

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Nov 07 2015

First Indo China Yoga Festival at Parmarth Begins

The first ever Indo-China International Yoga Festival in India, took place on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), with participants from 31 nations. The festival ran from the 5th through the 9th November with the first 2 days in Jageshwar Dham, organized and run jointly by the Government of Uttarakhand and Parmarth Niketan, and the second 3 days at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh. See the updates from the Jageshwar Yoga Festival, here. It was inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture Shri Harak Singh Rawatji, Shri Rajeev Swaroop,...

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Nov 06 2015

Celebrating the First Historic Jageshwar Intnl Yoga Festival

The first ever, two day Jageshwar International Yoga Festival was held on November 5 and 6, jointly organized by the Government of Uttarakhand, KMVN and Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Parmarth Niketan Ashram is well known for organizing and hosting the world famous annual International Yoga Festival, from March 1-7 each year, attracting hundreds of Yogis from across India and across the world, which is now in its 17th year. Together with the department of Tourism, Government of Uttarakhand, it was decided that the inspiration and transformation of Parmarth’s International Yoga Festival...

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Nov 06 2015

Second Day of the First Historic Jageshwar Intnl Yoga Festival

The first ever, two day Jageshwar International Yoga Festival was held on November 5 and 6, jointly organized by the Government of Uttarakhand, KMVN and Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Parmarth Niketan Ashram is well known for organizing and hosting the world famous annual International Yoga Festival, from March 1-7 each year, attracting hundreds of Yogis from across India and across the world, which is now in its 17th year. Together with the department of Tourism, Government of Uttarakhand, it was decided that the inspiration and transformation of Parmarth’s International Yoga Festival...

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Nov 01 2015

Inauguration of Sanskrit Mahavidyala Rudraprayag

Pujya Swamiji visited Rudraprayag recently to inaugurate a beautiful Chatra Vas (Hostel) and Meditation Centre at the Sanskrit Mahavidyala Rudraprayag at Sangam Ghat. These buildings were devastated in the floods of 2013 and new construction by the Swaminarayan Gurukul Parivar, with the blessings of HH Pujya Swami Madhavpriyadasji, in collaboration with the Divine Shakti Foundation-Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, took place to restore the building. The opening programme was joined by the Hon’ble Education Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Mantri Prasad Naithaniji, head Acharyas of the school as well as all the students and...

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Oct 31 2015

They Walked Away From Camp Using Their New Prosthetic Device

An artificial limb and prosthetic camp was organized at Parmarth Niketan for those who are differently-abled, (lacking one or more of their limbs). Seventy two people with disabilities were provided with artificial limbs and calipers free of cost. These newly-abled people found great joy in exploring and utilizing their new hands and/or legs. Those who were previously unable to walk or use their limbs felt overwhelmed when they were fitted with devices that allowed them to be mobile on their own. The camp was organised by Mahavir Seva Sadan, Kolkata, under...

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Oct 25 2015

Seventh Annual Worldwide Meeting on Human Values in Mexico

The Seventh Annual Worldwide Meeting on Human Values took place in Monterrey, Mexico, in which HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh, India) and Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation and Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, were warmly welcomed as Spiritual Leaders and keynote speakers. They led two special programs on “Love and Consciousness in Action” with founder/President of Organic India, Shri Bharat Mitra, one was a main keynote address and the other a longer,...

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