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Jun 05 2015

Rudraprayag Ganga Aarti

A beautiful Ganga Aarti was organized at Rudraprayag Sangam- at the confluence of the Alakananda and Mandakini rivers. The Aarti was led by Pujya Swamiji, the first time after the tragic floods two years ago, and brought together the local community and local administration. Pujya Swamiji inspired them to pledge and plan to organize Ganga Aarti at the sacred confluence on a regular basis, for this the Divine Shakti Foundation provided them with new musical instruments and sound systems as well as many other necessary items to start the Ganga Aarti.....

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Jun 05 2015

Rambara Smriti Van Plantation

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji visited the massive Rambara landslide location during their recent yatra to Kedarnath, where an entire town and large chunk of mountainside was completely wiped out, with Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Harak Singh Rawatji and District Magistrate of Rudraprayag, Dr.Raghav Langar. The International Memorial Garden (Smriti Van) will have indigenous and sacred trees planted in memory of the departed souls from the tragic 2013 floods in Uttarakhand was also performed. It will also be developed as an eco-tourism location where people can be with Nature as...

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Jun 03 2015

Darshan of Kedarnath and Sacred Puja

A visit to the sacred Kedarnath temple, led by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji, was a powerful and deeply transforming experience. Pujya Swamiji commended the efforts of the Government and said that just as they had been successful in getting Uttarakhand back on its feet, He urged the people of Garhwal to also get back on their feet and support these efforts to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated, lives are saved and the rich spiritual-cultural heritage of this sacred land is retained for all. With hundreds of devotees lining up...

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Jun 01 2015

Inauguration of Divine Shakti Foundation’s new Brightland School

Brightland International School, which was completely destroyed in the floods of 2013, has been rebuilt by Divine Shakti Foundation and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, led, guided, blessed and inspired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. The new, eco-friendly campus was inaugurated on the 31st May by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Harish Rawatji, Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water and Education, Uttarakhand, Shri Mantri Prasad Naithaniji, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture, Uttarakhand, Shri Harak Singh Rawatji with Pujya Swamiji and other dignitaries and guests. The newly-rebuilt school will serve hundreds of children within its...

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May 31 2015

Visit to DSF’s Triyuginarayan Livelihood Centre

A visit to the newly constructed livelihoods centre was the next stop in Pujya Swamiji’s yatra to Kedarnath where He met and spent time with the beneficiaries. Several of the women, who had lost their husbands in the floods, were so glad to get a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives- as Pujya Swamiji said, that along with weaving sweaters, shawls and many other garments they were also weaving their lives with hope and healing. Plans for a grand inauguration of the centre as well as a resilient...

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May 31 2015

Visit to Devprayag

On the beautiful yatra to Rudraprayag and Kedarnath led by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji and joined by Bharat Mitraji, Founder-President of Organic India, and Shri Dinesh Shahraji, Managing Director of Ruchi Soya, Ms. Kiran Bali, Global Chair of United Religions Initiative, as well as devotees of Parmarth Niketan and Rishikumars from Parmarth Gurukul. The first stop along the yatra was the sacred town of Devprayag, where the holy rivers Alakananda from Badrinath, Mandakini from Kedarnath and Bhagirathi come together to form the National River Ganga. The Alakananda and Mandakini join in...

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May 08 2015

Ganga Gyan Dhara: Samgra Samvaad

Today eminent environmentalists, scientists, revered spiritual-religious leaders, dedicated members of the civil society and esteemed members of administration came together in a conference organized by Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan, India in collaboration with Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance-India, under the flagship project entitled ‘Ganga Gyan Dhara’ an initiative of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to create a comprehensive database of all organizations, institutions, urban local bodies and everyone directly connected to or serving Mother Ganga all along Her stretch. The prime objective was to bring together...

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May 07 2015

Pujya Swamiji Meets Patients as well as Doctors in Nepal

During His recent visit Pujya Swamiji visited the Chirayu National Hospital & Medical Institute and lauded the service that Mr. Sangay Gurungji, founder of the hospital and Medical Coordinator of the Project Hope team, was carrying out to bring quality health-care services to as many needy people as possible. Pujya Swamiji spent time with the patients and also met with doctors, including Orthopaedic Doctors, Surgeons, Paediatricians, Neurosurgeons and many others, and inspired them to keep serving the needy and affected population as well as to encourage their friends and colleagues...

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May 06 2015

Pujya Swamiji in Nepal

Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Inspiration behind Project Hope, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, recently visited Nepal to bless Project Hope’s relief and rehabilitation efforts as well as to inspire the Project Hope team who are tirelessly serving under His divine vision to help the survivors of the recent Earthquake. During His visit, Pujya Swamiji personally distributed relief material such as tents, tripals, blankets, solar lanterns, clothes and other necessities to many remote villages in Nepal. Already two large trucks of relief...

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May 05 2015

National Secretary of BJP Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat meets with Pujya Swamiji

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) welcomed Shri Trivendra Singh Rawatji, National Secretary of BJP, In Charge of BJP Jharkhand State, Ex-Cabinet Minister of Government of Uttarakhand, to Parmarth Niketan today. They discussed Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modiji’s, vital vision and mission for Namami Gange as well as ways in which to engage the masses to take ownership and responsibility in this campaign to restore a clean and free-flowing River Ganga and Her tributaries. Pujya Swamiji also shared with him numerous...

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