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Oct 01 2015

Green Drive at Delhi Public School

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were Guests of Honour at a special programme at the Delhi Public School in RK Puram.The programme started with a large-scale tree-plantation on the school campuses. A campaign to support plantation of fruit trees in over 70 other schools was also launched which DPS,will coordinate and support in the planting of fruit trees on their school campuses. Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke to the auditorium filled with children by sharing, “You must not only grow but you must thrive. You must not only follow but lead. The best...

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Sep 27 2015

United Nations Agencies, Faith Leaders Sign Historic Declaration

UN-Habitat, in collaboration with other United Nations agencies and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, held a closed-door meeting in New York in which a historic declaration was approved by all parties in order to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals through partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations. 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to sanitation, without which the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved. At the same time, over 83% of the world’s population practices a faith, placing Faith-Based Organizations in...

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Sep 24 2015

Moral & Spiritual Imperative to End Extreme Poverty

New York- Leaders of the world’s foremost faith organizations gathered today to send a loud and unique signal of solidarity in order to end global poverty as a unified force. From India, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance were invited and requested to speak on the auspicious occasion. Watch the #faith2endpoverty pledge https://t.co/ksC9LnCmAS The gatherings, hosted by the World Bank, United Nations and Faith-Based Organizations including the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, signified a...

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Sep 24 2015

Pujya Swamiji pays homage to H.H. Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji at the time of His Mahasamadhi

RISHIKESH- HH Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji, one of the most renowned and beloved saints of India attained Mahasamadi yesterday at his ashram in Rishikesh. Said HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, “Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswatiji was a great inspiration for this world. Through his timeless wisdom, humour and compassionate approach, he brought the holy teachings of the Vedas to the masses, so that they could be realized and lived in the hearts of all. He will be greatly missed....

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Sep 23 2015

Banega Swachh India Meeting and Dinner in Delhi

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Co-Founder, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, and Secretary-General, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, were warmly received at a dinner meeting hosted and organized by RB, formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser and makers of popular household products Dettol and Harpic. The Global Board of Directors of RB were present at the dinner, as was the British High Commissioner, Sir James Bevan KCMG, and Nobel Peace Prize winner and Indian children’s rights and education advocate, Shri Kailash Satyarthi. Last year RB launched a nation-wide initiative, Banega Swacch India, in support of the government’s...

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Sep 20 2015

Shakti Aur Prakriti: Planting a Tree in Honour of the Girl Child

The IDPL, Rishikesh Campus saw the first historical event of its kind in which trees were planted in the name of all newly born baby girls in Rishikesh. The event was jointly organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Divine Shakti Foundation and Ganga Action Parivar as well as the Environment Conservation Society, Rotary Club, Rotaract, Plant A Tree India, and Social and Education Society. Pujya Swamiji inspired and blessed this unique initiative. Pujya Swamiji addressed those gathered by saying that creation needed the divine feminine energy and the environment needs...

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Sep 17 2015

World Toilet College Gift to Nation on Modiji’s Birthday

As a gift to nation, on Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modiji’s birthday, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), combined forces with Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organization as well as Shri Nitesh Kapoor, Regional Director – RB South Asia, RB, makers of Dettol and Harpic, announced the creation of the World Toilet College and the GIWA Academy. The educational institutions, which have been designed to complement and enhance Hon’ble Shri Modiji’s acclaimed Swachh Bharat Mission, will be...

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Sep 12 2015

Parmarth Free Eye Camp Treats 250

A three-day eye camp was held at Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital, Parmarth Niketan. Over 250 people registered for free cataract operations, done during the camp free of cost. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, lit the inaugural lamp for the camp, giving a divine launch to the camp and volunteer dorctors. During the inauguration, Dr. Mustfa Parikh, Dr. Pranay Kapadiya and Dr. Dinsa Dastur from Mumbai were present. Shushri Bhuvneshwari Mashvariya, Mr. K K Singhal, Shyam Krishna, Manas Pant, Ravindra Tandan, Mukund Vas and Archit Kumar helped arrange the eye camp...

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Sep 11 2015

Brand Ambassadors of Swachh Bharat Mission Meet with President

Pujya Swami Chidanand SaraswatiJi graced an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan last night in which Brand Ambassadors of Swachh Bharat Mission called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated Union Minister of Urban Development, Hon’ble M Venkaiah NaiduJi for involving distinguished public figures as Swachh Bharat Mission’s Brand Ambassadors, such as Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Baba Ramdev Ji, Pujya Dr Pranav Pandya डॉ. प्रणव पंड्या, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav, Shri Sachin Tendulkar, Vivek Oberoi and many others. He said...

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Sep 09 2015

Himalaya Day: Pledge by 2000 Girls to Protect Himalayas

More than two thousand young girls were inspired to pledge for the conservation of the Himalayas on the auspicious occasion of World Himalaya Day at the Government Girls Inter-college, Rishikesh. Pujya Swamiji shared that the River Ganga’s preservation and protection is crucial and fundamental to the conservation of the Himalayas. He also shared with the students about GIWA, DSF and GAP’s commitment to the 3G (Gau, Ganga, Gauri) Programme, serving to bring stray cows of the streets into Gaushalas, restoring the banks of Mother Ganga and Her tributaries as well as...

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