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May 16 2016

Vanvasis & Dharma Gurus Pledge for Sanitation for All

Parmarth Niketan’s camp in the Kumbh Mela was awash in colour and song today as members of Vanvasi groups from Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura converged together with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Bhajan Samrat, Anup Jalotaji, in a historic show of unity. The representatives were resplendent in shimmering ethnic dress as they held signs, waved flags and chanted messages of unity and peace. Later, all raised their hands and voices to demand an end to needless childhood deaths by ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to clean and healthy...

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May 13 2016

Open Defecation Free Simhasth

‘#Loowithaview’ -Water Aid and WASH Alliance come together in the Ujjain Kumbha Mela Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, inaugurated the “Loo with a View” today at the #Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016. It is an enclosed #toilet stall where the door is a one-way mirror door through which the person on the outside sees a mirror on the door but on the inside, the person using the toilet can...

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May 12 2016

Vaicharik Mahakumbh- International Conference on Living the Right Way

Pujya Swamiji graced the beautiful and unique #VaicharikMahakumbh on the 12th May during the Simhastha Kumbha Mela, addressing and inspiring the gathering on the theme of ‘Swachhta aur Sarita’ with a panel of distinguished speakers including the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Chouhanji, Hon’ble Member of Parliament Shri Anil Madhav Daveji and Padma Bhushan Shri Bindeshwar Pathakji and many others. The large two day event also is known as the International Conference on Living the Right Way: Universal Message of Simhasth, hence Pujya Swamiji spoke about how the...

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May 11 2016

Pariyavaran Maha Kumbha

On the 11th of May, in the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela- Simhasth kumbh Mahaparv 22nd Apr To 21st May we had a beautiful #Paryavaran (Environmental) #MahaKumbha programme, under the inspiration, vision and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, organized by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Global Interfaith WASH Alliance , Ganga Action Parivar- Parmarth Niketan Ashram(Rishikesh) at the Prabhu Premi Sangh camp. The event was blessed by Pujya Acharya M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, Pujya Shiv Shankar Dasji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and many other saints. The respected dignitaries and speakers...

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May 09 2016

Day 2 – Yog Maha Kumbha

The second day of the Yog Maha Kumbha in Haridwar, began with Iyengar Yoga by Shri HS Arun and Yuva Yoga by Dr. Yuva Dayalan. Followed by a beautiful guided Yoga Nidra by Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji. After lunch, there was a panel discussion led by Devaa Haley Mitchell, Stephen Dinan, CEO of Shift Network, Philip Hellmich,, Stephen Dinan and Sandra that focused on the need to be as Yogis–to live our lives in a way in which we are conscious of our carbon and water footprint. They led everyone in a...

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May 08 2016

Rashtra Raksha Maha Kumbha

UJJAIN: Thousands of citizens from various backgrounds came together for an incredible and colourful Rashtra Raksha Maha Kumbha Yatra yesterday in the Ujjain Kumbha Mela, under the able leadership of Mananiya Shri Indresh Kumarji, senior RSS leader, with the inspiration, vision, blessing and graceful presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The procession was organized by the Rashtriya Suraksha Jagran Manch and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan. It started early morning from the Parmarth Niketan camp, which has been dedicated...

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May 08 2016

First Ever Yog Maha Kumbha Begins

A historic, first ever, four day Yog Maha Kumbha festival took place in Pantdweep, Haridwar, jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and Parmarth Niketan, from the 8-11th March. This year, the celebrations were planned to coincide with and extend the 28th Annual, International Yoga Festival celebrations at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), held from 1-7th March, and jointly organized by Uttarakhand Tourism, Parmarth Niketan and GMVN, to the heart of the Ardha Kumbha, the sacred city of Haridwar. The morning began with Kundalini Sadhana with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. The festival was inaugurated...

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May 07 2016

Siksha Kranti Maha Kumbha

A historic Siksha Kranti Maha Kumbha took place in the Simhastha Kumbha Mela today with the leadership and vision of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji , President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The event brought together revered saints and students, parents and principals, gathering nearly 5,000 educationists, teachers and students who took part in the event. The event started with a grand Swachhta procession, a rally dedicated to raising awareness on the need to make India open defecation free, maintain sanitation and hygiene as well as to...

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May 07 2016

Pujya Swamiji speaks about Sanitation Best Practices in Simhastha

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Chairman, India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF), and Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), addressed a press conference today at the Kumbh Mela in Ujjain highlighting the importance of behaviour change in driving sanitation best practices. He emphasized that all citizens need to take responsibility for eliminating open defecation in our country and ensure the safe treatment and disposal of human waste in our environment. Addressing the topic of swachhta (cleaniness) at his camp dedicated entirely to these efforts, Pujya Swamiji urged everyone...

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May 04 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Samvaad

#SarvaDharmaSwachhtaSamvaad #MyCleanIndia A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a Sadbhavana Sankalp. In so doing, they implored the people of India to rise together so that India may shine as a global example of cleanliness. For this, they harmoniously said that we must do all we can to ensure that our lands and rivers are kept open-defecation free through the use of eco-friendly toilets. On illuminating a...

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