logo In the service of God and humanity
Stay Connected
Follow Pujya Swamiji online to find out about His latest satsangs, travels, news, messages and more.
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji | | Latest News
20251
paged,page-template,page-template-blog-standard,page-template-blog-standard-php,page,page-id-20251,paged-45,page-paged-45,edgt-core-1.0.1,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,hudson-ver-2.0, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,side_menu_slide_from_right,blog_installed,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.5,vc_responsive

Latest News

Sep 21 2014

India’s Diverse Spiritual Traditions with H.H. the Dala Lamaji

From the 20-21st of September, HH the Dalai Lamaji invited hundreds of spiritual and religious leaders for a two-day ‘Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions in India.’ The interfaith dialogue discussed the promotion of human values with a secular, inclusive and innovative approach as well as suggestions to foster inter-religious harmony. On the occasion HH the Dalai Lama personally welcomed and addressed the participants. HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and the Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, was warmly welcomed as a...

Share Post
Sep 18 2014

World Alliance of Religions in Seoul, South Korea

A message of peace, unity and oneness resounded in Seoul, South Korea when over 120 interfaith leaders joined together with ambassadors and representatives of over 24 countries for the World Alliance of Religions to sign a petition for peace and pledge their commitment to serve together for world peace. Over three hundred thousand participants gathered together in South Korea’s capital from over 50 countries, a majority of them from the International Youth Association as well as International Women’s Association. Representing India, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh),...

Share Post
Sep 13 2014

Green Mantra ‘Pitri Tarpan Ped Arpan’ by Pujya Swamiji

During the time of Pitri Paksha, people from all over India pay tribute and perform tarpan (sacred ritual) to honour their ancestors. Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Panchnad Smarak Trust, Panjabi Mahasabha (Uttarakhand) performed this ritual on Parmarth’s Ganga Ghat in honour of those who had lost their lives during the massacre in 1947 partition of India and Pakistan as well as to honour those who lost their lives in the recent floods of Jammu Kashmir as well as last year’s floods in Uttarakhand. On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji...

Share Post
Sep 12 2014

Pujya Swamiji and Prakash Javadekarji discuss Restoring Ganga

Pujya Swamiji met with Shri Prakash Javadekarji, the Hon’ble Minister of Environment and Forests, Information Technology and Broadcasting, and discussed the various technologies that could be utilized to clean up the sacred River Ganga. He shared about boats designed to patrol the banks of rivers, eating up and segregating the solid waste and liquid waste from the fresh water. The discussed how these technologies were functional in other parts of the world and could be utilized in the first phase of the Clean Ganga plan to illustrate immediate results. They also...

Share Post
Sep 09 2014

Pujya Swamiji and Shri Nitin Gadkariji discuss Green Ganga

Pujya Swamiji met with Shri Nitin Gadkari, the Hon’ble Minister for the Government of India of Roads, Transport, Shipping and Highways as well as Rural Development and offered him a sacred Rudraksh tree at his official residence. Shri Gadkariji agreed with Pujya Swamiji’s emphasis on the vital importance of a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Revolution in India, and they both expressed great joy at the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a Clean India.. Pujya Swamiji shared that Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance have been working tirelessly to...

Share Post
Sep 09 2014

Pujya Swamiji discusses Green Schools with Smt. Smriti Iraniji

Pujya Swamiji met with Smt Smriti Iraniji, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He spoke to her about the need for every school to incorporate green values into their curriculum and daily activities. He shared that every school across India must be equipped with basic facilities and green technologies, such as bio-toilets and bio-sand filters, ensuring provision for clean water and adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities which are key to improving our children’s quality of education. These technologies could be developed in a hands-on way in which...

Share Post
Sep 08 2014

Pujya Swamiji Gives a Green Blessing to Uma Shri Bhartiji

Pujya Swamiji met with Uma Shri Bhartiji, the Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, sharing with her the concrete solutions and technologies that Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) had gathered in the last few years for waste water management, solid waste management, agricultural management, ecological management and alternative energy. He said that the Ganga Action Parivar was ready to serve and support the government in implementing a comprehensive plan for Ganga, including a grand plan, with changes at the policy level, as well as the ground...

Share Post
Sep 06 2014

Pujya Swamiji meets with Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singhji

Pujya Swamiji met with Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singhji, this week in Delhi, soon after His return from abroad. He shared with him the many suggestions and solutions that Ganga Action Parivar and the Global Interfaith WASH Allaince had gathered from their family of experts, scholars, scientists, engineers, environmentalists and dedicated volunteers, presenting GAP’s and GIWA’s White Papers as summaries of these crucial issues and solutions. Pujya Swamiji also discussed the plans of Gomti Action Parivar towards raising awareness and revitalizing the River Gomti as a model of a pristine...

Share Post
Sep 04 2014

Green Teacher’s Day in Uttarkashi

Pujya Swamiji travelled to Uttarakashi on the occasion of Teacher’s Day and addressed over 2,000 students at the Ganesh Dutt Secondary School. The function celebrated Pujya Swamiji’s much anticipated arrival with a beautiful cultural programme highlighting the recent Nanda Raj Jat Yatra and other folk dances. Pujya Swamiji inspired students, teachers and every citizen to celebrate all festivals and holidays with a green touch and a green message. He said, ‘Mother Nature is the best teacher and on this special day when the whole nation is celebrating Teacher’s day, let us...

Share Post
Jul 28 2014

Historic Memorandum of Understanding Between UNICEF and GIWA

India’s Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Representative of UNICEF in India, Louis-Georges Arsenault and H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, one of India’s largest interfaith organizations. The agreement signed today at UNICEF Country Office in New Delhi, follows the launch of GIWA on 25th September 2013, at UNICEF Headquarters in New York, under sponsorship of USAID and the Government of the Netherlands. At the signing ceremony, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji...

Share Post