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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Jul 24 2014

Water Blessing Ceremony at House of Commons to Pray for Thames, Ganga and all Rivers of the World

London: For the first time in British history, an interfaith Water Blessing Ceremony was performed on the lap of River Thames to give thanks for the ancient, life-giving river and to pray that all people, all over the world should have access to safe, sufficient water. The event also was organised to raise awareness of water scarcity across the globe which has reached unprecedented dangerous levels. When Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, came to India in November 2013, they visited the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh (Himalayas), presided over...

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Jul 18 2014

Thames River Clean-Up

On Friday18th July in Central London, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) joined forces with Thames21, London’s lead Thames waterway charity to clean up the rubbish strewn banks of the River Thames. This unique collaboration saw HH Pujya Swamiji Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh (India), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, India and co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance , mobilise dozens of volunteers of all ages who, in searing heat, donned wellies and gloves to dig up countless discarded plastic bags and...

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Jul 15 2014

Kedarnath Katha

Two special kathas were held in memory of those who lost their lives during last year’s devastating floods in Uttarakhand, and in honour of their families who struggle to rebuild their lives from the tragic loss. It was Pujya Swamiji’s inspiring vision that the kathas would be both a sacred occasion to bathe in the divine stories of the Creator as well as an opportunity to honour the divine Creation, filling the listeners with renewed peace and hope. One katha was delivered in Augustmuni, Rudraparayag, near the center of last year’s...

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Jul 13 2014

Guru Purnima 2014 in London

Here is a beautiful album of pictures from the Guru Purnima function in London on the 13th July, with the theme of “Living in the Light.” The function began with a beautiful show by the young children, speaking on all the ways that Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati has touched, taught and transformed their lives and the lives of so many. There is also a slide show of the event. The slideshow is to the live singing of the Hanuman Chalisa, a prayer of the glories the greatest, most divine devotee whose strength,...

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Jul 06 2014

Berlin Yoga Festival: Pledge for all Rivers

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji were chief guests for the opening keynote lectures at the 10th annual Berlin Yoga Festival, celebrated and hosted by Lernen in Bewegung e.V. at Cultural Park Kladow of Berlin, Germany from July 4th – 6th, bringing together more than 5,000 yoga seekers. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji gave a special satsang, shared discourses and hosted question and answer sessions on living yoga, both on and off the mat. They are deeply committed to spreading the message and practice of living yoga in...

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