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Feb 09 2015

15th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

For the first time in the previous fourteen years, the 15th Annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) brought together respected interfaith leaders to speak about the role of faith in catalysing a change in behaviour, perspective and priority towards global challenges of sustainable development and climate change. The valedictory session of this high-level summit was graced and inspired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, chaired by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and made possible by the commitment and leadership of Nobel Laureate Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Director General TERI – The Energy and Resources...

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Feb 02 2015

Livliehood Centre for Disaster- Impacted Women Constructed

In the wake of the 2013 Uttarkahand floods, countless women who had no vocational skills were tragically widowed and plunged into deeper threats of poverty. At their request, under the guidance of Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, the The Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF) joined forces with Mandakini Women Weavers of Garhwal, the Government of Uttarakhand, and Panchachuli Women Weavers of Kumaon to help some 300 disaster-impacted families to get on their feet. As a result, recently, DSF’s Triyuginarayan Livliehood Centre was constructed 25 kilometres from the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. The Centre...

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Jan 30 2015

Rishikesh Animal Rescue Project

The first Rishikesh Animal Rescue Project is now underway, bringing together trained and talented Veterinarians from Russia, coordinated by Animal Liberty organization based in Siberia, with volunteers from the community, hosted and supported by the Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF), founded by Pujya Swamiji. The goal of the project is to bring “ABC” (Animal Birth Control) or “family planning” options – spaying and neutering – to the dogs in the Rishikesh area, a service which until now has been wholly unavailable for the dogs here. In addition to providing “family planning” procedures...

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Jan 25 2015

Conclave of Bishops Discuss WASH and Climate Change in Kerala

During the International Conference on Climate Change and the Developing World at the CMS College in Kerala, sponsored by UGC and organized in association with the Church of South India Synod and Nilackal Ecological Commission, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati led the renowned archbishops and bishops in a pledge to take care of our water bodies, to keep them clean and protect them, and also to work for sanitation and hygiene. Pujya Swamiji emphasized that we have built enough churches and enough temples for now, and that now...

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Jan 19 2015

World Toilet Summit

At the World Toilet Summit in Delhi — attended by several senior cabinet ministers and representatives of dozens of multinationals, NGOs and international gov’t organizations dedicated to bringing about a sanitation revolution, Pujya Swamiji pledged to build a toilet complex at Ajmer Dargah Sharif with Shri Dewan Sahib, a huge move in not only sanitation but in interfaith joining of hands for the betterment of society. Pujya Swamiji said, “Meditation and sanitation should go hand in hand.” Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke about the role of religion and faith in the sanitation solution and...

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Jan 16 2015

Pujya Swamiji Graces Khjrana Ganesh Utsav in Indore

Pujya Swamiji was invited as the Chief Guest at a special ‘Khjrana Ganesh Utsav’ in Indore organized by Bunty Sharma and his family. During His short but highly anticipated visit, Pujya Swamiji spoke to the thousands of faithful devotees the importance of not only worshiping the Creator but also serving the creation,especially the five elements that make up our world. He shared that today due to pollution of our water ways, our air and massive deforestation and unsustainable development our sacred and precious planet Earth is suffering and so are millions...

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Jan 10 2015

Hon’ble President of Guyana Meets Pujya Swamiji

Pujya Swamiji met with the His Excellency Donald Ramotar, the Hon’ble President of the Republic of Guyana at Gandhi Nagar Gujarat University during a meeting organized by Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). Pujya Swamiji deeply motivated all of the participants with the slogan and message ‘My Dil (heart) for India. My Will for India.’ He said that the time was right now to not only ‘Make In India’ but also to ‘Make India,’ by giving their time, talent, technology and tenacity to ensure that India could provides basic...

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Dec 24 2014

Pujya Swamiji Speaks at Event for Aastha Kunj: An Oasis of Interfaith Harmony

On the auspicious birthday of Respected Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji and Mahamana Pt Madan Mohan Malaviyaji, Pujya Swamiji lauded the Government of India, led by the able leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji, in honouring these visionary and patriotic souls with the prestigious Bharat Ratna Award. Pujya Swamiji especially wished Respected Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji a long, healthy and happy life and one that continues to be dedicated to the welfare of the nation. He spoke about His wonderful memory of Shri Vajpayeeji’s presence at the contract signing ceremony...

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Dec 24 2014

Pujya Swamiji Addresses Uday India’s ‘Make In India’ National Conclave

Pujya Swamiji addressed Uday India’s ‘Make In India’ National Conclave at the Vigyan Bhawan, as a part of their sixth anniversary celebrations, with eminent and respected dignitaries including: Shri Rajnath Singhji, Hon’ble Union Home Minister, Shri Jual Oramji, Hon’ble Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Prakash Javadekarji, Hon’ble Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwarji, Hon’ble Minister for Textiles Shri G.M.Siddeshwaraji, Hon’ble Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprisers Col Rajyarvardhan Rathoreji, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Eminent industrialists such as Shri NL Jhunjhunwalaji,...

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Dec 18 2014

Pujya Swamiji Speaks at UNICEF India’s Activate Talk on Open Defecation

As part of the celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF organised an Activate Talk on “Innovations to Support Ending Open Defecation”. Experts, innovators and thought-leaders discussed new ways of thinking to address the sanitation crisis in India, approaching the issue from different angles including social and behaviour change, public dialogue and advocacy, policy and youth engagement. Despite the progress done over the last 20 years, India is still home to the world’s largest population of people who defecate in the open,...

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