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Oct 10 2018

From Sewage Point to Selfie Point in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Today saw the historic and pivotal inauguration of a innovative, simple and effective Physico-Chemical Remediation Treatment System using Geotube Technology at the Kukrail Nala, Lucknow with the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mahant Shri Yogi Adityanath​ji, Hon'ble Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari​ji, with the inspiration, suggestion and divine vision of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Suresh Khanna BJP​ji, Hon'ble Minister for Technical Education & Medical Education, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ashutosh Tandon (Gopal...

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Oct 02 2018

Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave

Pujya Swamiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, and our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team participated in the Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave (MGISC) by the Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the United Nations and more than 100 ministers, senior delegates and representatives from 50 countries. The Convention shared the massive strides India has taken towards achieving universal safe sanitation, celebrating Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary. The Conclave was inaugurated by the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji on the 29th September. Great honor to speak at the...

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Oct 02 2018

Pujya Swamiji on NDTV’s Banega Swachh India Cleanathon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5B463jRcW0 "Time has come for all faith leaders that sanitation and meditation should go together", says Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President and spiritual head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). Swami Chidanand talks about plan to bringing all 'dharm gurus' during the Kumbh to organise inter faith programmes on sanitation and cleanliness.Talking about Ganga pollution, he says, "Given the state of the river, before we bathe in Ganga we must give bath to Ganga." GIWA Founder @PujyaSwamiji inspires us to work on the ground plan while the...

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Sep 29 2018

Meeting with HE the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji met with Hon’ble President of India Respected Shri Ram Nath Kovindji at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.  Together they discussed Swachh Bharat, ODF+, the "Sewage to Selfie Point" initiative, Kumbh Mela 2019, cleaning Mother Ganga, and more.  They also resented him with our Himalayan Declaration from Himalaya Diwas & Global Interfaith WASH Alliance draft water charter. It was so nice to have met our Hon’ble President of India #RamNathKovind ji to discuss @swachhbharat, #ODF+, #SewagetoSelfie point, #KumbhMela2019 & more. We presented him w/ our #Himalayandeclaration from #HimalayaDiwas & @wash_alliance’s draft #watercharter....

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Sep 25 2018

Gandhian Thought is the Real GDP of India

Gandhian Thought to be Promoted in Upcoming Kumbh Mela as the real GDP of India Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Chief Guest for Sadbhavana Conclave at the Gandhi Ashram Harijan Sevak Sangh DELHI: A special Sadbhavana Conclave took place today at Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Sevak Sangh Headquarters in Delhi today. The meeting commemorated the anniversary of the historic Poona Pact, which was drawn by the joint consultation between Mahatma Gandhiji and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar led to the establishment of Harijan Sevak Sangh* on September 24, 1932 following a large public meeting held in...

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Sep 25 2018

Swachhta Hi Seva Programme in Lucknow

On International Peace Day, during Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​'s recent trip to Lucknow, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Ganga Action Parivar​ and Parmarth Niketan​ hosted a beautiful clean up & tree plantation programme in Vijay Nagar, Lucknow. The event began with children of the Technical High School joined by a group of children from Harijan Sevak Sangh​, Lucknow School joining Pujya Swamiji and many community members to plant twelve medicinal, ornamental and fruit trees on the campus. They warmly welcomed Pujya Swamiji with a beautiful prayer and listened intently to Pujya Swamiji's...

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Sep 23 2018

The 53rd Annual Convention of the FHRAI

The 53rd Annual Convention of the Federation of Hotel Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mahant Yogi Adityanathji, blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, joined by Hon'ble Minister of Finance, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Rajesh Agarwalji, Hon'ble Tourism Minister, GoUP, Smt Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi ji, presided by President of FHRAI Shri Girish Oberoi and Secretary General of FHRAI Shri Surendra Jaiswalji. Honble Chief Minister, Shri M Yogi Adityanath​ji said that the Ram, Krishna and Buddha circuits all pass through or are...

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Sep 18 2018

Launch of The Ripple Academy at Parmarth

Thirty women from India and Nepal gathered together to launch The Ripple Academy, a holistic training program for women to work together to protect the environment and unite for peace and justice. This initiative is a partnership between United Religions Initiative and the Women's Earth Alliance. Divine Shakti Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance are also co-partners and co-sponsors. With climate change, environmental destruction, and oppressive governments, women are often the most impacted within their communities. However, they are often cut off from the solutions, resources, and networks...

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Sep 16 2018

Swachh Teerth, Swachh Bharat

Clean and green pilgrimage is crucially important for a Swachh Bharat (Clean India), as our pilgrimage sites are frequently visited by lakhs of pilgrims and hence trash is often seen strewn across these sacred spaces of worship especially after major festivals and holidays. Such is the case in the Neelkanth Marg at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Rajaji National Park, as a group of volunteers, with the inspiration and green leadership of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, joined the Parmarth Rishikumars, to clean up this...

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Sep 14 2018

Nourishment, Sanitation & Interfaith Harmony Summit in Bijnor

A large summit was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance & Parmarth Niketan in Najibabad, Bijnor at the Gurukul International Academy where the theme was to address ending malnourishment, inspiring Swachh Bharat as a people's movement, protecting the environment and working together, across faiths, to realise these goals. A large summit was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ & Parmarth Niketan​ in Najibabad, Bijnor at the Gurukul International Academy where the theme was to address ending malnourishment, inspiring Swachh Bharat as a people's movement, protecting the environment and working...

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