Roundtable Leading Upto the Global Citizen Festival
The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Roundtable on Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) for All, organised with the technical support of UNICEF India, took place on the lead up to the Global Citizen India Festival in Mumbai recently. It was a unique opportunity for GIWA’s Interfaith Leaders, led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, GIWA’s Co-Founder, beautifully moderated by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, GIWA’s Secretary General, with the support of UNICEF, joined by Media and Business Leaders who came together to talk & pledge for working towards fulfilling #SDG6.
Respected Shiv Khemka of TGELF was especially lauded for his great commitment and dedication to this cause and for his incredible efforts to put together the #GlobalCitizensFestival for the first time in India. Our media partners present at the meeting included a diverse range of senior editors and editors from Hindi, Urdu and English papers.
Amongst the revered interfaith leaders present where: Bhai Mohinder Singhji, leads the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ), Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasiji, President of All India Imam Association (Sunni Leader), Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji, President of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti, Ven Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji, President of the MAHABODHI INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION CENTRE, Sufi Shah Peer Mushahid uz zaman khan Chishti, Chairman and Founder of International Islamic Sufi Foundation, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji, Director, Programmes, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar.
Amongst some of the corporate stakeholders present included: ICCI, Tata, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Nalanda and others.
At the end of the fruitful roundtable there was a collective pledge to work together as one family with the common vision and mission of improving WASH for all.