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Water Sanitation & Hygiene Tag

Dec 02 2020

National Consultation on Menstrual Health & Hygiene

NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON MENSTRUAL HEALTH & HYGIENE UNITES GOVERNMENT, FAITH, SOCIAL AND NGO LEADERS The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) organized a joint event, bringing cohesion and concurrence to ongoing planning and implementation efforts of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness. 2 DECEMBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI: In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has strained the resources and the resolve of hundreds of millions around the world, the important work of sanitation and hygiene takes on an even greater importance - something that the...

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Nov 28 2020

Pujya Swamiji’s Message Concerning Global Water Crisis

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji shares his concerns over the existing water crisis all over the world, a crisis that has become more challenging during this global pandemic.  He expresses his gratitude and appreciation to everyone associated with the project named Mission Pani & the exemplary work it has done in the field of ensuring safe water in India. He emphasizes the importance of making Mission Pani into a people’s mission, with widespread awareness on the importance of safe water among every Indian who in turn becomes a stakeholder in the...

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Nov 19 2020

Toilet Day: 4P’s – Pani, Poop, Plastic & Pollution

On #WorldToiletDay, Pujya Swamiji who has been advocating for Toilets from as early as 2012 shared a beautiful message at the World Toilet Summit recently. He shared, ”It’s wonderful to be together on World Toilet Day! Who would have ever thought we would gather for toilets? We gather for peace, we gather for parties, but for poop? However, this is what is needed! We cannot have real, meaningful peace in the world as long as there are children suffering and dying due to lack of clean water, lack of sanitation, and hygiene." He...

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Nov 06 2020

Pujya Swamiji on Water crises & Solution

Water is life. Without water, there is no life and peace. Pujya Swamiji shares with us the importance of water. He shares,” We need to put ourselves into action and come together with a solution. We must improve our way of agriculture & irrigation so it is less water-intensive and more sustainable.” Statistics tells us by the year 2030, 40% of Indians will have no access to drinking water. We all know how alarming this is number is. Let us pledge to work together to save & conserve water and use it wisely....

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Oct 15 2020

Pujya Swamiji’s message on Global Handwashing Day

“स्वछता सिर्फ जैविक आवश्यता नहीं है, भलकी एक जीवन शैली है” “Cleanliness is next to godliness”- Pujya Swamiji According to a report by UNICEF, three billion people – 40 percent of the world’s population – do not have a place in their homes to wash their hands with water and soap. 18 lakh kids below the age of 5 die every year due to diarrhea & pneumonia. That is why it is very important to wash hands with soap and in the right way. On the occasion of Global Handwashing, watch Pujya...

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Oct 15 2020

Global Handwashing Day Webinar

INTERFAITH LEADERS AND GLOBAL INFLUENCERS UNITE FOR GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY WEBINAR! Collaborative Effort by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joined by WHO, UNICEF India, UNFPA India, United Nations Volunteers and heads of five major faith traditions in India – Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh - come together for an incredible and inspiring panel. 15 OCTOBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI/GENEVA/NEW YORK: Forty percent of the world’s population does not have access to a basic hand-washing facilities. It has been seen, now more than ever during this Covi-19...

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Oct 03 2020

Creating a Covid Secure Gurukul – NDTV and Banega Swasth India Interview Pujya Swamiji

Glad to share this beautiful coverage of our ashram from yesterday on Gandhi Jayanti when NDTV & Dettol India showcased our partnership towards a Covid Secure Gurukul. As we move towards a New Normal, the ashram is instituting measures of greater sanitation, hygiene and health to ensure that we prevent and curb the spread of Covid-19 as well as boost our immunity and promote a greater sense of wellness. In addition to infrastructure we are also committed to capacity building and behaviour change, so you can see our Rishikumars in...

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Sep 24 2020

Address for the Leave No One Behind Webinar

In His address to the Leave No One Behind Webinar organised recently by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in partnership with the WSSCC, and in association with the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, United Nations India and Niti Aayog, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji shared in His powerful and inspiring address, "Our ancient scriptures teach us, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', the world is one family. When we are one then there is no one to leave behind!” He added, “When we work to reach the last one in line first...

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Sep 22 2020

Leave No One Behind Webinar

Lessons learned from Consultations on SDG 6 of 14 vulnerable groups for India’s Voluntary National Review ONLINE EVENT UNITES WASH LEADERS FOR IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Jai Shakti’s Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawatji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Founder/Chair of GIWA, President of Parmarth Niketan, Renata Lok-Dessallian United Nations India Head, WSSCC’s Deputy ED Sue Coates as well as eminent WASH Leaders for Important Discussions 22 September 2020: A historic webinar was held today at the time of the United Nations General Assembly highlighting the success of the Leave No...

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