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Jan 17 2019

Gandhian Resurgence Summit

The Gandhian Resurgence Summit is organised by Parmarth Niketan Ashram, the Harijan Sevak Sangh (founded by Mahatma Gandhiji in 1932), Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). The theme of the event is: Gandhi for all, Gandhi for now, Gandhi for youth. The Gandhian Resurgence Summit was inaugurated by the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji. Cultural programme commemorates Mahatma Gandhi at Parmarth Niketan Camp in @PrayagrajKumbh@PujyaSwamiji @SadhviBhagawati @wash_alliance @WSSCCouncil @UNICEFIndia#ChaloKumbhChalein #KumbhMela2019 #SwachhKumbh pic.twitter.com/VVjXygnhjm— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) January 18, 2019 [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10157083840192698"]...

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Jan 17 2019

President of India Inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit

President of India Inaugurates Gandhian Resurgence Summit:   Gandhi for Now, Gandhi for Youth, Gandhi for All Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi The Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind came to the Kumbh Mela in Prayag Raj to our Parmarth Niketan, Ganga Action Parivar & Global Interfaith WASH Alliance eco-friendly camp where he inaugurated the Gandhian Resurgence Summit, a celebration in honor of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, organized by Parmarth Niketan, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the Harijan Sevak Sangh, India’s oldest Gandhian organization founded by...

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Jan 16 2019

Kumbh Mela – Makar Sankranti

On the day of the first official Shahi Snan of the Kumbh Mela before going to the sangam for the snan, Pujya Swamiji led the pilgrims and yatris in clean-up programme on the banks of the sacred river to emphasize the beginning of Swachh Kumbh, a historic Mela with a Message. Celebrating the first day of #KumbhMela2019 with a divine bath in the sacred waters of the holy rivers with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati ji!#Kumbh2019 #Kumbh #GreenKumbh #ParmarthKumbh #Prayagraj Sadhvi...

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Jan 14 2019

New Year, New You!

[caption id="attachment_24033" align="alignright" width="300"] Sound Healing session[/caption] Parmarth Niketan recently hosted a special 5-day New Year’s Spiritual retreat, centered around the theme “New Year, New You.” There were participants from 13 different countries, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and China, to Argentina, Brazil and the United States. The program included pranayama, yoga asana, yoga nidra, spiritual question and answer sessions, meditation, Vedic mantra chanting, sound healing and much more! Ganga is said to represent the flow of Soma, the cosmic force of immortal life that gives rejuvenation, and healing. By surrendering...

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Dec 29 2018

The Harmony Festival

The Harmony Festival, celebrating 100 years of The Yoga Institute​*, was inaugurated in a beautiful event at the MMRDA Grounds, BKC in Mumbai yesterday by the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji, Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Raoji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis​, Hon'ble Union Minister of AYUSH Shri Shripad Naikji, Hon'ble Mayor of Mumbai Shri Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, Director of TYI Dr Hansaji J Yogendra, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Gaur Gopal Dasji, Padma Shri Swami Bharat Bhushanji, Acharya Dr Lokesh Muniji and...

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Dec 27 2018

International Environmental Summit & Awards

An International Environmental Summit was held in Delhi at the Ashoka Hotel, organized by Sparsh Ganga Abhiyaan, Namami Gange and the Ministry of Environment. Hon’ble Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Culture Dr Mahesh Sharmaji graced the occasion which was blessed by the august presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) & Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, Acharya Balkrishanji, CEO Patanjali Ayurved, Co-Founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth and Sadhvi Bhagawati Sarasawatiji, Secretary General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The event was...

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Dec 25 2018

Tis Always the Season of Giving at Parmarth

At Parmarth the Holiday Season was celebrated with great spirit of giving back. There were special bhandaras (large free feasts for all), havans (sacred yagna purification ceremonies), divine Ganga Aarti, inspiring blessings, satsang, blanket distribution, fruit distribution and more during the last few days. These are daily occurrences at this Himalayan abode, which seemed especially special and meaningful in the context of the holiday season, as pilgrims and devotees came with their families and loved ones to be on the banks of Mother Ganga and experienced first hand the joy of...

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Dec 17 2018

Clean Up in Swargashram, Rishikesh

A special morning clean up took place in Rishikesh as Parmarth Rishikumars joined volunteers from around the world and volunteers of Parmarth Niketan to clean up the Rishikesh Swargashram Region. They were inspired and motivated by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​'s divine example and at His call the newly elected Nagar Palika Adhaksh Shri Madhav Agarwalji also joined with his team. The clean up raised local awareness on the need and the urgency of keeping our localities clean and green for all. It also engaged and inspired youth to be the...

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Dec 16 2018

Interfaith Leaders Training Completion

A two day Inter-religious Summit dedicated to the theme of "Fostering Peaceful & Diverse Societies" concluded at Parmarth Niketan​, jointly organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and KAICIID​, giving way to a special two-day Youth Leader Workshop and Training at Parmarth Niketan from 9-10th December, during which young faith leaders and youth from faith-based organisations and intergovernmental organisations were trained to be champions of peaceful and inclusive societies. Youth leaders from more than 12 countries, belonging to diverse faith traditions and organisations were trained with interactive, engaging and fun activities...

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Dec 10 2018

Muslims, Hindus Unite at International Summit in Rishikesh

Show of Unity in advance of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birthday Anniversary Two Day Inter-religious Summit & Two Day Training inaugurated at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), with the joint collaboration of KAICIID​, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ & Parmarth Niketan​ RISHIKESH: Prominent Hindu and Muslim leaders and youth joined forces at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) in a first ever, historic event on strengthening interreligious collaboration of Hindu and Muslim leaders and youth. The historic event was organized by KAICIID the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), Vienna, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Parmarth Niketan as...

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