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Nov 20 2020

Menstruation & the Divine Worshipable Shakti

On World Toilet Day, Sadhviji delivered an inspiring address amongst an august panel of experts at the World Toilet Organization's #WorldToiletSummit. She shared important insights about Menstrual Hygiene Management - perhaps one of the most-important and least-discussed health issues facing so many women across India and around the world and an important element in so many of the United Nations' #sustainabledevelopmentgoals "The average woman," Sadhviji emphasized "spends seven years - seven years! - of her life menstruating. Our sisters, our mothers, our wives spend seven years! But, do we give it...

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Nov 14 2020

Dhanteras & Diwali – A Time of Giving at Parmarth

Under the direction and with the blessings of Pujya Swamiji we welcomed a group of some the most disadvantaged and impoverished families of Swargashram, Rishikesh for an offering of love and light - plus, some essentials to help make their holiday brighter during the pandemic! With the support of the Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Pipes in partnership with Parmarth Niketan and the Divine Shakti Foundation and it's President Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, this first round of holiday offerings - distributed with all health and safety guidelines of masking and social distancing...

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Nov 10 2020

Good Air E-Summit | War Against Air Pollution

Online Event Gathers Corporate, Government and Interfaith Leaders with Youth and Civil Society Organisations for Fighting Air Pollution Deaths from Toxic Air Claim 1.7 Lakh Lives Each Year; Air Pollution 5th Biggest Cause of Death in the Nation. 10 November 2020, Webinar: As news programs continue to offer constant coverage of the ongoing degradation of India’s air – Bharat ranks as the second most-polluted country behind Bangladesh – the Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council in collaboration with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan brought together some of the Nation’s...

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Nov 07 2020

World Peace and Health Yagna from Parmarth Niketan

Join us from the Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for our sacred Sunday morning for our World Peace Yagna as we pray for the health and well being of the world free from the Corona Virus. We also offer prayers to all of our Corona Warriors and frontline workers working tirelessly around the world. Led HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, joined by Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji with Vedic chanting by Pujya Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and our Parmarth Rishikumar....

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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 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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Sep 11 2020

First Ever Online Menstrual Health & Hygiene Training of Trainers

The first ever four-day Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) online training of TOTs (Training of Trainers) was organised by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) to sensitize practitioners on the biological process of menstruation, the negative impact of social taboos on girls and women’s life, safe practices to manage menstruation hygienically and safe disposal of menstrual waste. [caption id="attachment_30742" align="alignleft" width="300"] Special lamp lighting began the first ever online Trainer of the training[/caption] GIWA and WSSCC hosted and organised this training, in association with Parmarth Niketan...

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Aug 21 2020

Ganesh Chathurthi – Ganeshji’s Grace for New, Auspicious, Obstacle-Free Beginnings

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! What a beautiful, special and auspicious day to offer our prayers, love, and devotion to Lord Ganeshji, the God of auspiciousness, new beginnings and wisdom, and the Divine remover of obstacles! As we pray to him, let us remember also that our greatest obstacle is usually in our own minds and hearts. On this auspicious day, let us let go of our egos, our grudges, our attachments to how we think everything must be, our competitions and jealousies. Let us pray to Lord Ganeshji for the true wisdom to...

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