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Mar 22 2021

World Water Day 2021

Value of Water is Crucial Now: From the banks of Maa Ganga Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji lead pledge with students, teachers and principals of WaterSchools Programmes to protect, preserve and serve water March 22, 2021: World Water Day is a special day to raise awareness on the global water crisis. This year’s theme is “Valuing Water.” The value of water is about much more than money--- water has a massive and multifaceted value for our homes, food, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our environment....

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Mar 18 2021

Faith for Earth Councilors Program with UN Environment Programme, Faith for Earth Initiative & United Religions Initiative

The UN Environment Programme, Faith for Earth Initiative and United Religions Initiative, organised a special Faith for Earth Councilors Program in a series of cluster meetings to brought together eminent faith leaders from all faith traditions in order to build a network of faith-based organisations taking leadership in their communities to address environmental urgencies. The gathering at the UN House Delhi today was graced by: Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatii, Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, representing Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh Pujya BK Shivani of the Brahma Kumaris Pujya Gauranga Das, Director of...

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Mar 18 2021

#50ActsofCompassion​ Launch on Pujya Sadhviji’s 50th Birthday

On Pujya Sadhviji's birthday a year-long online campaign was launched to honour her teachings and her divine example by encouraging everyone to engage in at least 50 acts of compassion and kindness throughout the year, hopefully becoming inspired for many more thereafter. These acts of compassion can be anything including: planting a tree, feeding the hungry, providing the gift of education or medical care to those who can't afford it, becoming a vegetarian (or vegan!) or any action of love and service. Then, please share a picture or post about...

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Mar 16 2021

Official Inauguration of the Parmarth Nari Shakti Kendra

Dear to Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji's heart is empowerment of women and girls and the creation of a world in which they can not only survive but truly thrive. It was therefore on the occasion of her 50th Birthday that the official inauguration of the Parmath Nari Shakti Kendra with its additional class offerings took place, as administrators, teachers and students at Divine Shakti Foundation's Parmarth Vidya Mandir Prakash Bharti school came together to make the event very special. An afternoon of dance, dramatic presentations and song offered by the students...

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Mar 15 2021

Pujya Sadhviji’s 50th Birthday Celebrations

An incredibly rich and full celebration took place at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji's 50th Birthday celebrations. This year her birthday beautifully coincided with Mahashivratri (11th March), the Haridwar Kumbh Mela, the conclusion of our first ever online International Yoga Festival and the Hon'ble Speaker of the Lok Sabha Shri Om Birlaji and his families visit to Parmarth from the 13-14th March. On Shivratri she took part in a beautiful Shiva Abhishek and in the evening more sacred prayers and Rudrabhishek took place. The next morning a beautiful...

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Mar 07 2021

Reopening of Parmarth Naari Shashakti Kendra Centre for Excellence

It was such an incredible joy to gather at our Parmarth Naari Shashakti Kendra Centre for Excellence recently as Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, graced the reopening of the facility after the Covid crisis shuttered it for almost a year! With the inspiration and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, the Centre has completely transformed, thanks to the DSF teams that have worked diligently to revamp and expand both the school and the curriculum to offer a broader array of vocational training to...

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Feb 02 2021

Helping Poverty-Stricken Areas During COVID-19

In addition to the devastating sickness and the tragic loss of life, one of the major effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been its economic effect on impoverished and indigent groups and the loss of livelihoods and life's essentials. Interruptions in supply chains, in addition to the more obvious loss of income from a still-shrinking workforce, has created a new class of needy and worsened an already enormous segment of the population that is nothing less than poverty-stricken. In India and around the world, meals are missed and homes lost...

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Jan 15 2021

Makar Sankranti Blessings

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Makar Sankranti, a beautiful Hindu festival celebrating the sun's return to the Northern Hemisphere that is always the traditional beginning of the Maha Kumbh Mela, being held this year in Haridwar. Our last Kumbh was held in Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, this time two years ago when over 12 crores (120 million) divine souls made the pilgrimage to the divine city to take a sacred snan in Mother Ganga that absolved them and their ancestors of sin, thus ending the cycle of rebirth. HH Pujya...

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Dec 23 2020

Online Workshop “Leveraging the Power of Faith to Co-create a Just and Peaceful World”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6smZ7RfSDkI Join us for a unique two-day online workshop entitled "Leveraging the Power of Faith to Co-create a Just and Peaceful World" with eminent Interfaith Leaders representing our diverse faith traditions organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in partnership with the UNFPA India today. Inspiring messages from Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, Co-Chair or GIWA, Respected Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi ji, President, All India Imam Organisation, Head Granthi Gurudwara Bangla Saheb Singh Sahib Giani Ranjit Singh Ji, from Ajmer Sharif Haji Syed Salman Chishtyji, Sister Lucy Kurien from the Christian Tradition and...

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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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