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Nov 13 2018

Special Reception with the Former PM of Canada

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji ​and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ had a very special meeting with the Former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell​ at a reception held at the Intercontinental Hotel. The intimate reception was organised by Audrey Kitagawa, incoming Chair of the Parliament of the World's Religions​ and attended also by Jonathan Granoff, Chair Universal Sufi Council and President of Global Security Council, Giani Iqbal Singh, Jathedar Patna Saheb and many others dignitaries. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji shared the various efforts being undertaken by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ to...

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Nov 13 2018

Awakening the Divine Feminine

This motivational session shared the secrets of divine-feminine-energy with attendees, and inspired them to believe they can tap into this energy and empower themselves to connect with the Goddess within. The panelists included Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder of Navdanya, Agro-ecologist and activist, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji, Director of Programmes and Partnerships, GIWA, Paula Fellingham, Founder and CEO of the WIN (Women's Information Network), and Satya Kalra, Founder of Path to Anandam, who shared their personal stories and that they have a common-thread of spiritual-journeys, awakenings and stirring...

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Nov 12 2018

From Worship to WASH at the Parliment of World’s Religions

A packed hall with excited audience welcomed the "From Worship to WASH" panel at the Parliament of the World's Religions​ on the 5th day of the event. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), opened the panel by sharing that water is life and sacred in all our traditions. However, fresh water is being depleted at a terrifying rate. The United Nations estimates that by 2040 the world will only have half the water that it needs. She emphasized that we all come together for peace but more...

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Nov 11 2018

Charter for Compassion Banquet at Parliament of World Religions

During a large vegan banquet entitled Celebrating Compassion with the theme “Let your Passion for Compassion be your Compass” at the Parliament of the World's Religions​, organized by the Charter for Compassion​. Karen Armstrong, Founder of the Charter for Compassion, best selling world famous author and expert on religion, was the keynote speaker. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ led opening prayers from the Hindu tradition and shared her insights on compassion. She shared the mantras Sarva Bhawantu Sukhinah and Asa To Ma Sad Gamaya explaining the universal meaning and message of the prayers...

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Nov 08 2018

Faith for the Earth at the Parliament of World’s Religions

An incredibly power packed panel was organised on the sixth day of the Parliament of World's Religions with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Rabbi David Rosen​, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Alhuwaliaji, Rev Dr Michael Bernard Beckwith​, Dr Vandana Shiva , chaired by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji. Updates from our session “Faith for the Earth: the role of faith in the preservation of our planet” w/ @PujyaSwamiji @SadhviBhagawati @drmichaelbb @drvandanashiva Rabbi David Rosen & Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh are online! Read more https://t.co/D13dy6Jn4S #PoWR2018 @InterfaithWorld pic.twitter.com/Uaa57Nme5O— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) November 7, 2018 The theme of the...

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Nov 07 2018

Plan of Action during the Parliament of World’s Religions

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was on a high level panel during the fifth day of the Parliament of World's Religions "Plan of Action for Religious Leaders & Actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes" with Simona Cruciani, coordinator in the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and Responsibility to Protect, Rabbi David Rosen, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwaliaji and Dr. Mohammad Sammak moderated by KAICIIDs senior advisor Mohammad Abu Nimer. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General Global Interfaith WASH Alliance shared, “I commend the efforts of the Under Secretary General,...

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Oct 18 2018

World Mental Health Day 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji joined together with revered faith leaders, Delhi Health Minister Shri Satyendra Jain, and distinguished dignitaries on World Mental Health Day for the “Consultation with Faith Based Organizations for Developing Comprehensive Health & Rights Based Response to Drug Use.” This panel was organized by URI, the United Nations, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Global Fund, HRAsia, and the Government of Delhi. Sadhviji spoke on the role of faith and faith leaders in preventing and addressing drug addiction. So glad to join our revered faith leaders, Delhi Health Minister #SatyendraJain on #WorldMentalHealthDay at...

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Oct 06 2018

Sadhviji awarded Vasundhara Ratan Int’l Award of Excellence

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was awarded the Vasundhara Ratan International Award of Excellence at the 56th RAI International Awards at India International Center in New Delhi. The award was given by Jagadguru Shree Nimbarkacharya Peethadheeshvar HH Shree Shyamsharan Devacharya Shreeji Maharaj. The event was graced by the presence of revered spiritual leaders, Dr. Bhupendrabhai Pandyaji, Dr. Manoj Mohan Shastriji , Dr. Yogendra Narain, former Secretary-General Rajya Sabha and Defense Secretary, Govt of India, HE Jagdishwar Goburdhan, High Commissioner of Mauritius, Shri Ghanshyam Guptaji, Chairman Maharaja Agrasen 500-bed Charitable Hospital, and several other dignitaries....

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Oct 02 2018

Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave

Pujya Swamiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, and our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team participated in the Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave (MGISC) by the Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the United Nations and more than 100 ministers, senior delegates and representatives from 50 countries. The Convention shared the massive strides India has taken towards achieving universal safe sanitation, celebrating Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary. The Conclave was inaugurated by the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji on the 29th September. Great honor to speak at the...

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Sep 29 2018

Meeting with HE the President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji met with Hon’ble President of India Respected Shri Ram Nath Kovindji at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi.  Together they discussed Swachh Bharat, ODF+, the "Sewage to Selfie Point" initiative, Kumbh Mela 2019, cleaning Mother Ganga, and more.  They also presented him with our Himalayan Declaration from Himalaya Diwas & Global Interfaith WASH Alliance draft water charter. It was so nice to have met our Hon’ble President of India #RamNathKovind ji to discuss @swachhbharat, #ODF+, #SewagetoSelfie point, #KumbhMela2019 & more. We presented him w/ our #Himalayandeclaration from #HimalayaDiwas & @wash_alliance’s draft #watercharter....

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