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Apr 29 2018

Life Plugin Summit in Shimla Inspires International Young Leaders

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji graced and blessed the LifePlugin​ Summit, organised by Gautam Khetrapal of #MindValley with her words of inspiration, wisdom and insight. She spoke on the theme of Spirituality in the Modern World and then answered questions in a second session, which was added to the programme due to high demand from the participants to have more time in her divine presence. She said, "I am so glad and hopeful to see today's youth enquiring and inquisitive about a deeper purpose and meaning in their lives. To me the theme...

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Apr 14 2018

Faith-based Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health from a Human Rights Perspective

The United Nations Population Fund organised, from April 9th to 13th, the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) 2018 - Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration. As part of the programme, for two days, a side event took place during the conference to discuss women and children’s health. The event was co-sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, ACT Alliance, Justitia et Pax, and World Council of Churches. The main objective was bringing together religious leaders and faith based organizations, as they play an important...

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Mar 25 2018

Special Health & Hygiene Camp at the Gandhi Ashram

A very special health and hygiene camp was organised by the Divine Shakti Foundation​ and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ at the Gandhi Ashram in Kingsway Camp, Delhi, in association with the Harijan Sevak Sangh​. It began with fun talks and lectures on WASH, importance of hand-washing, ending the practice of open defecation and educational videos on sanitation and hygiene. The lectures were filled with songs, interactive demonstrations and lots of enthusiastic feedback from the children, a majority of whom were within 6-13 years of age. It continued with a clean up...

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Mar 14 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Beautiful Birthday Celebrations

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji's blessed, blissful and beautiful birthday celebrations started like most other days, dedicated to service of God's Divine Grace, with her active engagement in a plethora of projects and programmes flourishing and thriving under her able leadership and tenacious dedication. Her birthday celebrations were blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ as well as joined by Michael Miller and many of our global family from all around the world. There was a special lunch that brought together diverse groups of people from all walks of life, in the...

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Mar 11 2018

Solutions Summit 2018

Rishikesh, 11 March- The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh organized a two-day Summit of Solutions for the River Ganga which brought together mayors, magistrates, officials and officers from the cities, towns and villages lining the 2500 km length of the River Ganga. The two-day summit included rousing speeches from political, social, national and faith leaders, discussions on proven models and remedies as well as a collective pledge by leaders and citizens from five states to work together for saving India’s beloved National River. The two day Solutions Summit was inaugurated...

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Mar 08 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

RISHIKESH- The world-renowned, 29 th annual International Yoga Festival concluded yesterday, and the over 2000 participants from 97 countries departed today from Parmarth Niketan, having come from all over the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. The participants go back to their countries full of inspiration to be ambassadors of yoga, ambassadors of love, ambassadors of peace, and ambassadors of unity. New friendships were formed during the course of the IYF, in many cases between people who would...

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Mar 07 2018

IYF 2018 Concludes

International Yoga Festival Concludes with More Than 2000 Participants From 97 Countries Around the World RISHIKESH- The world-renowned, 29th annual International Yoga Festival concluded today, having been attended by more than 2000 people, who came from 96 countries across the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. After the last yoga sessions ended, the Closing Ceremony of the International Yoga Festival took place on Parmarth Niketan’s ghat on the banks of the River...

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Mar 03 2018

Inauguration of IYF 2018

People from Nearly 100 Nations, Vice President, Governor, CM, Dignitaries and Saints Converge for Inauguration of Parmarth Niketan’s Renowned International Yoga Festival PARMARTH NIKETAN, RISHIKESH- The International Yoga Festival, which has drawn more than 2,000 people from nearly 100 countries, was officially inaugurated today by the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu at a ceremony that included congratulatory statements from Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Shri KK Paul; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat; Hon’ble Union Minister of Tourism, Shri Alphons Kannanthanam, Hon’ble Minister of AYUSH,...

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Mar 02 2018

Holi Celebrated During IYF 2018

Holi Played with Yogis from Over 100 Nations & Renowned Percussionist Sivamani on Second Day of International Yoga Festival RISHIKESH- The colours of Parmarth Niketan Ashram today became brighter as participants from over 100 nations enjoyed a special Holi. Joining the festivities were HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan and internationally-renowned percussionist, Sivamani. The festivities, which took place during Parmarth Niketan’s annual world-famous International Yoga Festival, used organic colours in order to send a message to the world that celebration and environmental conservation should go hand-in-hand. Organized under the guidance...

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Feb 16 2018

United Nations Vienna – Plan of Action to Prevent Atrocity Crimes

Religious Leaders and Actors Gather in Vienna to Discuss How to Prevent Incitement to Violence Meeting on the implementation of the Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes took place on 13-15 February 2018 at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria VIENNA: More than 100 religious leaders, actors, UN officials and representatives from different countries participated in a high level conference discussing the implementation of the Plan of Action* for the prevention of incitement to violence that could lead...

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