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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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Sep 27 2018

Regional Interfaith Dialogue on Child Dignity Online

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was part of the Regional Interfaith Dialogue on Child Dignity Online, organized by UNICEF, Arigatou International, Shanti Ashram, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Sarvodaya-Focolare family, Gandhigram Rural University, GNRC India Partners, and the UAE, and was held at Gandhi Smriti, Rajghat, New Delhi. Around the world, millions of children live with violence in their lives on a daily basis. According to the organizers of this event, “In 2015 more than half of the world’s children have experienced some form of violence. Violence is pervasive, largely invisible, socially accepted and...

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Sep 27 2018

Sadhviji at the United Nations

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance & President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh has been elected to be a Co-Chair of the Faith-Based Advisory Council to the United Nations. Approximately 40 faith leaders and leaders of international faith-based organizations have been nominated to serve on this Advisory Council. What does faith have to do with it? Women of faith take the stage at the #UNGA⁠ ⁠to talk about how their faith is a force for positive change & transformation in situations of conflict & reconciliation: https://t.co/UzCEMJtu9D...

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Sep 18 2018

Launch of The Ripple Academy at Parmarth

Thirty women from India and Nepal gathered together to launch The Ripple Academy, a holistic training program for women to work together to protect the environment and unite for peace and justice. This initiative is a partnership between United Religions Initiative and the Women's Earth Alliance. Divine Shakti Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance are also co-partners and co-sponsors. With climate change, environmental destruction, and oppressive governments, women are often the most impacted within their communities. However, they are often cut off from the solutions, resources, and networks...

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Sep 14 2018

Nourishment, Sanitation & Interfaith Harmony Summit in Bijnor

A large summit was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ & Parmarth Niketan​ in Najibabad, Bijnor at the Gurukul International Academy where the theme was to address ending malnourishment, inspiring Swachh Bharat as a people's movement, protecting the environment and working together, across faiths, to realise these goals. With the support of the District Magistrate Shri Atal Kumar Raoji and the SDM Dr Pankaj Kumar Vermaji the programme brought together all of the gram pradhans of the district who have been pivotal in making Bijnor the first district to become...

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Sep 10 2018

Himalaya Diwas Celebration at Parmarth Niketan

Science Meets Saints as Faiths and Experts Converge with Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand for Himalaya Day Rishikesh- Parmarth Niketan became a sangam (confluence) of science, saints, sarkar (government) and samaj (community) as hundreds of faith leaders, researchers, activists and dignitaries joined the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand to honour Himalaya Day here today. The conference, organised by the Himalayan Unity Mission, led by Dr Anil Joshiji, Founder of HESCO, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, led by its Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji in association with the Government of Uttarakhand, Wildlife Institute...

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Sep 07 2018

Himalayan Yatra to Devprayag

Just ahead of Himalaya Diwas, a beautiful, experiential yatra took place up to Devprayag from Rishikesh with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji recently, bringing together Parmarth Rishikumars, devotees representing the Indian Disapora from the United Kingdom, along with many sevaks and pilgrims. During their visit, they interacted with the locals, listened to their challenges, took part in a cleanliness drive, did a sanitation survey of the local toilets and sanitation facilities, visited the National Sanskrit Institute, and shared the numerous gifts of the Himalayas which make Himalayan children...

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Aug 28 2018

Achieving Excellence: Times of India Retreat in Goa

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ were invited to give a spiritually motivational talk to a special, high-level The Times of India​ Group Retreat held in Goa. The CEO of TOI, Mr Ravi Singh, Executive Director Mohit and top 40+ senior executives started their two day Games of Throne, Achieving Excellence retreat with inspiring words by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji. The talk began with a beautiful prayer and song by Pujya Swamiji, followed by Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s inspiring words and then Pujya Swamiji’s talk, both of which had several...

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Aug 26 2018

Raksha Bandhan 2018 with Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji

A very special Raksha Bandhan ceremony took place at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) yesterday in the divine presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​. Pujya Swamiji returning from an interfaith event in Delhi in the morning stopped at Parmarth Vatika and Gurukul in Virpur to start the day with a green beginning by planting trees and tying Rakhi to the plants and trees in the premises. Pujya Swamiji later shared that the theme behind this green celebration was "रक्षाबन्धन के साथ साथ वृक्षाबन्धन भी करे । वृक्षालिंगन...

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Aug 25 2018

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Recent Visit to Ladakh

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ & Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ graced a two day International Conference “Saving the Himalayas through Science and Spirituality” in Leh, Ladakh, organised by the Save the Himalayas Foundation (SHF), in association with Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre​, The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and various other like minded organisations. Day before the inauguration of the conference, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ made a visit to the Buddhist Nunnery at MIMC. She and Dr Vandana Shiva​ were warmly welcomed by the young nuns and spent some beautiful time interacting with them....

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