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Mar 02 2020

Day 2 of the 31st Annual International Yoga Festival

Governor of Maharasthra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyariji and Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji visit the 2nd Day of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh The flow of Yoga unfolds on Day 2 of the 31st Annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, with multicultural classes and workshops, teachings, prayers, and performances! 2 MARCH 2020 RISHIKESH INDIA: Building on the extraordinary momentum of the event’s opening day, the 31st Annual International Yoga Festival continued to offer perfect 2020 Vision of a world at peace and a people in harmony, with a...

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Mar 01 2020

Day 1 of the 31st Annual International Yoga Festival

This year welcoming more than 900 participants from 56 nations. 1 MARCH 2020 RISHIKESH INDIA: With the theme of “Vision 2020” the world-renowned Annual International Yoga Festival began early in the morning at Parmarth Niketan ashram today with a renewed emphasis on Union, Unity and Love in these troubled times and a vibrant round of Yoga Asana classes that awakened hundreds of participants to the magnificent potential awaiting them during the coming week on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, as well as to the beauty of a late winter morning...

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Mar 01 2020

Dignitaries and Renowned Teachers Grace IYF 2020 Inauguration

1 MARCH 2020 RISHIKESH INDIA: The evening of 1 March was glorious along the holy banks of Mother Ganga, as over 900 participants from 56 countries joined Pujya Swamiji and Sadhviji in welcoming the Hon'ble Minister of State for Culture and Tourism for the Government of India, Shri Prahlad Singhji, and the Hon'ble Speaker of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, Shri Prem Chand Aggarwal, for the inauguration of the 31st Annual Internatioinal Yoga Festival, a week of enlightenment, upliftment and connection to themselves, each other and all of Creation. Pujya Swamiji, President...

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Feb 22 2020

Dialogue for Peace with KAICIID, GIWA and World Scouts Org

A four day KAICIID Dialogue for Peace Training was held at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, in joint association with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the World Scouts, was held from the 14-17th of February. Youth leaders from South East, South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East attended, representing over a dozen countries, including Austria, Switzerland, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Phillipines, Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia, Russia, Bulgaria and America. We had the Honour to have Former Ambassador Niranjan Man Singh Basnyat, Ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia Valeriane Bernard, Brahma...

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Jan 01 2020

New Year, New You Retreat Starts the New Year with 2020 Vision

Parmarth Niketan offers 5 day spiritual retreat for seekers and devotees to begin the New Year in peace and harmony. 1 JANUARY 2020 RISHIKESH INDIA: Spiritual seekers, devotees, yoga enthusiasts and members of the Hinduja family journeyed from across India and around the world to Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the holy banks of Mother Ganga to end 2019 in prayer and meditation, and to greet 2020 more-deeply connected to themselves and the world by participating in an extraordinary 5 day free spiritual New Year retreat offered by the Ashram. The special Retreat...

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Dec 27 2019

Leave No One Behind Concluding Day

One-of-its-kind ‘Leave-No-One-Behind’ – Summit concludes on an optimistic note. A remarkable, Leave No One Behind Summit – Convened by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) with technical support of Fresh Water Action Network South Asia (FANSA) in collaboration with Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) came to a close on 18th December, giving hope to around 14 communities whose voices usually go unheard and needs go unnoticed and are typically left behind in access to benefits of development. The last day began with 5-7 minute summary presentations from day long consultations on...

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Dec 24 2019

GIWA & WSSCC MHM Lab Opens in Rishikesh

The Global Interfaith Wash Alliance (GIWA) Menstrual Hygiene (MHM) Lab, in partnership with the WSSCC, was recently inaugurated with a very special appearance by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, who graced the facility and warmly-welcomed the volunteers, visitors and students that were present to utilize its services. The lab was designed and created to offer a safe space for young girls and women, as well as men and boys, to discuss menstruation and to learn more about it. It is hoped that the facility will also inspire visitors to return to their...

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Dec 16 2019

Interfaith Inauguration of the Leave No One Behind Consultation

SUMMIT UNITES INTERFAITH LEADERS AND INDIA’S MARGINALIZED CITIZENS Total implementation of SDG6 in India, ensuring access to WASH facilities for all, is the common cause. 16 DECEMBER 2019 RISHIKESH INDIA: The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)*, in collaboration with Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)** and with the technical support of Fresh Water Action Network South Asia (FANSA)*** hosted a Summit at Parmarth Niketan Ashram on the critical theme of “Leave No One Behind”, particularly with regard to access to Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) for the marginalized and at-risk population...

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Dec 11 2019

Religion, Faith, Dialogue & Sustainable Development in Vienna

Sadhviji’s trip to Vienna Focuses on Sustainable Development Goals and Intercultural Dialogue 11 DECEMBER 2019 VIENNA: As part of her ongoing association with numerous interfaith NGOs and United Nations organizations, Sadhviji returned to Vienna for several important meetings and events focusing on the role of religion in United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In Vienna for a steering committee meeting of the International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) Sadhviji also was invited to deliver the opening address at a special event on "Countering Hate Speech in the Digital Age", organized by...

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