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Nov 26 2017

Day 2 of the Gandhian Conference

The second day of the All India Gandhian Constructive Workers Conference began with Pujya Swamiji's visit to the Toilet Park and Cafe in the Ashram. He learned from the divine team from Gandhi ashram in Gujarat about the different toilet technologies exhibited in the park, lauded them to their commitment to WASH and even enjoyed some chai at the park. Thereafter, Pujya Swamiji graced the sessions planned in the second day which were on youth engagement, women empowerment and involvement of Asian Countries in the efforts to spread the teachings and the...

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Nov 25 2017

Hon’ble Vice President of India Inaugurates the Gandhian Conference

GANDHI ASHRAM, DELHI- Hon’ble Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu​ joined forces with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan​, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Harijan Sevak Sangh​ President, Shri Sankar Kumar Sanyal​lji and GIWA's revered spiritual leaders of India’s many faiths, to inspire 3000 Gandhian and tribal representatives from across India to become trailblazers for a Swachh Bharat. This historic event was jointly organized by the Harijan Sevak Sangh (founded by Mahatma Gandhi) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance under the collective leadership and vision of...

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Nov 25 2017

Day 1 of Gandhian Conference graced by Ministers & Interfaith Leaders

Here are some more highlights from the first day of the All India Gandhian Constructive Workers Conference with addresses by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Thawarchand Gehlot​ji, Union Minister of State Agriculture Krishna Raj​ji, Union Minister of State Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale​ji and Minister of Health, Government of Delhi, Shri Satyendra Jainji. There was also a special interfaith panel that begun the days proceeding just after the inaugural session with the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu​ji, with speeches and blessings by GIWA's respected...

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Nov 12 2017

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Speaks at Hindustan Shikar Samagam in Lucknow

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji graced and inspired the Hindustan Shikar Samagam one day mega event in Lucknow recently. The event had power-packed discussions and talks by Hon'ble Union Home Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh​ji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of UP MYogiAdityanath​ji, Hon'ble Union Law & Justice Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad​ji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat​ji, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das​ji, Former CM of UP Shri Akhilesh Yadav​ji, famous Bollywood Actor Ajay Devgn​ji, Actress Vidya Balan​ji and many others on theme of Vision 2022: A...

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Nov 10 2017

All India Conference on Volunteering

The All India Conference for Volunteering for Change was held at the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi, organised by Caritas India​, on November 9th and 10th, 2017. There were over 200 delegates, interfaith, and movement leaders, from India and abroad including, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Co-founder, of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ (GIWA), President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), and founder of the Ganga Action Parivar, who spoke during the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary General of the GIWA, and President of the...

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Oct 14 2017

Pledges for Safer and Healthier World for All Children

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ President of Parmarth Niketan​, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation​, along with pilgrims from over 15 countries and all across India welcomed Nobel Prize Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi​ji and more then eighty members of his Bharat Yatra against Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking to the banks of the River Ganga to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). The Yatra has been travelling the entirety of India since early September. Now in its concluding weekend, the Yatris had an awareness raising event in Dehradun yesterday...

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Oct 12 2017

200 Blind Students from Gujarat Welcomed Home to Parmarth

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji welcomed 200 members of CU Shah Pragyachakshu Mahila Sevakunj, home for the blind, in Surendranagar, Gujarat home to Parmarth Niketan​ (Rishikesh). They met with the group and Muktaben Dhagli, who has founded the school and brought the organisation together, and interacted with all of the members. They were told that the women and children who are mostly all blind, and some are also deaf and mute are trained in many professional fields which will help them them become self sufficient. They...

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Oct 10 2017

Vitamin A and Albendazole Administered to Children in Mayakund

Under the guidance and inspiration of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ (GIWA) and Divine Shakti Foundation​ (DSF) organized a health camp in Mayakund slum, where Vitamin A drops and Albendazole de-worming pills were given to countless children under the age of 5 years. The camp was held in collaboration with SevaChild International​ and Rural Development Institute (RDI), Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust​. According to internationally recognized guidelines, each child 6-11 months of age needs one dose of 100,000 IU (International Units) vitamin...

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Oct 04 2017

Sadhviji Joins Interfaith GIWA Delegation on Banega Swachh India – NDTV’s 12-Hour Cleanathon

Pujya Swamiji, President Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), led a diverse and beautiful delegation of GIWA's interfaith leaders today on Banega Swachh India NDTV 12 hour Cleanathon anchored by Campaign Ambassador, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Vikram Chandra, CEO NDTV. The theme was on Swachh Zameen, Swachh Hawa and Swachh Paani. The interfaith leaders included: Mahmood A Madani, Secretary General, Jamia Ulama-i-Hind, Former MP Rajya Sabha who shared, "I have clearly stated no toilets, no nikah. I refuse to allow marriages to take place without ensuring adequate sanitation and hygiene facilities...

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Sep 18 2017

International Peace Palace: Pledge for Water & Peace

An inspiring pledge, led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, took place at the International Peace Palace of the Hague in Netherlands with the Mr. Venu Rajamony​ ji, Ambassador of India to Netherlands and former Press Secy to the President of India, and Mr. Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, New York, USA as well as many other eminent leaders and heads of businesses and industries. Pujya Swamiji shared, "The growing water crisis and countless drying water bodies across the globe is a...

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