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Jun 22 2017

Conversation on Yoga for Health – IYD 2017

On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a special event on ‘Conversation on Yoga for Health’ was organized at the United Nations​ Headquarters in New York City, in the prestigious ECOSOC Chamber on 21 June 2017. The event was organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in association with the World Health Organization (WHO)​ and the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati...

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Jun 22 2017

International Yoga Day At the United Nations

On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a two day event was organized by the United Nations in which the first day a large event entitled “Yoga with Yoga Masters” was led by  by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder and Chairman of Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF), and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, President of DSF, and brought together diplomats and dignitaries, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and hosted by the Ambassador to the United Nations, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi...

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Jun 20 2017

Meet & Greet with International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N.

A special meet and greet was held to warmly welcome Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji to the United Nations​ and New York ahead of the International Day of Yoga celebrations by the International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N, coordinated by Ms. Denise Scotto, United Nations Advisor, International Policy Speaker. Fruitful discussions were held on how to take yoga off the mat and into the world, by serving our world family and working to achieve the SDGs. The inspiring and multi-facetted work being done by the Global...

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Jun 05 2017

Concluding Ceremony of the You Are the Solution Summit

The Hon'ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr Krishna Kant Paulji was welcomed to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) for the valedictory session of the Summit, in which he was joined on stage by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ delegation led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, consisting of Acharya Roopchandra Muniji, from Jain faith, Jathedar Patna Saheb Giani Iqbal Singhji, Kiranjot Kaur​, from Sikh faith, Mufti Nasihur Rahman Qasimi​ji, from Muslim faith and many others in an inspiring concluding ceremony. Said Dr KK Paulji, "the efforts being made by Parmarth...

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Jun 04 2017

You Are the Solution Summit Day 2

The second day of the “You are the Solution Summit of Leaders,” organised by the The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, continued in the International Conference Hall near the World Toilet College at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Speakers from the government, corporate, media and civil society shared their success stories on how they have been agents of change in reviving, restoring and cleaning their local water bodies. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith delegation shared their commitments and suggestions with Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Prakash Pantji, Government of Uttarakhand...

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Jun 03 2017

Inauguration of the You Are the Solution Summit

Eminent faith leaders, captains of industry, entertainment stars, development experts, media luminaries, and representatives from global bodies including the United Nations assembled at Parmarth Niketan for a historic two-day summit to help ensure a Swachh and Water-Secure future for India. With the technical support of UNICEF and in association with other partners, the two-day You Are the Solution Summit of Leaders was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). GIWA is the world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world...

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Women Economic Forum

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji lauded the Women Economic Forum for honoring, respecting and celebrating the divine feminine, leading the way towards more holistic development and economic growth. Women leaders from around the world, from business, politics, entrepreneurship to entertainment came together in the theme of creativity in leadership and in entrepreneurship. Sadhviji beautifully shared that in order to be creative we must have our hearts open. She emphasized that women must stay connected to their Divine Shakti/Divine Feminine core and heart because that is really the leadership needed in the...

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May 14 2017

Meeting with the External Affairs Minister and IDF-OI

Pujya Swamiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder, Ganga Action Parivar and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary General of the GIWA, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, met with Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Smt Sushma Swarajji and discussed a number of important topics including continuing to promote Yoga amongst the global community and the upcoming International Yoga Day. They spoke about the great success of the 29th Annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, which welcomed more then 1700 participants from 101 nations. Pujya...

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May 11 2017

Humanitarian Aid International Conference at India Habitat Center

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji addressed a conference by Humanitarian Aid International on the important role of faith based organizations and civil society organizations in Disaster Risk Reduction. Her high level panel was chaired by eminent journalist Shri Vir Sanghvi and also included Dr. V. Thiruppagazh, Joint Secretary National Disaster Management Authority, Govt of India, Shefali Chaturdevi, CEO, CII Foundation and Jagadananda, co-founder CYSD and former Odisha State Information Commissioner. Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor and many other top representatives from Civil Society and NGOs were also present. She represented the faith...

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Apr 29 2017

GIWA and GAP Sign MOU with WWF-India

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar signed an MOU with WWF-India to join hands together in our work for Ganga, water wildlife and our divine Mother Earth’s gorgeous life-giving and life-sustaining natural habitat. We had an official MOU signing event at their headquarters in Delhi yesterday. [srizonfbalbum id=118]...

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