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Nov 08 2018

Faith for the Earth at the Parliament of World’s Religions

An incredibly power packed panel was organised on the sixth day of the Parliament of World's Religions with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Rabbi David Rosen​, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Alhuwaliaji, Rev Dr Michael Bernard Beckwith​, Dr Vandana Shiva , chaired by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji. Updates from our session “Faith for the Earth: the role of faith in the preservation of our planet” w/ @PujyaSwamiji @SadhviBhagawati @drmichaelbb @drvandanashiva Rabbi David Rosen & Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh are online! Read more https://t.co/D13dy6Jn4S #PoWR2018 @InterfaithWorld pic.twitter.com/Uaa57Nme5O— Parmarth Niketan (@ParmarthNiketan) November 7, 2018 The theme of the...

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Nov 07 2018

Plan of Action during the Parliament of World’s Religions

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was on a high level panel during the fifth day of the Parliament of World's Religions "Plan of Action for Religious Leaders & Actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes" with Simona Cruciani, coordinator in the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and Responsibility to Protect, Rabbi David Rosen, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwaliaji and Dr. Mohammad Sammak moderated by KAICIIDs senior advisor Mohammad Abu Nimer. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary-General Global Interfaith WASH Alliance shared, “I commend the efforts of the Under Secretary General,...

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Oct 18 2018

World Mental Health Day 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji joined together with revered faith leaders, Delhi Health Minister Shri Satyendra Jain, and distinguished dignitaries on World Mental Health Day for the “Consultation with Faith Based Organizations for Developing Comprehensive Health & Rights Based Response to Drug Use.” This panel was organized by URI, the United Nations, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Global Fund, HRAsia, and the Government of Delhi. Sadhviji spoke on the role of faith and faith leaders in preventing and addressing drug addiction. So glad to join our revered faith leaders, Delhi Health Minister #SatyendraJain on #WorldMentalHealthDay at...

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Oct 06 2018

Sadhviji awarded Vasundhara Ratan Int’l Award of Excellence

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was awarded the Vasundhara Ratan International Award of Excellence at the 56th RAI International Awards at India International Center in New Delhi. The award was given by Jagadguru Shree Nimbarkacharya Peethadheeshvar HH Shree Shyamsharan Devacharya Shreeji Maharaj. The event was graced by the presence of revered spiritual leaders, Dr. Bhupendrabhai Pandyaji, Dr. Manoj Mohan Shastriji , Dr. Yogendra Narain, former Secretary-General Rajya Sabha and Defense Secretary, Govt of India, HE Jagdishwar Goburdhan, High Commissioner of Mauritius, Shri Ghanshyam Guptaji, Chairman Maharaja Agrasen 500-bed Charitable Hospital, and several other dignitaries....

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Oct 02 2018

Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave

Pujya Swamiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, and our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team participated in the Mahatma Gandhi India Sanitation Conclave (MGISC) by the Government of India, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation with the United Nations and more than 100 ministers, senior delegates and representatives from 50 countries. The Convention shared the massive strides India has taken towards achieving universal safe sanitation, celebrating Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary. The Conclave was inaugurated by the Hon'ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovindji on the 29th September. Great honor to speak at the...

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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 resented 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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