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Oct 31 2014

United Nations Program on Sustainable Development

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji spoke at a beautiful program at the UN organized by the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Global Citizen Forum and United Peace Federation on Sustainable Development.  This program brought together so many people, from so many different fields -- government, UN, NGO, media, news -- all of whom are working to bring about a world that truly embodies sustainability. In Indian culture we are told "Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam," the world is one family. If we're all a family then clearly none of us has any right to more than our individual...

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Oct 31 2014

Prestigious Honours from the World Brahman Organization

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were each awarded recently with honours from the World Brahman Organization. Pujya Swamiji was awarded with the “International Peace Award” for outstanding contributions to humanity, and Sadhvi Bhagawtiji was the “Women’s Empowerment Award” for outstanding contributions to society. These awards were to be presented at the House of Commons in London on October 1st to Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji. However, they could not make it to London during that time, so officials from the World Brahman Organization traveled to Rishikesh to present the honours in person....

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Oct 27 2014

Launch of Encyclopedia of Hinduism by UK PM David Cameron

The evening of October 27th marked a historic moment in the cultural history of India and for Indians and Hindus across the world. The 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism produced by India Heritage Research Foundation, founded and chaired by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, was launched in London by the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Mr. David Cameron. The program took place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in Westminster, London, in a special function hosted by Lord Andrew Feldman, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, and organized by the Conservative Party,...

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Oct 15 2014

Presentation of Encyclopedia to Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapuji

On October 15th, Pujya Morari Bapuji came to Parmarth and after his beautiful discourse, where Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji presented him with the new international edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Pujya Bapuji had done the first katha in the Kumbha Mela to raise awareness for the Encyclopedia when it was just a divine vision. Click here to view more photos from this event....

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Oct 10 2014

Launch of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at the Vigyan Bhawan

The evening of October 10th marked a historic moment in the cultural history of India: the launch of the International Edition of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at a glorious function in Vigyan Bhavan, organized by India Heritage Research Foundation and Global Citizen Forum. The Chief Guest of the function was the Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansariji; the Special Guest of Honour was Mananiya Dr. Mohan Bhagwatji. The program was also graced by the presence of numerous revered interfaith leaders, honourable cabinet ministers, distinguished dignitaries and celebrities...

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Oct 02 2014

Gandhi Jayanti: Join the Clean, Green and Serene Revolution

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji), President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, has for the past decade, inspired the Clean, Green and Serene Initiative, organizing several large scale clean-ups and greening activities on major holidays and festivals. He has always consistently encouraged making every holiday, every festival and every day a green one. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti it was no different; having just returned from His trip abroad, He led a team of Parmarth Rishikumars, staff and...

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Sep 28 2014

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pujya Swamiji Meet During historic first trip to the United States as PM

"Today, Madison Square became Modi-son Square.  What happened? India Happened." – Pujya Swamiji Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji had traveled to New York at the end of September for two major summits on Climate Change and faith leaders (read more on this on page 23). Serendipitously, Shri Narendra Modiji’s plan to visit the United States for the United Nations General Assembly Week was finalized and Pujya Swamiji was invited and requested to stay back in New York for the programs with Shri Narendra Modiji. Those programs included the famous Madison Square...

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Jul 18 2014

Interfaith Water Blessing Ceremony at House of Commons

London: For the first time in British history, an interfaith Water Blessing Ceremony was performed on the lap of River Thames to give thanks for the ancient, life-giving river and to pray that all people, all over the world should have access to safe, sufficient water. The event also was organised to raise awareness of water scarcity across the globe which has reached unprecedented dangerous levels. When Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, came to India in November 2013, they visited the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh (Himalayas), presided...

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Jul 18 2014

Thames River Clean Up

On Friday 18th July in Central London Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) joined forces with Thames21, London's lead Thames waterway charity to clean up the rubbish strewn banks of the River Thames. This unique collaboration saw HH Pujya Swamiji Chidanand Saraswatiji, the President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh (India), Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, India and co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance , mobilise dozens of volunteers of all ages who, in searing heat, donned wellies and gloves to dig up countless discarded plastic bags...

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Jul 06 2014

Berlin Yoga Festival: Pledge for all Rivers

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji were chief guests for the opening keynote lectures at the 10th annual Berlin Yoga Festival, celebrated and hosted by Lernen in Bewegung e.V. at Cultural Park Kladow of Berlin, Germany from July 4th – 6th, bringing together more than 5,000 yoga seekers. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji gave a special satsang, shared discourses and hosted question and answer sessions on living yoga, both on and off the mat. They are deeply committed to spreading the message and practice of living yoga in...

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