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Sep 07 2015

Meeting with Honourable Shivpal Yadavji in Lucknow

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji met with the Honourable State Minister of Irrigation, Uttar Pradesh, Shri Shivpal Singh YadavJi to discuss the progress of the Clean and Green River Gomti project. The Hon'ble Minister previously met with and was inspired by Pujya Swamiji’s commitment during the Allahabad Kumbha Mela in 2013. After Hon'ble Yadavji's snan (holy dip) in the sacred Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati) he vowed to create a green model and example on the banks of the River Gomti, one of...

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Sep 03 2015

Saints Inspire Masses for Swachh Kumbha Mela

India’s foremost dharm gurus came together at the Kumbha Mela for a two day Swachh Kumbha event, which concluded on 3rd Sept with a large function at the Shri Jagannath Camp, Nasik. The first day's event, on Sept 2nd, took place at the Shri Guru Karshni Camp, Trimbakeshwar. The highest mahamandaleshwars of the akharas, Ramanandacharyas, Ramanujacharyas and other revered saints spoke on the crucial importance of clean and healthy water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at historic events organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh and WASH United....

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Sep 02 2015

Nashik Kumbha Mela: Shanti Aur Kranti

Bringing a Peaceful Revolution for WASH and Sanitation for All Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji's visit to Nashik Kumbha Mela was truly remarkable and revolutionary. On the first night of Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji's arrival, He joined HH the Dalai Lama Ji, Pujya Mahamandeleshwar Swami Gurusharanandji Maharaj, and many other revered saints for a sacred Aarti ceremony at the Kushavarta, the holy kund (pond) in Trimbakeshwar. On the second day of His visit, Pujya Swamiji was one of the revered spiritual leaders with HH the Dalai Lamaji, Pujya Mahamandeleshwar...

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Aug 27 2015

Buddhist Heritage Festival of Ladakh

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji visited Ladakh for the week-long 4th International Festival of Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh, from 23-27th August, 2015.The inauguration of the the festival was done by Hon'ble Defence Minister, Government of India, Shri Manohar Parikkarji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Yoga Guru, HH Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Founder-President of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Pujya Acharya Balkrishanji, renowned Ayurveda Expert of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji, Founder-President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC)-responsible also for organizing the festival, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and many, many others. The...

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Aug 27 2015

Meditation, Sanitation & Medication Come Together: Buddhist Fest

The 4th International Festival of Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh, from 23-27th August, 2015, was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Defence Minister, Government of India, Shri Manohar Parikkarji, Pujya Swamiji, Yogarishi Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Pujya Acharya Balkrishanji, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, along with many others. The festival was organized by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) and supported by Nava Nalanda Mahavihra, Bihar and International Buddhist Confederation New Delhi, J&K Tourism, LAHDC Leh, Hemis Monastery, Spituk Monastery, ICCR New Delhi, Ladakh International Center, All Ladakh Tour Operator Association, All Ladakh Hotel...

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Aug 23 2015

GIWA Chapter in Ladakh

A branch/chapter of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) was launched in Ladakh during the 4th International Festival of Buddhist Heritage, with the divine vision, inspiration and leadership of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation, and joined by Yoga Guru, HH Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Founder-President of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Pujya Acharya Balkrishanji, renowned Ayurveda Expert of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji, Founder-President of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC), Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President...

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Aug 22 2015

Empowerment of Women of Ladakh

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of Divine Shakti Foundation and Director of International Yoga Festival 2015, was the Guest of Honor and speaker at the International Festival of Buddhist heritage of Ladakh special talk on Empowerment of Women of Ladakh on the 22nd August, 2015 at the Nagarjuna Auditorium in Leh-Ladakh, organized by the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) in collaboration with Ladakh Buddhist Association (Women Wing), Anjuman Moin ul-Islam (Women Wing), Anjuman Imamia (Women Wing), Moravian Church (WW) Leh Mahila Mandal. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji started the evening by saying, "It is...

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Aug 19 2015

Hindu and Muslim Leaders come together to plant trees along Gomti

Pujya Swamiji inspired and welcomed Hindu and Muslim leaders to plant trees along the banks of the River Gomti during His recent trip to Lucknow. Amongst the leaders present were Respected Maulana Dr. Kalbe Sadiq Sahebji, Founder of Tauheedul Muslimeen Trust and eminent Islamic scholar, Mahant Divya Giriji, Mankameshwar Mandir, Lucknow, Janab Syed Abbas Murtaza Shamsiji, Joint Sec/Manager Shia Degree College, Lucknow, Managing Trustee, Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Foundation, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and many others. Pujya Swamiji gave the message...

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Aug 13 2015

Meeting with Governor of Uttar Pradesh

Pujya Swamiji had a wonderful meeting with His Excellency the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naikji, discussing plans for a green and sustainable Uttar Pradesh. Pujya Swamiji lauded His Excellency for taking his sankalpa (pledge), on the banks of Mother Ganga, during the 16th Annual International Yoga Festival in Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), earlier this year, and putting it immediately into action to clean up the River Gomti. Pujya Swamiji shared that His Excellency's initiative and commitment exemplified true Yoga in Action. They discussed the great progress on restoring the banks of...

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Aug 08 2015

Editors Meet for Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in Lucknow

UNICEF and Samyak Foundation organized an Editor’s Roundtable in Lucknow on our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to inspire a dialogue between Global Interfaith WASH Alliance's (GIWA) interfaith leaders and senior editors/eminent journalists from all across Uttar Pradesh and several other states, including Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, regarding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) initiatives and how they connect to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission). The roundtable was blessed by the presence, vision and guidance of GIWA’s co-founder, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder of...

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