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Sep 10 2018

Himalaya Diwas Celebration at Parmarth Niketan

Science Meets Saints as Faiths and Experts Converge with Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand for Himalaya Day Rishikesh- Parmarth Niketan became a sangam (confluence) of science, saints, sarkar (government) and samaj (community) as hundreds of faith leaders, researchers, activists and dignitaries joined the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand to honour Himalaya Day here today. The conference, organised by the Himalayan Unity Mission, led by Dr Anil Joshiji, Founder of HESCO, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, led by its Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji in association with the Government of Uttarakhand, Wildlife Institute...

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Sep 07 2018

Himalayan Yatra to Devprayag

Just ahead of Himalaya Diwas, a beautiful, experiential yatra took place up to Devprayag from Rishikesh with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji recently, bringing together Parmarth Rishikumars, devotees representing the Indian Disapora from the United Kingdom, along with many sevaks and pilgrims. During their visit, they interacted with the locals, listened to their challenges, took part in a cleanliness drive, did a sanitation survey of the local toilets and sanitation facilities, visited the National Sanskrit Institute, and shared the numerous gifts of the Himalayas which make Himalayan children...

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Aug 28 2018

Achieving Excellence: Times of India Retreat in Goa

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ were invited to give a spiritually motivational talk to a special, high-level The Times of India​ Group Retreat held in Goa. The CEO of TOI, Mr Ravi Singh, Executive Director Mohit and top 40+ senior executives started their two day Games of Throne, Achieving Excellence retreat with inspiring words by Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji. The talk began with a beautiful prayer and song by Pujya Swamiji, followed by Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s inspiring words and then Pujya Swamiji’s talk, both of which had several...

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Aug 26 2018

Raksha Bandhan 2018 with Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji

A very special Raksha Bandhan ceremony took place at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) yesterday in the divine presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​. Pujya Swamiji returning from an interfaith event in Delhi in the morning stopped at Parmarth Vatika and Gurukul in Virpur to start the day with a green beginning by planting trees and tying Rakhi to the plants and trees in the premises. Pujya Swamiji later shared that the theme behind this green celebration was "रक्षाबन्धन के साथ साथ वृक्षाबन्धन भी करे । वृक्षालिंगन...

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Aug 25 2018

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Recent Visit to Ladakh

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ & Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ graced a two day International Conference “Saving the Himalayas through Science and Spirituality” in Leh, Ladakh, organised by the Save the Himalayas Foundation (SHF), in association with Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre​, The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and various other like minded organisations. Day before the inauguration of the conference, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ made a visit to the Buddhist Nunnery at MIMC. She and Dr Vandana Shiva​ were warmly welcomed by the young nuns and spent some beautiful time interacting with them....

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Aug 24 2018

Meditation and Sanitation Come Together

LADAKH: A joyous inauguration of a new toilet complex took place in Leh- Ladakh at the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre - MIMC​ near the campuses large meditation and prayer hall, which was led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, organized and hosted by Ven Bhikkhu Sanghasena​, Founder of MIMC and graced by IMAM UMER AHMED ILYASI​, resident of the All India Imam Organisation, Dr Vandana Shiva​, Founder of Nadanya, Sulekha Kumbhare, Hon'ble Member, Minority Commission, GoI, Nagpur and Maj Gen Yash Mor,General Officer Commanding, Leh...

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Aug 22 2018

Saving and Serving the Himalayas

LADAKH: A vital two day International Conference with the theme of “Saving the Himalayas through Science and Spirituality” in Leh, Ladakh was organised by the Save the Himalayas Foundation (SHF), in association with the LAHDC Leh, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre - MIMC​, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, DLF Foundation, HESCO and Integrated Mountain Initiaitve​. The inaugural programme took place at the beautiful CIBS Auditorium, Choglamsar. The three day conference was an effort to bring organisations and individuals together, across government, CSO, faith based organisations, scholars, experts and various other stakeholders, to find...

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Aug 20 2018

Launch of the World Toilet College in Aurangabad

"Changing our Habits can Change India" says Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Harpic India​- Banega Swachh India​, World Toilet Organization​, Jagran Pehel​ and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Parmarth Niketan​ join together to launch a World Toilet College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The #WorldToiletCollege initiative is designed to support and strengthen Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi​’s clarion call from the Red Fort on the 15th August, 2016 when he gave the highest priority to Swachh Bharat Mission, India​ (Clean India). It is aimed at supporting these efforts to make India free from open...

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Aug 15 2018

Historic Independence Day Celebrations at Parmarth Niketan

Independence Day Message of Oneness, Togetherness and All-ness at Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh- Today’s Independence Day symbolized a new dawning in interfaith harmony as hundreds of Muslim and Hindu faith leaders, students and community members converged for a more peaceful and sustainable world. Under the inspiration and guidance of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder/Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, the voices and hands of maulanas, dharm gurus, children and supporters joined together in a vibrant tapestry that represented the unity in diversity that is India. Said Pujya...

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Aug 14 2018

Hariyali Teej Celebrated in Rishikesh

Marking the auspicious occasion of #HariyaliTeej festival, youth leaders from across 20 countries, upon completion of tGELF​'s two day LIFE 2018 Parmarth Niketan​, participated in a massive plantation drive at Veerpur village near Rishikesh. They planted fruit and medicinal trees and enthusiastically illustrated their commitment to bring the #WASHUP campaign into action. The trees they planted were the same trees that they had pledged with during the conclusion ceremony of #LIFE2018, on the International Youth Day, with the Hon'ble Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat​ji. On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji said, "There can...

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