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Mar 07 2021

Reopening of Parmarth Naari Shashakti Kendra Centre for Excellence

It was such an incredible joy to gather at our Parmarth Naari Shashakti Kendra Centre for Excellence recently as Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, graced the reopening of the facility after the Covid crisis shuttered it for almost a year! With the inspiration and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, the Centre has completely transformed, thanks to the DSF teams that have worked diligently to revamp and expand both the school and the curriculum to offer a broader array of vocational training to...

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Feb 02 2021

Helping Poverty-Stricken Areas During COVID-19

In addition to the devastating sickness and the tragic loss of life, one of the major effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been its economic effect on impoverished and indigent groups and the loss of livelihoods and life's essentials. Interruptions in supply chains, in addition to the more obvious loss of income from a still-shrinking workforce, has created a new class of needy and worsened an already enormous segment of the population that is nothing less than poverty-stricken. In India and around the world, meals are missed and homes lost...

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Jan 15 2021

Makar Sankranti Blessings

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Makar Sankranti, a beautiful Hindu festival celebrating the sun's return to the Northern Hemisphere that is always the traditional beginning of the Maha Kumbh Mela, being held this year in Haridwar. Our last Kumbh was held in Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, this time two years ago when over 12 crores (120 million) divine souls made the pilgrimage to the divine city to take a sacred snan in Mother Ganga that absolved them and their ancestors of sin, thus ending the cycle of rebirth. HH Pujya...

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Dec 23 2020

Online Workshop “Leveraging the Power of Faith to Co-create a Just and Peaceful World”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6smZ7RfSDkI Join us for a unique two-day online workshop entitled "Leveraging the Power of Faith to Co-create a Just and Peaceful World" with eminent Interfaith Leaders representing our diverse faith traditions organized by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance in partnership with the UNFPA India today. Inspiring messages from Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji, Co-Chair or GIWA, Respected Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi ji, President, All India Imam Organisation, Head Granthi Gurudwara Bangla Saheb Singh Sahib Giani Ranjit Singh Ji, from Ajmer Sharif Haji Syed Salman Chishtyji, Sister Lucy Kurien from the Christian Tradition and...

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Dec 02 2020

National Consultation on Menstrual Health & Hygiene

NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON MENSTRUAL HEALTH & HYGIENE UNITES GOVERNMENT, FAITH, SOCIAL AND NGO LEADERS The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) organized a joint event, bringing cohesion and concurrence to ongoing planning and implementation efforts of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness. 2 DECEMBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI: In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has strained the resources and the resolve of hundreds of millions around the world, the important work of sanitation and hygiene takes on an even greater importance - something that the...

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Nov 20 2020

Menstruation & the Divine Worshipable Shakti

On World Toilet Day, Sadhviji delivered an inspiring address amongst an august panel of experts at the World Toilet Organization's #WorldToiletSummit. She shared important insights about Menstrual Hygiene Management - perhaps one of the most-important and least-discussed health issues facing so many women across India and around the world and an important element in so many of the United Nations' #sustainabledevelopmentgoals "The average woman," Sadhviji emphasized "spends seven years - seven years! - of her life menstruating. Our sisters, our mothers, our wives spend seven years! But, do we give it...

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Nov 14 2020

Dhanteras & Diwali – A Time of Giving at Parmarth

Under the direction and with the blessings of Pujya Swamiji we welcomed a group of some the most disadvantaged and impoverished families of Swargashram, Rishikesh for an offering of love and light - plus, some essentials to help make their holiday brighter during the pandemic! With the support of the Mukul Madhav Foundation and Finolex Pipes in partnership with Parmarth Niketan and the Divine Shakti Foundation and it's President Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, this first round of holiday offerings - distributed with all health and safety guidelines of masking and social distancing...

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Nov 10 2020

Good Air E-Summit | War Against Air Pollution

Online Event Gathers Corporate, Government and Interfaith Leaders with Youth and Civil Society Organisations for Fighting Air Pollution Deaths from Toxic Air Claim 1.7 Lakh Lives Each Year; Air Pollution 5th Biggest Cause of Death in the Nation. 10 November 2020, Webinar: As news programs continue to offer constant coverage of the ongoing degradation of India’s air – Bharat ranks as the second most-polluted country behind Bangladesh – the Integrated Health & Wellbeing (IHW) Council in collaboration with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan brought together some of the Nation’s...

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Nov 07 2020

World Peace and Health Yagna from Parmarth Niketan

Join us from the Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for our sacred Sunday morning for our World Peace Yagna as we pray for the health and well being of the world free from the Corona Virus. We also offer prayers to all of our Corona Warriors and frontline workers working tirelessly around the world. Led HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, joined by Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawatiji with Vedic chanting by Pujya Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and our Parmarth Rishikumar....

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Oct 15 2020

Global Handwashing Day Webinar

INTERFAITH LEADERS AND GLOBAL INFLUENCERS UNITE FOR GLOBAL HANDWASHING DAY WEBINAR! Collaborative Effort by Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) joined by WHO, UNICEF India, UNFPA India, United Nations Volunteers and heads of five major faith traditions in India – Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Sikh - come together for an incredible and inspiring panel. 15 OCTOBER 2020, RISHIKESH/NEW DELHI/GENEVA/NEW YORK: Forty percent of the world’s population does not have access to a basic hand-washing facilities. It has been seen, now more than ever during this Covi-19...

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