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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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Aug 14 2018

Clean India Day Conclave & Awards in Delhi

The 8th Clean India Day Conclave & Awards, sponsored by ONGC, jointly organised by The ImagIndia Institute, House of Jugaad, in association of Indian Lawyers Association, Indian Language Services, World Dignity Forum, Rotary International, Ramraj Environment, Global Energy Parliament, News Mobile, The Peace Gong, Navjyoti India Foundation, I am Renewed and many others organisations took place at the Constitutional Club in Delhi. HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, Honble Dr Patrick Okabe, Member of Parliament, Uganda, Dr David Young Lee, Vice Chancellor, Kumi University, Uganda, Sufi Leader Syed Salman...

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Aug 13 2018

International Youth Day: Launch of #WASHUP Campaign

Global Citizen India, a social advocacy platform, an initiative of the Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF), and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, the world’s first initiative to bring faith leaders and faith traditions together to improve water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), launched a partnership campaign on International Youth Day at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) to raise awareness on the issues of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene called #WASHUP. The partnership was launched on the last day of the tGELF annual LIFE conference by Honourable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat,...

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Aug 13 2018

Youth Leadership Summit at Parmarth Niketan

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation's (tGELF) LIFE 2018 Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh hosted the annual Leadership summit, organized by the Global Education and Leadership Foundation’s (tGELF). The Leadership Initiative for Excellence (LIFE) Summit took place from the 10th-12th August . The event is typically held every year in Delhi but this year, Mr Shiv Khemkaji, Founder of tGELF, accepted Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji's invitation to come home to Rishikesh, on the sacred banks of Mother #Ganga, in the lap of the majestic Himalayas. The three-day retreat for more than 200 youth leaders and...

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Aug 11 2018

Opening Day of LIFE Summit 2018

The Global Education and Leadership Foundation (tGELF)'s annual Leadership Initiative For Excellence (LIFE) was inaugurated yesterday at Parmarth Niketan. The event is held every year in Delhi and this year Mr Shiv Khemkaji, Founder of tGELF, accepted Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji's invitation to come home to Rishikesh, on the sacred banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the majestic Himalayas. This private, three-day retreat for more than 200 youth leaders and their mentors from across 20 countries is designed to engage in tGELF’s core values of LEAD - Leadership, Ethics, Altruism and...

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Jul 25 2018

“Meditation, My Mind & Me” at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco

Inspiring Evening on How to Live in Peace, Joy & Wholeness A beautiful spiritual gathering was organized at the Grace Cathedal in San Francisco, California (USA) graced by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. The event brought together devotees and seekers from all spiritual walks of life, both Indian and international, for an evening of meditation, spiritual discourse, satsang and a question-answer session. Sadhviji opened the gathering discussing the power of the mind and the power of our thoughts to create our future. She emphasized how it is not so much the things of life but...

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Jul 25 2018

Sadhviji attends US State Dept’s Religious Freedom Ministerial

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ ji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, and Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, attended the U.S. State Department's first ever ministerial for International Religious Freedom Attended by Vice President of the United States Mike Pence, the external affairs ministries of more than 80 nations, nearly 200 civil society organizations and approximately 100 international religious leaders, the three-day invite-only high level summit was hosted by Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Sam Brownback “We must connect on the fundamental level of our humanity. Before we are Hindus or Muslims or Christians...

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