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Oct 10 2019

Himalayan States Join Together at Parmarth for Economic & Social Development of Himalayan States

Members of the five Himalayan States of India, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand joined together at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh for a special two day Workshop of the Economic & Social Development of Himalayan States. The workshop was inaugurated by Honble Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat and many other State Officials of the Panchayati Raj, NDRP, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and many others. When our minds are clean then we automatically can keep our street & communities clean. Inner & outer cleanliness is crucial to...

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Oct 09 2019

Safaigiri Awards for Best Sanitation Institute Goes to GIWA

India Today Aaj Tak’s Annual SafaiGiri Awards was conferred to Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder/Chair, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Secretary General, GIWA, for the Best Sanitation Institution for the work Global Interfaith WASH Alliance has done to bring faith into action for water, sanitation and hygiene. It particularly recognized GIWA's World Toilet College to train, educate and build capacity for thousands of sanitation professionals. The World Toilet College is a joint partnership with Reckitt Benckiser and Banega Swasth India- Dettol India. The event also consisted of a...

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Oct 07 2019

Green Himalayas

Call for the Protection of the Himalayas from the Heart of the Nation - Delhi HH Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpocheji warmly-welcomed and invited Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, HE Rigyal Rinpoche, Chairman, Green Himalayas, Ladakh Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyalji, CEC Ladakh and many others to the beautiful inauguration of Green Himalayas in Delhi recently. The event started with a special lamp lighting ceremony, and was followed by speeches and messages by the Hon'ble dignitaries, as well as a special film screening about the Himalayas. Immediately after the...

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Oct 06 2019

GIWA Hosts Roundtable Consultation with the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, Alliance India, Global Fund and United Religions Initiative

It was a great joy for our Global Interfaith WASH Alliance to host a roundtable consultation with the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, Alliance India, Global Fund and United Religions Initiative here at Parmarth Niketan on engaging faith leaders, faith based communities and faith actors against drug and alcohol abuse, and to work to remove the stigma of addiction so that addicts can actually get access to good treatment and high standards of care. People who use drugs are not bad people, wrong people or evil people. They are looking for...

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Oct 02 2019

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Attend World Parliament

World Parliament of Science, Religion & Philosophy gathering held in Pune As part of the glorious 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations for #MahatmaGandhi ji this week, the World Peace Center (Alandi) of Maeer’s MIT, Pune, the MIT World Peace University, Pune, and MIT ADT University Vishwarajbaug joined together to organize and present the World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy at Rajbaugh today, and both Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were warmly invited to speak and share their blessings. Highlights now online from the #WorldParliament of Science Religion and Philosophy @MITWPUOfficial& @mitadtpune where...

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Sep 28 2019

India Reclaims its Historic Swachh Heritage

India Reclaims its Historic Swachh Heritage, with Releases of New Study, at Hands of Hon’ble Jal Shakti Minister and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s Faith Leaders DELHI- The Hon’ble Jal Shakti Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and Respected Jal Shakti Ministry Secretaries, Shri Parameswaran Iyer and Dr UP Singh joined Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, HH Chetsang Rinpoche Drikung Kyabgon, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati and other faith leaders, dignitaries as well as Gandhians to launch Swachhata Sanskriti Book at the Gandhi Ashram, Kingsway Camp, Delhi, during the ongoing celebrations of 150 years of...

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Sep 26 2019

Interfaith Dialogue with HH the Dalai Lama at the Gandhi Ashram

Sarva Dharma Sangam Brings Interfaith Leaders Together to Honour India’s Tradition of Interfaith Harmony and Gandhiji’s 150 Years at the Gandhi Ashram, Delhi His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Pujya Sant Shri Morari Bapuji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Respected Maulana Mehmood Madaniji and other saints and leaders of different religious traditions came together in the name of an expanded definition of peace DELHI: Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” One hundred fifty years after his birth, to celebrate his life...

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Sep 25 2019

Launch of Sadhviji’s New Book “Come Home to Yourself” by Hands of HH the Dalai Lama

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji's new book Come Home to Yourself was launched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with many revered saints, including Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Pujya Morari Bapuji, respected Maulana Mohammad Madaniji, Chief Jathedar Gyani Gurubachan Singhji, respected Maulana Kokabji, respected father Ajit Patrick, and the family of Harijan Sevak Sangh, the oldest Gandhian organization, founded in 1932 by Mahatma Gandhi himself and now under the leadership of Shanker Sanyalji. What an incredible honor to have my new book #ComeHomeToYourself launched today by HH #Dalailama @DalaiLama w/#moraribapu ji,...

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Sep 23 2019

Sadhviji Leads Pledge for Peace and Water Conservation

On a day that Holy Maa Ganga decided to bring even more of Her divine waters to Earth, Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati ji, Parmarth Niketan Sevaks and Rishikumars, NSS Cadets and local school children joined together for a Walk for Peace and Water yesterday as part of the ashram’s celebration of International Day of Peace. The event was a cooperative effort between the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Dr Sanjana Jon and her H2Om Movement, which seeks to change the direction of water availability and usage in the world through...

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Sep 22 2019

Honouring Acharya Vinoba Bhaveji at the Gandhi Ashram, Delhi

7 Day National Youth Conference celebrates the power of Gandhian Thought, seeks to foster its use by India’s youth. 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 DELHI/RISHIKESH: On the 125th anniversary of the birth of famed Gandhian thinker Acharya Vinoba Bhaveji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President and Spiritual Leader of Parmarth Niketan, inaugurated a seven-day International Integration & Communal Harmony Youth Camp in his honor at the Gandhi Ashram, Kingsway Camp, New Delhi recently, gathering such notable Gandhian-thought luminaries as Dr SN Subba Raoji, now 91 and founder in 1971 of India’s original...

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