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GIWA and GAP Sign MOU with WWF-India

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar signed an MOU with WWF-India to join hands together in our work for Ganga, water wildlife and our divine Mother Earth’s gorgeous life-giving and life-sustaining natural habitat. We had an official MOU signing event at their headquarters in Delhi yesterday.

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Inauguration of the India Sanitation Conclave

India Sanitation Coalition- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Sanitation Awards and the India Sanitation Conclave 2017 was recently inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Shri Suresh Prabhuji, Minister of Railway, Government of India, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary of Ministry of Drinking Water & Science, Government of India, Ms Naina Lal Kidwai, Chair, India Sanitation…

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Meeting on Faith-Based Organizations at the World Bank

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji participated at a high level roundtable held by Jim Yong Kim at the World Bank during their Spring Meetings, on the role of faith, faith leaders and faith based organizations in eliminating extreme poverty. In an incredibly compelling, nearly five hour discussion, they discussed issues ranging from water , sanitation, stunting…

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WaterSchool Event with GIWA’s WASH on Wheels on Earth Day

On Earth Day, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance team organised a beautiful WaterSchool event with GIWA’s WASH on Wheels at Shri Harish Chandra Adarsh Kanya Inter-College. The event was attended by hundreds of students. At the beginning of the program, GIWA’s Sam Herbert, MSW, discussed why it is necessary to save Mother Earth’s precious natural…

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Pledges to Plant Trees

Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) held a two day training at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) entitled “Awakened Citizens,” in association with the Ramkrishna Mission. Over 100 teachers from more than 50 schools joined us on the holy banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, to discuss how to teach children the foundational tools for a…

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Hanuman Jayanti: Celebration of True Devotion

Beautiful, devotion and love filled celebrations for Hanuman Jayanti took place on the banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, at Parmarth Niketan, with the blessings and divine presence of Pujya Swamiji. The special festival began in a clean and green way in which Pujya Swamiji and the Parmarth Rishikumars took their…

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“Embrace Your Spirit” Course Concludes at Parmarth on World Health Day

On the occasion of #WorldHealthDay (WHD) yesterday, we celebrated the completion of our two week “Embrace Your Spirit” course, blessed by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji, taught and led by visiting instructor Tara Maniar from Canada. The course included Chakradance with mudra, beej mantra [seed sound] meditations and mandala art. Chakra specific yogasana…

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Pujya Swamiji and Mananiya LK Advaniji Discuss Solutions to Pollution

During Mananiya LK Advaniji visit, important discussions took place in the presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Munijiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Founder, Ganga Action Parivar and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance India (GIWA), led by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary General, GIWA, about the many solutions to the pollution and the multi-faceted threats…

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