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Sanitation Conference in Assam Begins with Interfaith Pledge

Renowned faith leaders of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) inaugurated the two day Assam Sanitation Conference in Khanapara Field, Guwahati with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowallji and Hon’ble Minister of State Drinking Water & Sanitation Shri Ramesh Jigajinagiji along with many other ministers, secretaries and eminent representatives of UNICEF India. The GIWA…

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GIWA at KAICIID’s Second Meeting of the Advisory Forum

High-Level faith leaders from across the world were inspired today towards promoting interfaith reconciliation by joining forces against a “new common enemy.”  The meetings, held by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), under the leadership of Faisal Bin Muaammar, Secretary-General, KAICIID, brought together foremost leaders from the Muslim,…

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Maha Karuna Day Celebrations in Delhi

Pujya Swamiji graced and blessed the International Celebration of Maha Karuna Day 2017. He joined Hon Governor of Bihar Shri Ram Nath Kovindji, Union Minister Maneka Gandhiji, Union Minister Ramdas Athawaleji as well as a galaxy of faith leaders, some of who included Anandmurti Gurumaaji, Acharya Lokesh Muniji, Imam Umer Ilyasiji, Lama Lobsangji, many country…

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Inauguration of the Char Dham Bus Stand Bio-Toilet, Rishikesh

Sanitation and Meditation come together in Rishikesh at the Public Bio-Toilet Inauguration at the Char Dham Bus Stand Pujay Swamiji, Co-Founder of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder Ganga Action Parivar and President of Parmarth Niketan, graced and blessed the official inauguration ceremony of the new eco-friendly, public bio-digester toilets built at Char Dham Bus…

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Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkariji’s Family at Parmarth

Smt Kanchan Nitin Gadkariji, beautiful wife of Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkariji, came home to Parmarth Niketan recently with her friends, a group of divine shaktis from Nagpur, to meet with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji. They performed the divine havan (fire ceremony), Ganga Aarti and received a special Rudraksha sapling from Pujya…

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From Violence to Silence

Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 69th Death Anniversary A delegation from America completed their three day stay at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) recently and were blessed by Pujya Swamiji for their beautiful campaign From India With Love (FIWL). The campaign strives to bring peace and healing to survivors of gun violence in the US by…

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Celebrating Chinese New Year at Parmarth

Mohan Bhandari and Yan Yin, Co-founders of Yogi Yoga, the most famous and leading yoga center in China, arrived with their delegation of thirty to forty yogis and students to seek Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji’s blessings on the auspicious occasion of the Chinese New Year. They took part in a special Havan and…

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Uttarkashi Ganga Aarti & Makar Sakranti Mela

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji recently visited Uttarkashi on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sakranti and inspired thousands of people, assembled for the special festival, to protect and preserve their sacred rivers from pollution and open defecation. He also inspired a pledge for clean water, sanitation and hygiene as well making Uttarkashi open defecation…

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Famous Kirtan Singer Jai Uttal Live in Concert at Parmarth

Famous kirtan singer Jai Uttal was live in a free concert yesterday at Parmarth Niketan. His beautiful devotional music and kirtan attracted a large crowd of international devotees and tourists from all across Rishikesh. Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, who have met Jai several times in America, had extended an invitation for him to…

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WASH in Faith Books Presented to Hon’ble President of India

Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji was presented the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) first edition of “WASH in Sikhism” and “WASH in Buddhism” books* recently by GIWA’s Co-Founder Pujya Swamiji, and GIWA’s interfaith leaders and representatives, including: Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasiiji, President, All India Organization of Imams of Mosques, Venerable Lama Lobzangji, Secretary…

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