Ms Salma Ansariji Plans with Parmarth for an Interfaith World
Ms Salma Ansariji, Former Vice President of India Shri Hamid Ansariji’s wife and Founder President of the Alnoor Charitable Society, visited her Himalayan home recently. She enjoyed her stay, taking part in the divine, world famous Ganga Aarti and performing the sacred havan by the banks of the holy River Ganga. She expressed the great energy and love she felt from the ceremony and her stay. Joining her in Aarti that evening was Ms Rashmi Bardhanji, wife of Principal Secretary Finance, Government of Uttarakhand, and her beautiful family.
She also was glad to learn about the numerous interfaith service initiatives that were taking place under HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji’s divine vision and leadership. Pujya Swamiji had also recently invited Respected Shri Hamid Ansariji and his family home to Parmarth Niketan during their recent meeting in Delhi on the occasion of #EidMilan. She was especially touched by the video of the recent celebration of #InternationalDayofFamilies with children from Madarasa meeting with children from Gurukul and exchanging sweets, hugs and basking in messages of peace, brotherhood and interfaith harmony by their religious leaders.
She was especially inspired by Pujya Swamiji’s message of Hari and Ali coming together for true “Hariyali” in the nation. She proposed doing a similar programme in Aligarh with her school of over 4,000 students and engaging the nearby schools as well in a mass tree plantation, clean up and interfaith harmony programme. She spoke with Sushri Ganga Nandini in detail to plan out inviting Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji to this special programme as well as launching a special #WaterSchool programme in Aligarh during their visit.
Being originally from Allahabad, she was glad to learn about Pujya Swamiji’s plans for a Clean and Green Kumbh Mela 2019. She reminiscenced about her childhood in which she could see the waters of all three rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in three colours slightly Green, Blue and Orange, respectively, flowing together and drinking from the sacred stream. She expressed her concern about the state of these rivers saying that keeping these waters clean must be an interfaith movement.
During her stay she enjoyed the organic, saatvic and vegetarian food and also the fresh jamun from Parmarth’s Vatika. Before leaving she did a beautiful water blessing ceremony alongside young Parmarth Rishikumars chanting vedic mantras of peace and oneness. Filled with tears in her eyes and love in heart she left with the promise to come home again soon.