Special Community Reception for Hon’ble PM Modiji in DC
Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati ji were invited to a high-level, special community reception, hosted by the Hon’ble Ambassador of India in Washington DC, Dr Navtej Sarnaji in honour of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji’s visit to the United States.
During the reception, in addition to meeting Shri Narendra Modia Modiji, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji also met with the Hon’ble Ambassador of India, Shri Navtej Sarnaji and other diplomats and cordially invited them home to Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, on the banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas.
On the occasion, Pujya Swamiji shared in an interview with the media, “This is a historic moment for India and America, two great nations, two great leaders and two great democracies coming together. This meeting is not just a meeting of two leaders but really a meeting of two hearts. I think two nations need a shift, from two-ness to togetherness. Both leaders are fearless, both are ready to accept a challenge and both have the capability of bring change in the society.”
Sadhvi Bhagawatiji shared in her interview, “I hope that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Modi ji will be able to share with Trump our beautiful vision of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam . I also hope and have faith that the relationship between the U.S. and India that he has already made so strong and so wonderful with President Obama will continue with President Trump.”
A special invitation to inaugurate the 30th Annual International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), was also given to Hon’ble Shri Modiji; he had addressed this year’s Festival through live video conferencing.
Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji also passed onto the Hon’ble Prime Minister a copy of the National Ganga Rights Act, drafted by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar, under Pujya Swamiji’s vision and leadership, which would be the first Act of Law to fully ensure the rights of the Ganga and all of its tributaries across all states in which they flow. In addition, they also passed on other key suggestions and ideas or the Clean Ganga Mission.