Students from 25 Nations Come Together for Clean Up
Over 40 students, who came from Miri Piri Academic Institutes from around the world, joined Pujya Swamiji for a clean-up of the outskirts of the Rajaji National Park, within the Rishikesh area. Joining them was a large number of participants of Gurumaa Anandamurtiji’s end of the year retreat.
Participants hailed from nations including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Europe, England, Norway, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kazhakstan, Australia, Thailand and South Africa.
All of participants were deeply anguished by the amount of litter strewn in the beautiful Himalayan area and pledged to inspire and encourage the local administration to join them in honouring and cleaning up Swargashram.
After the clean-up, all pledged to take the messages of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) back with them to their individual countries for the welfare of those in desperate need of improved WASH. As a symbol of their pledges, they took part in a very special Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Water Blessing Ceremony with prayers for improved WASH for all.