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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla come to Parmarth

Today, Their Royal Highnesses, Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, paid an official visit to Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh as the first destination of their nine-day visit to India. Arriving just before sunset, Their Royal Highnesses took part in the sacred evening Aarti Ceremony (ritual of lights), which is an internationally-renowned highlight…

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Beautiful Diwali Celebrations at Parmarth

A very special Diwali celebration took place this year at the Parmarth Niketan bringing together people from all over India and the world. An interfaith and green message of love and renewal went out from Rishikesh as the day started with a big clean-up of the ashram followed by discussions with Dr. Anil Joshiji, Founder…

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Parodi Temple Project

With Pujya Swamiji’s blessings, the divine efforts of the villagers of Parodi and the team brought the first light of hope to the village just before the auspicious festival of Diwali. The first entry level activity of the village, the owner driven, green restoration of the community temple say its completion just before Diwali and…

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Media Social Responsibility Workshop Held at Parmarth

A National Symposium of Media’s Role in making the Ganga clean was organized by the Indian Federation of Working Journalists at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). The three-day workshop was inaugurated by Pujya Swamiji, Shri Vijay Bahugunaji, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Harak Singh Rawatji, Hon’ble State Minister of Agriculture, and Shri K Vikram Raoji,…

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Distribution and Surveys of the Villages in Laksar

Volunteers surveyed, set-up medical camps and distributed much needed relief materials to the following villages in Laksar from the 6th August to the 14th August: • Gangadaspur, • Punditpur, • Chandrapur, • Sherpur, • Khanpur, • Shivpuri, • Maharajpur Many hectares of farm land in these villages have been submerged by heavy flooding, washing away…

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Project Hope Volunteers in Guptkashi

Project Hope volunteers from Parmarth Niketan continue to serve, survey and plan for the villages most affected in the Kedar Valley. Recently a team of volunteers captured the beauty, the horrors and the hope of the Guptkashi, Kalimath and Gaurikund areas, trekking for many kilometres and on non-existent roads to reach out to the most…

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Ongoing Relief in Affected Villages of Uttarakhand

Volunteers travelled to the village of Channar, which was badly affected by the landslides following the cloudbursts and heavy rains in Uttarkhand that caused so much devastation. Rrelief supplies were distributed to the families, including tents, tarps, clothing, bed materials, kitchen supplies, toiletries, tarpaulin and so much more. Food rations were also distributed. As permanent…

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