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Raksha Bandhan & Indian Independence Day 2019

Yesterday we held a special celebration for Raksha Bandhan and Indian Independence Day Celebrations led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji. The day started with flag raising ceremonies in Parmarth Gurukul, Veerpur and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh campus followed by beautiful patriotic songs by our Rishikumars and Sadhvi Abha Saraswati. The Rishikumars then…

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Honble Smt Sushma Swarajji Shraddhanjali Samaroh

Pujya Swamiji & Sadhvi Bhagawatiji graced a very special Shradhanjali Samaroh in honour and memory of Hon’ble Smt Sushma Swarajj yesterday with Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, Hon’ble Shri Amit Shah ji, Hon’ble Shri Rajnath Singh ji, many Hon’ble Ministers, Shri Swaraj Kaushal ji, Dear Divine Bansuri, representatives of so many different parties,…

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Interfaith Gathering in Delhi

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President, Parmarth Niketan, joined Maulana Mahmood Madaniji, Secretary General, Jamiat Ulama I Hind, at the Talkatora Stadium admist Maulana Arshad Madani, President, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Maulana Mohammad Usman Mansoorpuri, President, JUH with thousands of members of their institutions. Gracing the closing interfaith panel were also India’s Revered Interfaith leaders such as: Ven…

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Rishikumars Visit Parmarth Plant Nursery

Earlier this week, the Rishikumars visited our nursery, jointly established by the Eco Task-Force and Parmarth Niketan, an initiative providing employment for army veterans and local women, where their skills of organisation and commitment are utilised to undertake a variety of eco-projects to combat climate change, tackling issues of deforestation and soil erosion. During this…

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Sadhviji Delivers Keynote Address to ISTD Students

On Sadhviji’s first day back in India, she addressed the India Society for Training and Development (ISTD) International Conclave on Happiness and Spirituality in the Workplace. The program took place in Dehradun at Graphics Era Deemed University. What a joy, on my first day back in India, to address the India Society for Training and…

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YOGA RETREAT: A Journey of self-discovery!

Participating in a Yoga Retreat at the “birthplace of Yoga” (Rishikesh, India) can be a truly life-changing experience, and specially at Parmarth Niketan Ashram where you can live and feel the true spirit of Yoga. This July seven students from India, Israel and Belgium joined this 5 days program, were they learned the basics of…

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Tree Plantation at Kendriya Vidyalaya IDPL, Rishikesh

This morning the GIWA team visited Kendriya Vidyalaya IDPL, Rishikesh, a central government school with over 1,000 students. We met the Principal Ms Sudha Gupta, who happily received us for a tree plantation. During the visit, we planted 12 fruit trees with a group of 7th class students, around their beautiful and well-maintained grounds. The…

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Swachta Abhiyan Clean Up Program in Rishikesh

As the flow of Kanwad Yatris (Pilgrims) is beginning down, today Param Pujya Swami Ji led a Swachta Abhiyan (clean up program) in the Baghkhala area of Rishikesh, on July 31st, from 8 to 10 am. The swachta abhiyan team included the Rishikumars, our volunteers, as well as the puppets. The abhiyan was a great…

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GIWA Puppet Show Teaches WASH to Kanwad Yatris

GIWA’s puppet show has been attracting a lot of attention from the Kanwad Yatris! The clean Ganga educational show story board centres around Mother Ganga and Mother Saraswati rivers, who are going to Lord Shiva to complain about how their waters are being polluted and the filth around them due to open defecation. Lord Shiva…

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