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Medical Camp at Kimsar Valley

The Parmarth Niketan and Divine Shakti Foundation volunteer medical team comprising of Dr Priya, sevaks Martina (Shakti) Kadek (Bali), yoga student Mandana Debrie (Iran), Poonam and Bibi traveled to Kimsar Valley, a distance of 39 km from Parmarth. The camp was held at Gram Panchayat building. 90% of the patients who came to the medical camp were…

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Management Students Take the Green Pledge

Management students from the Quantum Global Campus (Roorkee) came home to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) inspired and eager to join the Ganga Action Parivar (GAP), Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF). All were deeply appreciative of the divine vision and mission of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder of GAP, DSF and…

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World Water Day 2015

Uplift, Unify the Shift Network and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) came together for a World Water Day celebration at Parmarth Niketan Ashram (Rishikesh, India) that started with a beautiful live Ganga Aarti ceremony on the banks of Ganga on the 22nd March and then connected over 300 locations all over the world to celebrating,…

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World Happiness Day: Happy Water is Key to a Happy World

A group of young high school students from Princeton School, New Jersey, USA, led by David and Maria Freedholm, celebrated World Happiness Day at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). They were deeply touched by their meeting with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji as well as the gorgeous Ganga Aarti and havan ceremony. Pujya…

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GIWA and World Toilet Organization Come Together

Pujya Swamiji inspired the beautiful union of GIWA with World Toilet Organization (WTO). Mr. Jack Sim, the dynamic and dedicated Founder of WTO, visited Parmarth Niketan recently and the two organizations signed an MoU and will be coming together to serve for bringing improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for all. Previously, Mr. Jack Sim…

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Medical Camps Gujjar Basti and Kunau

Our Weekly Free Medical Camp took place in 2 nearby villages this week, Gujjar Basti and Kunau. Punita, from London, Sonia, from Russia, and Martina, from Bali, joined Dr Priya, Bibi Ma as the strong Parmarth Niketan and Divine Shakti Foundation team ready to serve these populations. A total of 98 people were treated at…

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Seva Celebration for International Women’s Day

Today was the day just after the grand 16th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram. This year the festival brought together approximately 1000 participants from more than 55 countries, many of whom joined us for a special ‘Seva Celebrations’ event today in honor of International Women’s Day. The event was focused…

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Final Day of IYF 2015

Today was the seventh and final day of the 16th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram. The concluding ceremony took place at 11 am and was graced by the presence of Chief Guest the Honourable Governor of Uttarakhand, Shri Krishna Kant Palji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji saints and all the yogacharyas…

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International Yoga Festival Day 6 – Holi

Today, the auspicious day of Holi, was the sixth day of the 16th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram. This year there are approximately 1000 participants from more than 55 countries. There are classes from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more than 60 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from…

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Day 5 International Yoga Festival 2015

Today was the fifth day of the 16th annual world famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan ashram. This year there are approximately 1000 participants from more than 55 countries. There are classes from 4:00 am until 9:30 pm with more than 60 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts from nearly 20 countries around the…

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