Clean, Green & Serene Programs
Parmarth Niketan is dedicated to cultivating an awareness of environmental sanctity as well as restoring Mother Earth’s natural balance.
The ashram periodically organizes the following programs:
- Tree Plantation Programs
- Sanitation Awareness Programs
- Organic Farming Programs
- Environmental Clean-Up Programs & Events
- Tirth (Holy Pilgrimage) Conservation and Development Program
In Indian culture the cow is revered as holy and sacred. Mother Cow is seen as one who gives nourishment and nurturing not only to her own offspring but to all. Cows’ milk feeds not only baby calves but also provides humanity with milk, cheese, yogurt, ghee and other nourishing substances. However, tragically, today one sees stray cows wandering aimlessly on the streets and in the marketplaces, eating garbage.
Therefore, under Pujya Swamiji’ s guidance and inspiration and in cooperation with the Divine Shakti Foundation and Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth in actively engaged in cow welfare programs. This includes the gaushala (cow home) at Parmarth, in which approximately 75 cows are kept with love and care. Further, Pujya Swamiji has undertaken a large scale program to remove the wandering cows from the roads and marketplaces – between Haridwar all the way up to Lakshman Jhula – and give them a safe, comfortable place to live. This project is currently in the planning phases and is expected to come to fruition shortly.