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Dec 02 2017

Begin Right Away, Use Your Willpower

This article was published on The Speaking Tree, here. So frequently in life we think,  ‘Just one more year’,  and then I will simplify my life,  minimising luxuries.  ‘Just one more year, ’ and I will dedicate more time to meditation,  seva and sadhana. ‘Just one more year, ’ and I will delve into the divine depths of spirituality…. We continue to put off valuable life-changes until ‘tomorrow, ’and unfortunately, ‘tomorrow’never comes. … We are deluded,  deceived and blinded by the power of maya. Thus,  we continue to find excuses for...

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Dec 01 2017

Pujya Swamiji Inspires Ethics, Spirituality & Sustainability Conference

International Conference on Ethics, Sustainability & Spirituality was organized in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, on Friday, December 1, 2017 by Green Earth Alliance International (GEA) in association with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and Parmarth Niketan​ (Rishikesh). Pujya Swamiji blessed and graced the occasion. Sharing His words of wisdom about conscious “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)” rooted first in “Human Social Responsibility,” He said, “Our rishis and saints have said that life is not to HAVE more but to BE more. Having more on the outside does not bring us happiness, fulfillment of peace....

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Nov 28 2017

Valedictory Session of Gandhian Conference with President of India

HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Presented with the HSS Mahatma Gandhi Lifetime Peace and Service Award by hands of HE the President DELHI- President Ram Nath Kovind today concluded a historic Summit of Gandhian, Tribal and Faith leaders at Rashtrapati Bhavan with an intimate Valedictory Session. Over the weekend, the Summit had been meeting at Gandhi Ashram in Kingsway Camp, Delhi, to discuss, inspire and deliberate on pressing issues, with a foremost focus on the Swachh Bharat Mission, environmental protection and social...

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Nov 25 2017

Hon’ble Vice President of India Inaugurates the Gandhian Conference

GANDHI ASHRAM, DELHI- Hon’ble Vice President, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu​ joined forces with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, President of Parmarth Niketan​, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Harijan Sevak Sangh​ President, Shri Sankar Kumar Sanyal​lji and GIWA’s revered spiritual leaders of India’s many faiths, to inspire 3000 Gandhian and tribal representatives from across India to become trailblazers for a Swachh Bharat. This historic event was jointly organized by the Harijan Sevak Sangh (founded by Mahatma Gandhi) and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance under the collective leadership and vision of Professor Sankar...

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Nov 25 2017

Day 1 of Gandhian Conference graced by Ministers & Interfaith Leaders

Here are some more highlights from the first day of the All India Gandhian Constructive Workers Conference with addresses by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Thawarchand Gehlot​ji, Union Minister of State Agriculture Krishna Raj​ji, Union Minister of State Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale​ji and Minister of Health, Government of Delhi, Shri Satyendra Jainji. There was also a special interfaith panel that begun the days proceeding just after the inaugural session with the Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu​ji, with speeches and blessings by GIWA’s respected...

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Nov 17 2017

Rejuvenating Rispina River in Dehradun Begins

The Uttarakhand government launched on the 6th November a campaign to revive Rispina and Kosi rivers. As per the plan, saplings would be planted near the banks of the rivers and efforts are underway to ensure the rivers flow. During the function, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ blessed the efforts and pledged to provide Rs 1 crore financial assistance in the campaign to revive Rispina, originally known as the Rishiparna river. The funds would be utilised in planting trees and placing dustbins along both sides of the River to prevent pollution, soil...

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Nov 16 2017

Pujya Swamiji speaks during the #PanchyatMahakumbh in Haridwar

Thousands of gram pradhans, block pramukhs and urban local body leaders gather during the #PanchyatMahakumbh in Haridwar and are inspired by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji powerful and passionate speech abt the gifts of nature that Uttarakhand brings to the world. Pujya Swamiji emphasizes the great news for clean #water for all beings and shares that in origin state of the National River Ganga we should be drinking Gangajal not bottled water. He also shares that with rising air pollution the Himalayan state can become the Oxygen Tourism Destination of...

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Nov 14 2017

Children’s Day: Message for Happy and Healthy Future

Childrens Day was celebrated today at Parmarth Niketan​ with young girls from the Saraswati Balika Vidyamandir and young boys from the Parmarth Gurukul joining together, on the banks of Mother Ganga, to be blessed and inspired by HH Pujya Swamiji. Pujya Swamiji led them in a sankalp (pledge) for swachh bharat, inspired them to make healthy choices, create & sustain a cleaner, greener and more serene planet, be advocates for clean water, air and soil for everyone, everywhere. He also encouraged the youngest group of our Parmarth Rishikumars to plant beautiful fruit...

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Nov 10 2017

All India Conference on Volunteering

The All India Conference for Volunteering for Change was held at the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi, organised by Caritas India​, on November 9th and 10th, 2017. There were over 200 delegates, interfaith, and movement leaders, from India and abroad including, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​, Co-founder, of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ (GIWA), President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), and founder of the Ganga Action Parivar, who spoke during the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary General of the GIWA, and President of the...

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Nov 06 2017

150th Birth Anniversary of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji

On the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ graced the 150th Birth Anniversary of Param Krupalu Dev Shrimad Rajchandraji. He was warmly welcomed by Pujya Gurudev Rakeshbhaiji to Dharampur, Gujarat for the grande finale of the three day celebrations. During the occasion, the foundation stone of the Shrimad Rajchandra Hospital was blessed and inaugurated by Pujya Morari Bapuji, Pujya Gurudev Rakeshbhaiji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Pujya Acharya Lokesh Muniji and Ven Bhikkhu Sanghasenaji and other respected dignitaries. They also visited the hospital site were the 250 bed...

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