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May 17 2021

Feeding the Hungry on World Family Day

Each day since the current lockdown started, Parmarth Niketan has been providing food for the saints and monks and the needy and destitute on the holy banks of Mother Ganga. On World Family Day, that food was served with great love by the President of Parmarth, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, and the SDM for Yemkeshwar, Shri Manish Kumar Singhji, themselves. During the service on the ghat, Pujya Swamiji remarked that, "During this current crisis, all of the destitute, the saints and monks will be served food. Every day, food has...

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May 16 2021

Second Ambulance Flagged Off

A second Ambulance was flagged of this week from Parmarth and offered to the local authorities and doctors to transport oxygen cylinders to needy families as well as Covid positive patients in need in Rishikesh and its surrounding villages and neighborhoods. Shri Chandra Prakashji, one of the Nodal Officers of our region serving the State Government's Covid Care Services, shared that this would a great help to their efforts. In handing the keys to Shri Prakashji, Pujya Swamiji shared that "today, Corona is overshadowing all of humanity. Now more than ever...

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May 15 2021

Akshaya Tritiya Tree Plantation Pledge

“Trees are Nature’s gift that keeps giving. अब बचा है केवल एक विकल्प, वृक्षारोपण का करें संकल्प.पेड़ लगायें प्राण बचायें, पेड़ लगायें पृथ्वी बचायें.” HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji offers a heart-felt appeal on Akshaya Tritiya for all of us to plant more and offer more gift trees, with a poignant reminder of how much the Pandemic has revealed just how important oxygen is to us and to the planet! Together with the Parmarth Rishikumars, Pujya Swamiji pledges to plant more and more trees during the upcoming monsoon season. He adds, “अपना ऑक्सीजन...

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May 11 2021

Vaccinations at Swami Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital at Parmarth Niketan

"Corona is fear," declares HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji. "Vaccination is hope!" These inspiring and motivating words were offered by Pujya Swamiji as He toured the Swami Shukdevanand Charitable Hospital at Parmarth Niketan recently to observe the vaccination program being offered at the facility in cooperation with Parmarth, the Divine Shakti Foundation and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. While there, He was advised that, in just a few weeks, over 1200 divine souls in the 45-plus age group have received their inoculations, with those in the 18-and-over group eligible...

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May 04 2021

World Interfaith Prayers Meet

In a very special Interfaith Prayer Meet organized by Dr Anthony Raju, the International Human Rights Advisory Council and the All India Council of Human Rights Liberties and Social Justice and held today for the Healing, Good Health and Happiness of Covid-19 patients everywhere, Parmarth Niketan President and Spiritual Leader HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji expressed concerns that - because Covid has created so much panic in people's lives - "there are many patients who are not even getting medicine and food. They are alone and frightened. In such a...

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Apr 30 2021

Bringing Oxygen During COVID Second Wave

Recognizing the unprecedented need for medical supplies and services to combat the gut-wrenching and devastating effects of the surge in Covid-19 cases across the Nation, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji today launched a new initiative, the aim of which is to provide free oxygen cylinders for patients on home care in Rishikesh and adjoining village and remote mountain locations. "The biggest need of the hour," declared Pujya Swamiji, "is to bring these cylinders directly to the patients' homes because their recovery is in the early stages and may be accelerated...

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Apr 27 2021

Mahavir Jayanti & World Malaria Day!

With most of India locked-down yesterday on the last Sunday of April, it was the perfect day for introspection, as HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji has been such a passionate advocate for - especially during the past 13 months of the Covid-19 pandemic. And, on Sunday, there was much upon which to reflect. For yesterday was the Birth Anniversary of Lord Mahavir Swamiji, the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism, who abandoned all worldly possessions and left home at the age of 30 in pursuit of a spiritual awakening. After practicing...

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Apr 23 2021

World Earth Day 2021

On World Earth Day yesterday, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President and Spiritual Leader of Parmarth Niketan – after planting a Rudraksha sapling in the Ashram courtyard – shared that the Earth is our Mother, a beautiful and comfortable home for all of us, containing water and greenery and an abundance of living beings. “We must,” He said, “be sensitive to the Earth and its needs. Protecting the Earth means protecting us all, and we must begin to make a sincere effort to protect everyone!” “The Earth is being affected by...

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Apr 21 2021

Ram Navami 2021

On the sacred and holy day of Ram Navami – the day that Lord Sri Rama incarnated on Earth as the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu – Parmarth Niketan's President and Spiritual Leader, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji led a beautiful Navratri Havan for the Rishikumars and Acharyas of the Ashram in a simple and scaled-down celebration of the day that included the singing of Ram's praises with Goswami Tulsidas' “Sri Ramachandra Kripalu Bhaj Mana.” Pujya Swamiji also offered best wishes to all civil servants on National Civil Service Day by...

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Apr 18 2021

Conclusion of Prayas Apna Workshop

The first phase of the 'Prayas Apna' workshop - a joint initiative of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) and UNFPA in partnership with PRAVAH at Parmarth Niketan designed to train and empower at-risk youth to dream and develop a strategy to reach that dream, and to share that strategy with their peers - concluded with a beautiful water-blessing ceremony led by GIWA Co-Founder and Chair, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, in his beautiful jhopri at Parmarth. The ceremony signifies participants' commitment to doing all that they can to conserve, preserve...

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