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Dec 27 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Awarded Int’l Environmental Award

An International Environmental Summit was held in Delhi at the Ashoka Hotel, organized by Sparsh Ganga Abhiyaan, Namami Gange and the Ministry of Environment during which Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji was given an award as champion of environmental protection and preservation for her work as Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. Hon’ble Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Culture Dr Mahesh Sharmaji graced the occasion which was blessed by the august presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) & Founder...

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Dec 25 2018

Tis Always the Season of Giving at Parmarth

At Parmarth the Holiday Season was celebrated with great spirit of giving back. There were special bhandaras (large free feasts for all), havans (sacred yagna purification ceremonies), divine Ganga Aarti, inspiring blessings, satsang, blanket distribution, fruit distribution and more during the last few days. These are daily occurrences at this Himalayan abode, which seemed especially special and meaningful in the context of the holiday season, as pilgrims and devotees came with their families and loved ones to be on the banks of Mother Ganga and experienced first hand the joy of...

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Dec 23 2018

Pujya Swamiji Honoured with SIES National Eminence Award

MUMBAI: The 21st Annual South Indian Education Society (SIES) Sri. Chandrasekarendra Saraswati National Eminence Awards Function took place recently at the Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Auditorium. The five eminent awardees this year were Dr Manmohan Singhji, Former Prime Minister of India, in the field of Public Leadership, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, in the field of Spirituality and Social Reform, Dr VK Saraswat, Member of Niti Ayog, Former DRDO Chief, in the field of Science & Technology, Professor Manjul Bhargava, R. Brandon...

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Dec 21 2018

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand’s Birthday Celebrations

Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat​ ji's birthday was celebrated yesterday in Uttarakhand's state capital Dehradun with the special launch of a beautiful book and documentary on his life and his divine example. The event was graced and blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ and had the august presence and participation of Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly Shri Premchand Aggarwal​ji, State BJP President Ajay Bhatt​ji, Environmentalist Padma Shri Anil Joshi​ji, Mayor Shri Sunil Uniyal Gama​, MLA Mr. Harbansh Kapoor, Smt Sushila Baluni, Smt. Basanti Bisht and many...

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Dec 16 2018

Interfaith Leaders Training Completion

A two day Inter-religious Summit dedicated to the theme of "Fostering Peaceful & Diverse Societies" concluded at Parmarth Niketan​, jointly organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ and KAICIID​, giving way to a special two-day Youth Leader Workshop and Training at Parmarth Niketan from 9-10th December, during which young faith leaders and youth from faith-based organisations and intergovernmental organisations were trained to be champions of peaceful and inclusive societies. Youth leaders from more than 12 countries, belonging to diverse faith traditions and organisations were trained with interactive, engaging and fun activities...

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Dec 01 2018

Kumbh Art Fest Begins!

The Kumbh Kala Mahotsav (#KumbhArtFest) launched to recognise, give credit and offer gratitude to all the artists who have worked under the Mela Admin's Paint My City' campaign. Fest continues till 7th Dec and in the next 4 days the iconic Indira Bhavan will be the canvas for the artists brush. Please join, witness and celebrate this spirit of Kala Sangam at Sangam! @PujyaSwamiji along with Shri Girdhiar Malaviyaji, Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Commissioner Allahabad Ashish Goelji and others launched the social media campaign to recognise these efforts. [srizonfbalbum id=11]...

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Nov 24 2018

Kashi Ki Dev Diwali: Celebrating Festival of Lights with the Gods

Highlights and updates from the incredibly special and divine Dev Diwali celebrations are now in and we are glad to share an extraordinary evening with Hon'ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri MYogiAdityanath​ ji, Hon'ble UP Tourism Minister Prof Rita Bahuguna Joshiji, Hon'ble State BJP President Shri Mahendra Nath Pandeyji, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Hon'ble Principal Secretary, Shri Awanish Kumar Awasthi​ and many others gracing the divine occasion to ceremoniously inaugurate Sur Ganga's 143 day celebration with cultural programmes from renowned artists and folk artists, as a...

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Nov 23 2018

World Youth Summit and Sri Sathya Sai Awards

The World Youth Summit, organized by the Sri Sathya Sai Vrinda, in Muddenahalli, Bangalore, in honour of the 93rd Birthday of Revered Sri Sathya Sai Babaji, was held from the 19-23rd November and was graced and blessed, from the 22nd-23rd November, by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. Pujya Swamiji joined Pujya Baba and Pujya Sri Mudhusudan Rao Naiduji in the morning of the 22nd November to flag off 10-15 trucks with 300-400 students and 500 devotees who traveled to 10 villages with food, clothes, cleaning drinking water and more as part of...

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Nov 21 2018

World Toilet Summit & World Toilet Day in Mumbai

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ inaugurated the two day World Toilet Summit, organized in Mumbai on World Toilet Day by the World Toilet Organisation, Singapore; with the support of Lixil Group, Japan; Reckitt-Benckhiser​, UK; in association with the Global Citizen, USA; India Sanitation Coalition; Eixon Services Foundation; Water.org​, and other reputed institutions. The event began with a beautiful lighting the inaugural lamp ceremony with vedic chanting with Pujya Swamiji, Jack Sim​, Founder of the World Toilet Organization; Representative from the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Government of India; Shri Madhusudan Lohia,...

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Nov 15 2018

Making Friends Across Religions – Leaders Testimony and Counsel

A special series of panels entitled “Making Friends Across Religions – Leaders Testimony and Counsel’ were held throughout the Parliament of the World's Religions​. These discussions required each Presenter to share a story of a friendship across religions and offer practical advice for practising friendships between peoples of different faiths. Discussions also were followed by a brief interaction between the presenters and the audience. The eminient panelists included Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Rabbi David Rosen​, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of...

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