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May 31 2016

UN Peacekeepers Day Celebrated on the banks of Mother Ganga

Today on the UN Peacekeepers Day, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati blessed Vision2021’s mission for ‘One Million Youth for Peace,’ conceived and led by Ms. Rachna Sharma, by lighting the symbolic lanterns of peace on the holy banks of Mother Ganga during the evening sacred Ganga Aarti ceremony. UN Peacekeepers Day pays tribute to all the people who have lost their lives in the cause of peace out of which the country with the largest number of individuals who have sacrificed their lives for these efforts are from India alone....

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May 21 2016

Joining Together for Narmada and Kshipra: Paryavaran Maha Kumbha

Throughout the month-long Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016: #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (Pujya Swamiji), President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and #KshipraActionParivar, has been garnering support, raising awareness and catalyzing much needed action to rejuvenate and replenish the health and the natural state of the sacred River Kshipra, along whose banks the incredible mela takes place every twelve years. On Pujya Swamiji’s last day of the Simhastha, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhanji...

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May 21 2016

Kshipra: Post Kumbha Plan

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji had a special meeting with Mela Administration, led by the dynamic and dedicated Mela Adhikari, Shri Avinash Lavania, to plan post Kumbha efforts, urging the formation of a committee and active involvement of all stakeholders to achieve this crucial task. Pujya Swamiji shared, “It is due to the great efforts of the administration that today we have the beautiful, healthy and holy waters of the River Narmada to bathe in. However, our Kumbha will truly be successful and fruitful if we all can join together to ensure...

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May 20 2016

Massive Procession for a Clean and Green Kshipra

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati and Pujya Shri Devkinandan Thakur Ji joined together to lead a massive procession that concluded at the Datt Ghat with a massive Kshipra Aarti. More than 15,000 pilgrims and devotees held Swachhta Kranti signs and took a massive pledge alonside thosands more for a open defecation free and pollution free River Narmada and Kshipra, as well as massive tree plantation to restore water in the catchment of both rivers. [fbalbum url="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154204397477698.1073742155.86246862697&type=1&l=d4266ea3e3"]...

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May 19 2016

Interfaith Leaders bid farewell to Simhastha

Interfaith Leaders bid farewell to Simhastha: Kumbha Mela with Pledge to work together for Sanitation and Shanti As India’s eminent and revered faith leaders bid farewell to the two day Sarva Dharma Swachhta Samvaad and Sankalp event they pledged to work together for sanitation and shanti (peace). Because when nearly 1200 children perish everyday due to lack of adequate clean water, sanitation and hygiene and nearly half of India’s population defecate in the open, a majority due to the lack of access to toilets, it is time that the message from...

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May 19 2016

Divyang Swachhta Sankalp and Bhandara

A beautiful #Divyang #SwachhtaSankalp and #Bhandara programme, unfolded under the vision and inspiration of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, during the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016 in which divinely abled children, or children with special needs, were invited for a special dinner at the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan Ashram- Ganga Action Parivar camp. They were honoured and blessed by Pujya Swamiji, Pujya Sadhvi Rithambara – “Didi Maa”, Pujya Pu.Madhavpriya Swamiji, Hon’ble Member of Parliament Shri Anil Madhav Daveji, Respected Gandhian and Inspiration behind National Youth Project Dr.S.N. Subba Raoji,...

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May 16 2016

Vanvasis & Dharma Gurus Pledge for Sanitation for All

Parmarth Niketan’s camp in the Kumbh Mela was awash in colour and song today as members of Vanvasi groups from Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura converged together with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Bhajan Samrat, Anup Jalotaji, in a historic show of unity. The representatives were resplendent in shimmering ethnic dress as they held signs, waved flags and chanted messages of unity and peace. Later, all raised their hands and voices to demand an end to needless childhood deaths by ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to clean and healthy...

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May 13 2016

Open Defecation Free Simhasth

‘#Loowithaview’ -Water Aid and WASH Alliance come together in the Ujjain Kumbha Mela Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, inaugurated the “Loo with a View” today at the #Ujjain Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv – 2016. It is an enclosed #toilet stall where the door is a one-way mirror door through which the person on the outside sees a mirror on the door but on the inside, the person using the toilet can...

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May 12 2016

Vaicharik Mahakumbh- International Conference on Living the Right Way

Pujya Swamiji graced the beautiful and unique #VaicharikMahakumbh on the 12th May during the Simhastha Kumbha Mela, addressing and inspiring the gathering on the theme of ‘Swachhta aur Sarita’ with a panel of distinguished speakers including the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Chouhanji, Hon’ble Member of Parliament Shri Anil Madhav Daveji and Padma Bhushan Shri Bindeshwar Pathakji and many others. The large two day event also is known as the International Conference on Living the Right Way: Universal Message of Simhasth, hence Pujya Swamiji spoke about how the...

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May 11 2016

Pariyavaran Maha Kumbha

On the 11th of May, in the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela- Simhasth kumbh Mahaparv 22nd Apr To 21st May we had a beautiful #Paryavaran (Environmental) #MahaKumbha programme, under the inspiration, vision and blessing of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, organized by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Global Interfaith WASH Alliance , Ganga Action Parivar- Parmarth Niketan Ashram(Rishikesh) at the Prabhu Premi Sangh camp. The event was blessed by Pujya Acharya M.M. Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, Pujya Shiv Shankar Dasji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji and many other saints. The respected dignitaries and speakers...

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