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Jun 16 2019

Release of Call of Ganga

Launch of Call of Ganga on Ganga Dusshera day at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh On the auspicious occasion of Ganga Dusshera – the day that Mother Ganga flowed onto Earth, the Call of Ganga, a new book by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and President of the Divine Shakti Foundation was launched at Parmarth Niketan ashram by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Spiritual Head and President of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Pujya Shri Muralidharji, renowned kathakar and other dignitaries. The launch took place during a huge Shri Rama katha...

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Jun 10 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Graces the G20 Interfaith Summit

TOKYO: Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, was a respected speaker at the G20 Interfaith Forum* in Tokyo, Japan in a high-level panel entitled “Ending Hunger, Water as Life” on the theme of “Food and Water: Resources for Life.” Such an honor be at @IF20org #G20 #Interfaith Summit in #Japan & to present recommendations on #water #food & #climatechange . Was a joy to see @David_Cameron & thank him for launching our Encyclopedia of #Hinduism when he was PM. full story: https://t.co/PErNH6mhz4 #interfaith pic.twitter.com/JKo631iren— Sadhvi Bhagawati (@SadhviBhagawati) June 10, 2019 The panel was chaired...

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Jun 07 2019

Pujya Swamiji’s Avtaran Diwas: 67th Birthday Celebrations

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji's 67th Birthday Celebrations began with a beautiful havan ceremony in the morning, followed by the Shri Ram Katha by Pujya Sant Murlidharji which was graced and blessed by Pujya MM Swami Gurusharanandji, Karshnipeethadeshwar, Pujya MM Swami Asanganand Saraswatiji of Parmarth Niketan, Maulana Syed Kokab Mujtaba Abidiji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, delegation of Buddhist Lamas and Monks, led by Ven Khenpo Rangdolji, from Ladakh and Dehradun from the Drikung Kagyu Institute and Doon Buddhist Association. Senior BJP Leader Shri Shyam Jaju, Artist Rouble Nagi also made a surprise...

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May 29 2019

Its Time for Action Towards Menstrual Hygiene Management: MHMDay

Menstrual Hygiene Day was filled with inspiring and incredible activities and initiatives when volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and Parmarth Rishikumars joined together to take part in the #RedDotChallenge sharing that #MenstruationMatters and #ItsTimeforAction. They also pledged on the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council's innovative #MHWheel, led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, to break the stigma and silence associated with menstrual hygiene, offering a special #mhm bracelet as a symbol of our commitment to work together towards this vital cause. Thereafter, Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji...

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May 28 2019

Iftar Dinner with US Ambassador to India

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji were invited for a special Iftar Dinner with US Ambassador to India was held at the US Ambassador’s Residence - the Roosevelt House- wherein high level faith leaders and eminent dignitaries were invited for the occasion. A family that prays together stays together. Good to join India’s respected #interfaith leaders & our vibrant #faith communities at the special #Iftar Dinner hosted by @USAmbIndia y’day at the #RooseveltHouse to spread the message of #peace, #love, #togetherness & #oneness. pic.twitter.com/K2p1NuqKpG— Pujya Swamiji (@PujyaSwamiji) May 29, 2019 So glad to...

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May 08 2019

2019 PaRD General Assembly of Members

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji attended the annual General Assembly of PaRD, International Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development, of which she serves on the Steering Committee. PaRD brings together the governments of currently 12 countries, with intergovernmental entities (United Nations, World Bank, African Union, KAICIID) with diverse civil society organisations (CSOs) and faith-based organisations (FBOs), to engage the diverse faith communities for in the spirit of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year's General Assembly took place last week in Copenhagen, Denmark, lovingly sponsored and hosted by the Danish...

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Apr 28 2019

Inauguration of Upgraded Computer Centre at Parmarth

“Education means not only theoretical knowledge, but also learning mental, physical, emotional, intellectual and scientific development.” So declared HH Pujya Swamiji Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan, at the recent opening of the modern and well-equipped computer lab at the ashram’s divine Gurukul, a place of scholarship and inspiration for disadvantaged and/or orphaned youth. He added, “By surfing the web pages and the Ved pages, this centre will help them bridge the gap between computer and culture between technology and traditions.” Inauguration of upgraded computer centre at our Gurukul by @PujyaSwamiji,...

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Apr 23 2019

Earth Day Celebrated: Beautification of the Rishikesh Railways

On Earth Day, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance came together with Swarovski WaterSchools, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, other local schools and organizations to organize a beautification campaign that began with the Rishikesh train station. Hundreds of school students from across the region converged at the Rishikesh Train Station to paint and beautify it in honour of International Mother Earth Day. They were joined and guided by artists from across India and around the world to send a unified message of love for the natural wonders of the Ganga and the Himalayas...

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Mar 25 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji Joins Walk for Water on World Water Day in Hollywood, California

On World Water Day, Sadhviji joined a Walk for Water on the famous Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California organized by the Thirst Project, an organization founded by Los Angeles youth to help bring clean water to people around the world. For the walk, all the participants carried large water cans for two miles, demonstrating how so much of the world lives -- having to walk many miles to collect water for their daily needs. Sadhviji had fruitful conversations with Seth Maxwell, the CEO and Evan Wesley regarding the work they are...

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Mar 21 2019

Sadhviji at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

It was a joy to be at the United Nations last week for the 63rd Convention on the Status of Women and to speak at three events on issues related to women in India. The first was an event organized by WSSCC with the Governments of Spain and Germany on Access to Menstrual Health as Public Service: The Lived Experiences of Women and Girls led by Sue Coates, Deputy Executive Director, WSSCC and Ms. Maria Bassols, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations with...

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