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Sep 27 2018

Sadhviji at the United Nations

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance & President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh has been elected to be a Co-Chair of the Faith-Based Advisory Council to the United Nations. Approximately 40 faith leaders and leaders of international faith-based organizations have been nominated to serve on this Advisory Council. What does faith have to do with it? Women of faith take the stage at the #UNGA⁠ ⁠to talk about how their faith is a force for positive change & transformation in situations of conflict & reconciliation: https://t.co/UzCEMJtu9D...

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Sep 22 2018

Women of Faith as Agents of Transformation at the UN

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati shares some insights during the "Keeping the Faith in Sustainable Peace: Women of Faith as Agents of Transformation", speaking about the important role women of faith play in peace building and on the importance of expanding their vision beyond peacebuilding to also providing suistainable life, including access to clean water, air, soil for children of all colors, creeds, races, and religions. Event organized by United Nations Interagency Task Force on Religion and Development KAICIID European External Action Service - EEAS...

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Sep 18 2018

Launch of The Ripple Academy at Parmarth

Thirty women from India and Nepal gathered together to launch The Ripple Academy, a holistic training program for women to work together to protect the environment and unite for peace and justice. This initiative is a partnership between United Religions Initiative and the Women's Earth Alliance. Divine Shakti Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance are also co-partners and co-sponsors. With climate change, environmental destruction, and oppressive governments, women are often the most impacted within their communities. However, they are often cut off from the solutions, resources, and networks...

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Sep 14 2018

Nourishment, Sanitation & Interfaith Harmony Summit in Bijnor

A large summit was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ & Parmarth Niketan​ in Najibabad, Bijnor at the Gurukul International Academy where the theme was to address ending malnourishment, inspiring Swachh Bharat as a people's movement, protecting the environment and working together, across faiths, to realise these goals. With the support of the District Magistrate Shri Atal Kumar Raoji and the SDM Dr Pankaj Kumar Vermaji the programme brought together all of the gram pradhans of the district who have been pivotal in making Bijnor the first district to become...

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Sep 10 2018

Himalaya Diwas celebration speech

Rishikesh- Parmarth Niketan became a sangam (confluence) of science, saints, sarkar (government) and samaj (community) as hundreds of faith leaders, researchers, activists and dignitaries joined the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand to honour Himalaya Day here today. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati ji shares her thoughts and visions on this special occasion; “The Himalayas provide us not only with the precious water, soil and air for our physical life, but also with the precious Himalayan culture, which provides the keys to true healthy and happy living for all people. Himalayan culture is not...

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Sep 10 2018

Himalaya Diwas Celebrations

Rishikesh- Parmarth Niketan became a sangam (confluence) of science, saints, sarkar (government) and samaj (community) as hundreds of faith leaders, researchers, activists and dignitaries joined the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand to honour Himalaya Day here today. The conference, organised by the Himalayan Unity Mission, led by Dr Anil Joshiji, Founder of HESCO, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, led by its Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji in association with the Government of Uttarakhand, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Ganga Action Parivar, the Ganga River Institute and other like-minded organisations, brought...

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Sep 10 2018

Himalaya Diwas Celebration at Parmarth Niketan

Science Meets Saints as Faiths and Experts Converge with Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand for Himalaya Day Rishikesh- Parmarth Niketan became a sangam (confluence) of science, saints, sarkar (government) and samaj (community) as hundreds of faith leaders, researchers, activists and dignitaries joined the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand to honour Himalaya Day here today. The conference, organised by the Himalayan Unity Mission, led by Dr Anil Joshiji, Founder of HESCO, and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, led by its Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji in association with the Government of Uttarakhand, Wildlife Institute...

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Sep 07 2018

Himalayan Yatra to Devprayag

Just ahead of Himalaya Diwas, a beautiful, experiential yatra took place up to Devprayag from Rishikesh with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji recently, bringing together Parmarth Rishikumars, devotees representing the Indian Disapora from the United Kingdom, along with many sevaks and pilgrims. During their visit, they interacted with the locals, listened to their challenges, took part in a cleanliness drive, did a sanitation survey of the local toilets and sanitation facilities, visited the National Sanskrit Institute, and shared the numerous gifts of the Himalayas which make Himalayan children...

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