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Apr 30 2018

National Buddha Jayanti Celebrations

On the auspicious occasion of the Triple Blessed Day of Buddha Jayanti this year's national celebration was organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with International Buddhist Confederation​ (IBC) in association with Buddhist organizations from all over India at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi. Chief Guest Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi​ji along with the Honble Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma​ ji, IBC Secretary General Ven Dhammapiya, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju​ ji inaugurated the celebrations. It...

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Apr 29 2018

2nd Meeting of the Indian Yoga Association’s Governing Council

The Chairman of the Indian Yoga Association​, self regulatory body of leading yoga institutes, Pujya Swami Ramdev​ji convened the second meeting of the Governing Council of IYA recently at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry​. Respected Yoga Masters of the Governing Council Pujya Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​ji of the Art of Living and Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ joined the meeting via live video conferencing. President of IYA Dr H R Nagendra​ji and Secretary General of IYA Ms Kamlesh Barwal​ ji as well as Swami Atmapriyanandji of Ram Krishna Mission,...

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Apr 29 2018

Life Plugin Summit in Shimla Inspires International Young Leaders

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji graced and blessed the LifePlugin​ Summit, organised by Gautam Khetrapal of #MindValley with her words of inspiration, wisdom and insight. She spoke on the theme of Spirituality in the Modern World and then answered questions in a second session, which was added to the programme due to high demand from the participants to have more time in her divine presence. She said, "I am so glad and hopeful to see today's youth enquiring and inquisitive about a deeper purpose and meaning in their lives. To me the theme...

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Apr 19 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Divine Birthday Celebrations 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji’s birthday celebrations were blessed by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and joined by many of our global family from all around the world. In honour of her birthday, our divine sevaks and Parmarth Niketan family joined together at the Parmarth organic farm and school in Veerpur for a divine lunch. During the evening Ganga Aarti, Pujya Sri Vastji from South India, who coincidentally was visiting Parmarth Niketan on this auspicious day, joined and offered his blessings as well. Amidst beautiful Sanskrit birthday songs, a sacred Rudraksha...

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Apr 14 2018

Faith-based Approaches to Sexual and Reproductive Health from a Human Rights Perspective

The United Nations Population Fund organised, from April 9th to 13th, the 51st Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) 2018 - Sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration. As part of the programme, for two days, a side event took place during the conference to discuss women and children’s health. The event was co-sponsored by Islamic Relief USA, ACT Alliance, Justitia et Pax, and World Council of Churches. The main objective was bringing together religious leaders and faith based organizations, as they play an important...

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Mar 25 2018

Special Health & Hygiene Camp at the Gandhi Ashram

A very special health and hygiene camp was organised by the Divine Shakti Foundation​ and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ at the Gandhi Ashram in Kingsway Camp, Delhi, in association with the Harijan Sevak Sangh​. It began with fun talks and lectures on WASH, importance of hand-washing, ending the practice of open defecation and educational videos on sanitation and hygiene. The lectures were filled with songs, interactive demonstrations and lots of enthusiastic feedback from the children, a majority of whom were within 6-13 years of age. It continued with a clean up...

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Mar 14 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s Beautiful Birthday Celebrations

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji's blessed, blissful and beautiful birthday celebrations started like most other days, dedicated to service of God's Divine Grace, with her active engagement in a plethora of projects and programmes flourishing and thriving under her able leadership and tenacious dedication. Her birthday celebrations were blessed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​ as well as joined by Michael Miller and many of our global family from all around the world. There was a special lunch that brought together diverse groups of people from all walks of life, in the...

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Mar 11 2018

Solutions Summit 2018

Rishikesh, 11 March- The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Ganga Action Parivar, Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh organized a two-day Summit of Solutions for the River Ganga which brought together mayors, magistrates, officials and officers from the cities, towns and villages lining the 2500 km length of the River Ganga. The two-day summit included rousing speeches from political, social, national and faith leaders, discussions on proven models and remedies as well as a collective pledge by leaders and citizens from five states to work together for saving India’s beloved National River. The two day Solutions Summit was inaugurated...

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Mar 08 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

RISHIKESH- The world-renowned, 29 th annual International Yoga Festival concluded yesterday, and the over 2000 participants from 97 countries departed today from Parmarth Niketan, having come from all over the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. The participants go back to their countries full of inspiration to be ambassadors of yoga, ambassadors of love, ambassadors of peace, and ambassadors of unity. New friendships were formed during the course of the IYF, in many cases between people who would...

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Mar 07 2018

IYF 2018 Concludes

International Yoga Festival Concludes with More Than 2000 Participants From 97 Countries Around the World RISHIKESH- The world-renowned, 29th annual International Yoga Festival concluded today, having been attended by more than 2000 people, who came from 96 countries across the world to take part in inspiring lectures and courses by over 80 revered saints, yogacharyas, presenters and experts who taught nearly 200 offerings throughout the week. After the last yoga sessions ended, the Closing Ceremony of the International Yoga Festival took place on Parmarth Niketan’s ghat on the banks of the River...

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