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Jun 27 2017

Special Reception for Pujya Swamiji & Sadhviji at AJC NY

The AJC - Global Jewish Advocacy​ (AJC) hosted a special reception for Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ (GIWA), and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary-General of GIWA, at their International headquarters in New York City, led by Rabbi Noam E Marans, Director, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, AJC. Many of the members of the AJC, present during the reception, reflected on the beautiful and memorable time they had in India last year at the interfaith events, led by Pujya Swamiji and organised...

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Jun 25 2017

Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Convention

ATLANTIC CITY: To convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities professionals in the field of medicine were brought together for the 35th Convention of the prestigious body of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in New Jersey, USA. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati Ji gave a keynote where she emphasized the important and critical connection between mind and body by saying “As the Bhagavad Gita reminds us: the mind is the cause of all problems and the mind...

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Jun 22 2017

Conversation on Yoga for Health – IYD 2017

On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a special event on ‘Conversation on Yoga for Health’ was organized at the United Nations​ Headquarters in New York City, in the prestigious ECOSOC Chamber on 21 June 2017. The event was organised by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in association with the World Health Organization (WHO)​ and the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati...

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Jun 22 2017

International Yoga Day At the United Nations

On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, a two day event was organized by the United Nations in which the first day a large event entitled “Yoga with Yoga Masters” was led by  by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Founder and Chairman of Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF), and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, President of DSF, and brought together diplomats and dignitaries, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and hosted by the Ambassador to the United Nations, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji and Sadhvi...

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Jun 20 2017

Meet & Greet with International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N.

A special meet and greet was held to warmly welcome Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji to the United Nations​ and New York ahead of the International Day of Yoga celebrations by the International Day of Yoga Committee at the U.N, coordinated by Ms. Denise Scotto, United Nations Advisor, International Policy Speaker. Fruitful discussions were held on how to take yoga off the mat and into the world, by serving our world family and working to achieve the SDGs. The inspiring and multi-facetted work being done by the Global...

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Jun 05 2017

Concluding Ceremony of the You Are the Solution Summit

The Hon'ble Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr Krishna Kant Paulji was welcomed to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) for the valedictory session of the Summit, in which he was joined on stage by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ delegation led by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Muniji​, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, consisting of Acharya Roopchandra Muniji, from Jain faith, Jathedar Patna Saheb Giani Iqbal Singhji, Kiranjot Kaur​, from Sikh faith, Mufti Nasihur Rahman Qasimi​ji, from Muslim faith and many others in an inspiring concluding ceremony. Said Dr KK Paulji, "the efforts being made by Parmarth...

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Jun 04 2017

You Are the Solution Summit Day 2

The second day of the “You are the Solution Summit of Leaders,” organised by the The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, continued in the International Conference Hall near the World Toilet College at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh). Speakers from the government, corporate, media and civil society shared their success stories on how they have been agents of change in reviving, restoring and cleaning their local water bodies. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) interfaith delegation shared their commitments and suggestions with Hon’ble Minister of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Shri Prakash Pantji, Government of Uttarakhand...

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Jun 03 2017

Inauguration of the You Are the Solution Summit

Eminent faith leaders, captains of industry, entertainment stars, development experts, media luminaries, and representatives from global bodies including the United Nations assembled at Parmarth Niketan for a historic two-day summit to help ensure a Swachh and Water-Secure future for India. With the technical support of UNICEF and in association with other partners, the two-day You Are the Solution Summit of Leaders was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA). GIWA is the world’s first initiative that is engaging the planet’s many faiths as allies in efforts to create a world...

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May 16 2017

From Hollywood to Holy Woods | TEDxUniversityOfSanFrancisco

For most of us, a good education, financial prosperity and a happy marriage are the keys to a successful life, but Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati had all of that and left to become a nun in the Himalayas. In this astonishing, inspiring and funny talk, Sadhvi shares the story of growing up in Hollywood, graduating from Stanford then having a spiritual awakening on the Ganges River while on a backpacking trip to India. She provides the powerful insights and simple lessons that have transformed her life from pieces to peace. A...

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