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May 19 2016

Open-Defecation Free India Sankalp

Part 3: A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing many faiths came together for a historic first time at the Ujjain KumbhaMela, to appeal for a Swachhta Kranti (CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a Sadbhavana Sankalp. In so doing, they implored the people of India to rise together so that India may shine as a global example of cleanliness. For this, they harmoniously said that we must do all we can to ensure that our lands and rivers are kept open-defecation free through the use of eco-friendly toilets....

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May 16 2016

Vanvasis & Dharma Gurus Pledge for Sanitation for All

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...

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May 15 2016

Vaicharik Maha Kumbha – Shakti Kumbha – in the Ujjain Kumbha Mela

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji graced and spoke at the special 2 1/2 day Vaicharik Mahakumbha Event by the Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh in Ujjain at the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv - 2016 during the session on "Shakti Kumbha." The event was gracefully organized by Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Anil Madhav Dave, MP, and their entire teams. Sadhvi Bhagawatiji shared the stage with Hon'ble Shivraj Singh Chouhanji, Param Pujya Didi Maa Sadhvi Ritambharaji, Hon'ble Governor of Goa, Smt. Mridula Sinhaji, Swamini Vimalanandaji, Chinmaya...

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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 10 2016

Swachhta Kranti at Simhastha Mahakumbh

The Simhastha Mahakumbh, Ujjain turned into Green Kumbh - A Mela with a vision of clean and green India as the Swachhta Kranti campaign there was led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh and Co-founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. He stated, “The world is as we dream it, and it is time for a new dream. Every day, 1,200 children die needlessly in India due to lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene. The deaths are a result of our bad...

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May 08 2016

Rashtra Raksha Maha Kumbha

UJJAIN: Thousands of citizens from various backgrounds came together for an incredible and colourful Rashtra Raksha Maha Kumbha Yatra yesterday in the Ujjain Kumbha Mela, under the able leadership of Mananiya Shri Indresh Kumarji, senior RSS leader, with the inspiration, vision, blessing and graceful presence of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The procession was organized by the Rashtriya Suraksha Jagran Manch and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Parmarth Niketan. It started early morning from the Parmarth Niketan camp, which has been dedicated...

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May 07 2016

Siksha Kranti Maha Kumbha

A historic Siksha Kranti Maha Kumbha took place in the Simhastha Kumbha Mela today with the leadership and vision of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji , President of Parmarth Niketan, Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance. The event brought together revered saints and students, parents and principals, gathering nearly 5,000 educationists, teachers and students who took part in the event. The event started with a grand Swachhta procession, a rally dedicated to raising awareness on the need to make India open defecation free, maintain sanitation and hygiene as well as to...

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May 04 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp and Shanti Deep

A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing India's many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a #SwachhtaSankalp and by lighting of Sadbhavana Deep. The beautiful and diverse event echoed with the message of unity and oneness. Leaders of many faiths joined hands at the Datt Akharda Ghat to lead and inspire a pledge to end pollution of our sacred fresh water sources, end open defecation, encourage sanitation practices such as washing our hands before...

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May 04 2016

Sarva Dharma Swachhta Samvaad

#SarvaDharmaSwachhtaSamvaad #MyCleanIndia A grand assembly of prominent religious leaders representing many faiths came together for a historic first time at the #Ujjain #KumbhaMela, to appeal for a #SwachhtaKranti (#CleanRevolution) for Mother India through a Sadbhavana Sankalp. In so doing, they implored the people of India to rise together so that India may shine as a global example of cleanliness. For this, they harmoniously said that we must do all we can to ensure that our lands and rivers are kept open-defecation free through the use of eco-friendly toilets. On illuminating a...

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