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1 09, 2016

Worship for WASH Summit: Global Interfaith Leaders Gather in Beautiful Ladakh for Day 2

The second day of the GIWA-UNICEF Worship for WASH (Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp) Summit had the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance's interfaith leaders visited various places of worship, including the Ladakh Buddhist Association Monastery, Dantun Sahib Gurudwara, the Moravian Church, Masjid Sharif, Imam Bara, Krishna Temple, where they met and interacted with local faith [...]

30 08, 2016

An Inspirational “Worship for WASH” Summit Brings Together Faith Leaders in Ladakh: Day 1

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) India, in association with UNICEF India, held a two-day Summit in Ladakh. The “Worship for WASH” GIWA-UNICEF Ladakh Summit initiated a dialogue on critical issues of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Health), specifically in the Ladakh region. The Summit discussed the inter-linkage of multiple issues of inequity, lack of access [...]

8 08, 2016

Taking Steps Towards a Clean Kanwad Mela: Provision of Dustbins to Ensure Swachh aur Sundar (Clean and Beautiful) Pilgrimage for All.

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) came together during the recent Kunwad Mela to make the provisions of 20 Dustbins to be placed on the Neelkanth- Kanwad Yatra Marg. Shri Gopal Ram Binwalji, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Haridwar, personally came to get them placed in the Kanwar Mela region. The SDM said that the Kanwar [...]

31 07, 2016

GIWA’s Swachhta Kranti Campaign Makes Waves at the Kanwar Yatra

GIWA's growing Swachhta Kranti (Clean Revolution) took to the streets and jungles of the Kanwar Yatra to motivate and activate the masses for sanitation. Over 1.5 million people attended this huge journey through Haridwar, Rishikesh and Rajaji National Park in order to pay homage to God through the offerings of waters from their home areas [...]

3 07, 2016

World Toilet College Training of Trainers Class

Recently a World Toilet College Training of Trainers Class on “Washroom Cleaning and Basic Maintenance” was completed from the 21-25th June, 2016 at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh. It was inaugurated and blessed by the organization’s President, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance's Co-Founder Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji). The World Toilet College is a project of [...]

2 07, 2016

‎Simhastha‬ ‪‎KumbhaMela‬ Special News Magazine is now online

Our new, colourful and gorgeous ‪Simhastha‬ ‪KumbhaMela‬ Special News Magazine is now online. With GIWA co-founder and Chairman, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji's inspiration, leadership and vision, the ‎Ujjain KumbhaMela‬, from 22nd April to 21st May, 2016, became a "Mela with a Message." It was fertile ground for the launch of a ‪Swachhta Kranti‬ (Clean India [...]

6 06, 2016

Bollywood Star Pledges Support for Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Famous and beloved ‪Bollywood‬ Star Govinda showed his support to the ‪‎Swachhta Kranti to preserve and protect our sacred ‪‎rivers‬, end the practice of ‪open defecation‬, build and use ‪‎toilets‬ and ‪plant‬ ‎trees‬ at Parmarth Niketan today. Co-Founder and Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji said, "It is so wonderful [...]

6 06, 2016

Major Event in Delhi on the occasion of World Environment Day – ‘Our Environment: Challenges & Responsibilities’

Yesterday on the occasion of ‪World Environment Day‬, the India Eye, International Human Rights Observer (IHRO) , the United Nations' Information Centre and numerous media houses and other organizations came together for a major event on 'Our Environment: Challenges & Responsibilities' in Delhi at the prestigious India Islamic Center on Lodi Road. Pujya Swami Chidanand [...]

30 05, 2016

Pledge to Restore and Revive Our Sacred Rivers

Deeply inspired by Co-Founder and Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Respected Bhagwatkinkar Shri Anurag Krishna Shastri "Shri Kanhaiyaji" led a pledge during the divine ‪Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram‬ at the end of his week-long ‪katha‬, to join forces in ending the practice of ‪open defecation‬ and [...]

29 05, 2016

GIWA Co-Founder Meets UNESCO Director General, Urges Ganga River to be Declared as World Heritage Site

Istanbul, Turkey: Stressing that River Ganga, which is revered by millions of people in India, is “truly a world heritage site”, Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Co-founder and Chair of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, urged UNESCO to declare it as a World Heritage site. He said this during a meeting with [...]