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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 [...]

23 05, 2016

Hon’ble Chief Minister of MP Visits GIWA’s Kumbh Mela Camp

Throughout the month-long Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv - 2016: ‪#‎Ujjain‬ ‪#‎KumbhaMela‬, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati (Pujya Swamiji), President of Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh), Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar and ‪#‎KshipraActionParivar‬, has been garnering support, raising awareness and catalyzing much needed action to rejuvenate and replenish the health and the natural [...]

22 05, 2016

Interfaith Leaders bid farewell to Simhastha: Kumbha Mela with Pledge to work together for Sanitation and Shanti

As India's eminent and revered faith leaders bid farewell to the two day Sarva Dharma Swachhta Samvaad and Sankalp event they pledged to work together for sanitation and shanti (peace). Because when nearly 1200 children perish everyday due to lack of adequate clean water, sanitation and hygiene and nearly half of India's population defecate in [...]

15 05, 2016

Loo with a View Launched with WaterAid

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 [...]