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21 09, 2016

Watch our Wonderful New Video on our Summit in Ladakh!

This beautiful short film by UNICEF highlights our historic Worship for WASH Ladakh Summit that took place from the 29-30th August in Leh-Ladakh, with the technical support of UNICEF. The two-day summit was conceived and led by GIWA's Co-Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati​ji, was inaugurated by Hon'ble Shri Narendra Singh Tomar​, Union Minister of [...]

15 04, 2016

Hon’ble Water Resources Minister Raises the Swachhta Kranti Flag!

Hon'ble Umashri Bhartiji, Union Minister of Water Resources, energetically supported GIWA's ‪‎Swachhta Kranti‬ (Clean Revolution) by proudly holding aloft its banner alongside other revered and respected saints. In so doing, all assembled pledged to take the ‪Clean Revolution to the upcoming Kumbha Mela in Ujjain, with a special mission of motivating all to use toilets [...]

26 02, 2016

GIWA, IHRF and The Ujjain Kumbh Authorities Come Together Towards a Clean, Green and OD-Free Kumbh Mela

Up to 100 million people are expected to attend this year's Ujjain Kumbh Mela, making it perhaps one of the largest in the history of humanity. For it, GIWA India Executive Director and Chair, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and his team travelled to Ujjain to discuss comprehensive plans towards a clean, green, serene and [...]

28 02, 2015

Hon’ble Modiji: Toilets First, Temples Later

After GIWA Co-Founder, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji- who has helped to build temples on four continents- coined the phrase, "now is the time we must move from building temples to building toilets," it has gained in popularity, as one can see from the below article, recently published by the prestigious international magazine, Foreign Policy. [...]

30 01, 2015

Meeting with Hon’ble Vice President of Nepal

GIWA Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji met recently with the Hon'ble Vice President of Nepal, Shri Parmanand Jha, at a special event in which they discussed the crucial and growing need for improved, healthy, and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene for the people of Nepal, India and the world. They also discussed the [...]

3 01, 2015

GIWA’s Historic “Women for WASH Summit” A Global First

An ocean of renowned women leaders from different religions, countries, organisations, and fields came together on the banks of the holy Ganga River to discuss and then commit themselves towards playing active and collaborative roles in saving the children and communities of India from death, disease and stunting through improved WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) [...]

28 11, 2014

GIWA India Launched with Faith Leaders, UNICEF and Noble Laureate

Eminent leaders from across India joined hands this autumn to signify the launch of GIWA-India at a special press event hosted with the technical support of UNICEF-India. GIWA-India is the first country-level initiative of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, of which HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji is Co-Founder and Co-Chair. During the launch event, leaders [...]