A moving Water Blessing Ceremony was held recently by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance at the Seventh Annual Worldwide Meeting on Human Values in Monterrey, Mexico. Leading the ceremony were HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-Chair of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Secretary-General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, and Bharat Mitra, Founder/President of Organic India.

During the ceremony, Pujya Swamiji also led a special prayer for the people affected by Hurricane Patricia, which was impacting Mexico at the time of this function. He reminded those in attendance that in order to help prevent disasters in the future, personal steps must also be taken to prevent or augment climate change.

Other renowned speakers and presenters at the conference included:

• Ms. Mary Robinson, Ireland, Former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy for Climate Change
• Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D, USA, Developmental Biologist, author of “The Biology of Belief”
• Justin Rosenstein co-founder of Asana and OneProject.org, along with Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz.
• Ms. Barbara Marx Hubbard, EUA, Evolutionist and Author
Mr. Ervin Lazlo, systems philosopher, integral theorist, and classical pianist, Founder and Former President of the Club of Budapest
• Ms. Rama Jyoti Vernon, USA, Founder of the California Yoga Teacher’s Association and Publisher of the Yoga Journal
• Mr. Ted Chu, chief economist, global economics and strategy at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
• Ms. Sandra De Castro Buffington, Leader for Social Change of Entertainment
• And many other esteemed dignitaries in their respective fields.