On the final evening of the Sarva Dharma Swachhta Sankalp in Patna, respected interfaith leaders of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), led by GIWA’s Co-Founder HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji, met with the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Nitish Kumarji to discuss the importance of keeping the River Ganga clean, green and free-flowing. Pujya Swamiji shared the work that GIWA and Ganga Action Parivar is committed to. They also discussed training and capacity building regarding how to build and maintain toilets, improve sanitation and end open defecation in Bihar, especially for the districts along the River Ganga.

It was shared that under the able and dedicated leadership of Shri Nitish Kumarji, the Hon’ble CM, and Shri Krishnandan Vermaji, the Hon’ble Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED) Minister, and the Government of Bihar this vital work for an open defecation free Bihar and the clean River Ganga could gain great momentum.

The respected interfaith leaders who were part of the GIWA delegation included: Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Sardar Paramjit Singh Chandhokji, Sardar Kuldeep Singh Bhogalji, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatii Dr. Binny Sareenji, as well as Mr Asadur Rahman, Chief Field Officer UNICEF Bihar, Stephanie Raison, UNICEF India Communications Head, Nandini Tripathi Director of Programme Implementation, GIWA and many others.