UNICEF, GIWA and West Bengal’s Faith Leaders Join Forces

Aiming to address issues like sanitation, child protection, education and malnutrition in West Bengal, the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and UNICEF today brought together faith leaders from all major religions and tribal leaders across West Bengal.

Around 50 faith leaders including Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) Co-Founder/Co-Chair, HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, today participated at the consultation meeting and decided to set up a steering committee and an action plan to address the issues.

“We are trying to involve all the religious and tribal leaders across West Bengal in this matter. This network will reach out to the remote corners and use their influence to work towards health, sanitation, child protection, education and malnutrition,” Pujya Swamiji said.

In fact, the move will entail using regional prayers, Ganga sagar melas, musical ‘jalsas’ towards the objective of reaching out to all sections, he said.


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GIWA is the globe’s first organization to bring together the leaders of all faiths and people from across India and around the world to inspire a planet where everyone, everywhere can have access to sustainable and healthy water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

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