Empowering Women

EMPOWERING WOMEN GALLERY

Empowering and inspiring women all over the world through numerous festivals, conferences, talks and other events.

MHM TRAINING OF TRAINERS COMPLETED AT PARMARTH NIKETAN, AUGUST 2019

A special five day Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Training of Trainers completed today at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, jointly organised by the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a United Nations membership organization that advocates for improved sanitation and hygiene for the most vulnerable and marginalized people around the world…[Read more]

ITS TIME FOR ACTION TOWARDS MENSTRUAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT: MHMDAY, MAY 2019

Menstrual Hygiene Day was filled with inspiring and incredible activities and initiatives when volunteers, pilgrims, devotees and Parmarth Rishikumars joined together to take part in the #RedDotChallenge sharing that #MenstruationMatters and #ItsTimeforAction…[Read more]

SADHVIJI AT THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN, March 2019

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was at the United Nations for the 63rd Convention on the Status of Women and to speak at three events on issues related to women in India. The…[Read more]

“SHE IS THE SOLUTION : SUMMIT OF GRACE” – EMPOWERING WOMEN, January 2019

“She is the Solution: Summit of Grace” was a two-day conference bringing together thousands of women, men, and children, faith leaders and political leaders to Empower Women, through an emphasis…[Read more]

UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS GLOBAL SUMMIT, November 2018

DSF President Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji addressed the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Summit at UN World Headquarters during the historic Summit. Her speeches, delivered before an audience from across the world, focused on the crucial importance of women’s leadership and sustainable development in a time of increasing global strife and insecurity as well as the importance of the role of religion and religious leaders in fostering peaceful and inclusive societies. [Read more]

SADHVIJI AT THE UNITED NATIONS, September 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​, President of Divine Shakti Foundation, shared insights at the event at the United Nations “Keeping the Faith in Sustainable Peace: Women of Faith as Agents of Transformation”, speaking about the important role women of faith play beyond peace building. [Read more]

NOURISHMENT, SANITATION & INTERFAITH HARMONY SUMMIT IN BIJNOR, September 2018

A large summit was organised by the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​ & Parmarth Niketan​ in Najibabad, Bijnor at the Gurukul International Academy where the theme was to address ending malnourishment, inspiring Swachh Bharat as a people’s movement, protecting the environment and working together, across faiths, to realise these goals.  President of DSF Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji gave a powerful and riveting speech to catalyse the women, a majority of the audience, to come forward, work together and lead this movement.  [Read more]

WOMEN PLEDGE FOR SWACHH BHARAT AND EMPOWERMENT IN UTTAR PRADESH, DECEMBER 2017

A unique celebration of the divine feminine and women’s critical role in the Swachh Bharat Mission took place in Vindhyachal, Uttar Pradesh recently. Tens of thousands of women from local village areas gathered with great excitement and enthusiasm for the Shakti Sammelan…[Read more]

SADHVIJI SPEAKS AT THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT (GES) 2017

In partnership with the Government of the United States of America, NITI Aayog is hosted the eighth annual GES in Hyderabad, India during November 28-30, 2017. This is the first time…[Read More]

SADHVI BHAGAWATIJI SPEAKS AT ENGENDERED DIALOGUES AT THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT IN HYDERABAD, NOVEMBER 2017

It was such a joy and honor for Sadhvi Bhagawatiji to be part of the EnGENDERed Dialogues by NITI Aayog, tGELF and The Shift at #GES2017, the #GlobalEntrepreneurshipSummit in Hyderabad…[Read More]

PLEDGES FOR SAFER AND HEALTHIER WORLD FOR ALL CHILDREN, OCTOBER 2017

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, along with pilgrims from over 15 countries and all across India welcomed Nobel Prize Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi​ji and more then eighty members of his Bharat Yatra against Child Sexual Abuse and Trafficking to the banks of the River Ganga to Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh)…[Read more]

STARDUST AWARDS: FASHION, PASSION AND COMPASSION, JULY 2017

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, were invited to bless and grace the Stardust Global Icon Award Ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York. This year the awards show was also held in support of the Save the Girl Child campaign: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, a social campaign that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls…[Read more]

WOMEN ECONOMIC FORUM, MAY 2017

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji lauded the Women Economic Forum for honoring, respecting and celebrating the divine feminine, leading the way towards more holistic development and economic growth. Women leaders from around the world, from business, politics, entrepreneurship to entertainment came together in the theme of creativity in leadership and in entrepreneurship…[Read more]

WOMEN HEROES FOR A SWACHH BHARAT CONVERGE FOR WORLD WATER DAY, MARCH 2017

Rishikesh—A unique World Water Day celebration at Parmarth Niketan today brought together and honoured Sanitation Ambassadors and Heroes from nearby villages and urban slums who have worked towards making their…[Read more]

MANASHAKTI TWO-DAY WORKSHOP ORGANIZED BY DSF & PARMARTH, JULY 2016

A beautiful two day Manashakti conference on keys and tips to empower our youth, children as well as engage parents and teachers to effectively plant seeds of success, spiritual growth…[Read more]

VAICHARIK MAHA KUMBHA SHAKTI KUMBHA, MAY 2016.

On the second day of the Vaicharik Mahakumbha, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji was one of the main speakers in the panel titled Shakti Kumbha — Kumbha for the upliftment and empowerment…[Read more]

SHAKTI AND PRAKRITI: DAY 2 PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD RELIGIONS

Salt Lake City- #2015Parliament #FaithinWomen Eminent women faith leaders and renowned environmentalist, Dr. Vandana Shiva, combined forces at the Parliament of the World’s Religions Friday, October 16 to discuss the…[Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN: DAY 1 PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD RELIGIONS

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati inspired and touched everyone during a beautiful session on the first day of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake Cityon a session themed ‘Religious…[Read more]

SHAKTI AUR PRAKRITI: PLANTING A TREE IN HONOUR OF THE GIRL CHILD

The IDPL, Rishikesh Campus saw the first historical event of its kind in which trees were planted in the name of all newly born baby girls in Rishikesh. The event…[Read more]

HIMALAYA DAY: PLEDGE BY 2000 GIRLS TO PROTECT HIMALAYAS

More than two thousand young girls were inspired to pledge for the conservation of the Himalayas on the auspicious occasion of World Himalaya Day at the Government Girls Inter-college, Rishikesh…[Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN OF LADAKH

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of Divine Shakti Foundation and Director of International Yoga Festival 2015, was the Guest of Honor and speaker at the International Festival of Buddhist heritage of…[Read more]

“WOMEN FOR WASH” SUMMIT

An ocean of renowned women leaders from different religions, countries, organisations, and fields came together today at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, on the banks of the holy Ganga to discuss and…[Read more]

SHIGALLY HILL INTERNATIONAL GIRLS’ ACADEMY INVESTITURE CEREMONY

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was the Chief Guest at Shigally Hill International Girl’s Academy for their annual Investiture and Award Ceremony this weekend.   Sadhviji gave a keynote speech which inspired the girls…[Read more]

“INNER JOURNEY: STRONG, SECURE AND CENTERED” KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE FICCI LADIES ORGANISATION 30TH ANNUAL SESSION

The women’s wing of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), called the FLO (FICCI Ladies Organization) celebrated thirty wonderful years this April. For their Annual General Meeting…[Read more]