Schools & Children

SCHOOLS & CHILDREN GALLERY

Programs encompass children’s schools and vocational training programs for both girls/women as well as for boys/men. The Divine Shakti Foundation is dedicated to giving these children and adults an alternative to begging and to providing them with the best chance possible to live a life free from destitution.

REGIONAL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE ON CHILD DIGNITY ONLINE, September 2018

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was part of the Regional Interfaith Dialogue on Child Dignity Online, which was organized to better understand the impact of violence against children, and to come with strategies to end the violence on both the individual and society level. Focusing on the power interfaith religious leaders have to promote change, they discussed religious viewpoints on the growth of technology and how religious leaders can motivate and inspire their communities to protect children online and prevent further violence. [Read more]

400 CHILDREN, 37 SCHOOLS & MANY NATIONS PLEDGE TO SAVE THE PLANET, JANUARY 2018

The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance​, Divine Shakti Foundation​, Ganga Action Parivar​- Parmarth Niketan​ were proud to host nearly four hundred students, between the ages of 13-14, from the Round Square​ Global Conference for an inspiring Environmental Pledge yesterday…[Read more]

CHILDREN’S DAY: MESSAGE FOR HAPPY AND HEALTHY FUTURE, NOVEMBER 2017

Childrens Day was celebrated today at Parmarth Niketan​ with young girls from the Saraswati Balika Vidyamandir and young boys from the Parmarth Gurukul joining together, on the banks of Mother…[Read more]

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

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji 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]

200 BLIND STUDENTS FROM GUJARAT WELCOMED HOME TO PARMARTH, OCTOBER 2017

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji welcomed 200 members of CU Shah Pragyachakshu Mahila Sevakunj, home for the blind, in Surendranagar, Gujarat home to Parmarth Niketan​ (Rishikesh).  A donation was given to the school on behalf of the Divine Shakti Foundation​ to support the school…[Read more]

UNICEF 1ST SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS’ PLATFORM FOR CHILDREN, SEPTEMBER 2017

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ participated and shared the exciting work of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance India at the UNICEF SOUTH ASIA at their first South Asia Religious Leaders’ Platform for Children in Kathmandu…[Read more]

TREE PLANTATION AT GOVT. PRIMARY SCHOOL, LAXMAN JHULA, RISHIKESH, AUGUST 2017

Today our team was at Govt. Primary School, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh for the plantation drive in which teachers and students joined together to actively preserve and protect our environment, by planting fruit trees and pledging to conserve water…[Read more]

STUDENTS TRAINED AS SANITATION AMBASSADORS, APRIL 2017

Today, a beautiful WASH class was held in which students learned they can lead for Swachh Schools, Swachh Communities and a Swachh Bharat. After lively discussions with the GIWA team, the…[Read more]

CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATED BY GIVING BACK TO SCHOOL CHILDREN, 24 DECEMBER 2016

On the auspicious occasion of Christmas Eve, a beautiful program at the Parmarth Vidya Mandir School, Prakash Bharti, Rishikesh, a project of the Divine Shakti Foundation, and a Swarovski WaterSchool…[Read more]

INTERFAITH LEADERS GIVE KEYS TO CLEAN & GREEN INDIA TO STUDENTS, 3 DECEMBER 2016

Swachhta Ki Chabi (Keys to Clean India) Given to Swachhta Ambassadors (Ambassadors of Cleaniness) The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Ganga Action Parivar and Divine Shakti Foundation came together with interfaith…[Read more]

TEACHERS’ DAY & GANESH CHATURTHI CELEBRATED, 5 SEPTEMBER 2016

A special Teacher’s Day/Ganesh Chaturthi programme took place today bringing together three Divine Shakti Foundation sponsored schools in the Rishikesh and surrounding areas at one big event in the Government…[Read more]

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY: SHAPING A GREEN FUTURE, 14 NOVEMBER 2015

National Children’s Day (14 November), jointly organized by Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) and Planetskool, brought together our global family with the local school children as one team with one theme…[Read more]

UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR LAYS FIRST BRICKS FOR GIRLS’ BIO-TOILETS, 25 NOVEMBER 2015

Says HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, “Students Will Become Sanitation Ambassadors” East met West recently as United States Ambassador to India, Shri Richard Verma, laid the first bricks for a new…[Read more]

INAUGURATION OF SANSKRIT MAHAVIDYALA RUDRAPRAYAG, 1 NOVEMBER 2015

Pujya Swamiji visited Rudraprayag recently to inaugurate a beautiful Chatra Vas (Hostel) and Meditation Centre at the Sanskrit Mahavidyala Rudraprayag at Sangam Ghat. These buildings were devastated in the floods…[Read more]

HIMALAYA DAY: PLEDGE BY 2000 GIRLS TO PROTECT HIMALAYAS, SEPTEMBER 2015

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]

INAUGURATION OF DIVINE SHAKTI FOUNDATION’S NEW BRIGHTLAND SCHOOL, MAY 2015

Brightland International School, which was completely destroyed in the floods of 2013, has been rebuilt by Divine Shakti Foundation and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, led, guided, blessed and inspired by…[Read more]

PRAKASH BHARTI, VALENTINE’S DAY 2015

As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day this week with gifts of chocolate and roses, as symbols of their love and devotion, it is the perfect time, as Pujya Swamiji…[Read more]

INAUGURATION OF BIO-TOILETS AT LMS INTER-COLLEGE, NOVEMBER 2014

His Excellency Dr Aziz Qureshi, the Governor of Uttarakhand, graciously inaugurated the newly constructed 8-cubicle bio-digester toilet for girls at the LMS Inter-college in Rishikesh with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand…[Read more]

FRUIT DISTRIBUTION IN NEWLY ADOPTED SCHOOL, VALENTINE’S DAY 2014

On Valentine’s Day, , Divine Shakti Foundation visited a new school we’ve recently adopted and distributed fruit to the children.  The children were so, so beautiful.  Everyone got apples…[Read more]