WASH Programs

WASH PROGRAMS GALLERY

Divine Shakti Foundation is working to bring proper water, sanitation and hygiene facilities to schools, women’s centres and villages.

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]

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]

PUJYA SWAMIJI LEADS INTERFAITH DELEGATION ON BANEGA SWACHH INDIA – NDTV’S 12-HOUR CLEANATHON, OCTOBER 2017

Pujya Swamiji led a diverse and beautiful delegation of GIWA’s interfaith leaders today on Banega Swachh India NDTV 12 hour Cleanathon anchored by Campaign Ambassador, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Vikram Chandra, CEO NDTV. The theme was on Swachh Zameen, Swachh Hawa and Swachh Paani…[Read more]

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

Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji 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]

INTERNATIONAL PEACE PALACE: PLEDGE FOR WATER & PEACE, SEPTEMBER 2017

An inspiring pledge, led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji​ji and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, took place at the International Peace Palace of the Hague in Netherlands for peace and water, calling for collective action as without safe and sufficient water there can be no peace…[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]

WOMEN HEROES FOR A SWACHH BHARAT CONVERGE FOR WORLD WATER DAY, 23 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]

SANITATION CONFERENCE IN ASSAM BEGINS WITH INTERFAITH PLEDGE, 17 FEBRUARY 2017

Renowned faith leaders of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA) inaugurated the two day Assam Sanitation Conference in Khanapara Field, Guwahati with the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowallji and…[Read more]

WASH IN FAITH BOOKS PRESENTED TO HON’BLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, 9 JANUARY 2017

Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjeeji was presented the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s (GIWA) first edition of “WASH in Sikhism” and “WASH in Buddhism” books* recently by GIWA’s Co-Founder…[Read more]

WASH IN BUDDHISM PREVIEW WITH HH THE DALAI LAMA

A wonderful coming together of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s interfaith leaders, led by Pujya Swamiji, Founder of the Divine Shakti Foundation, and HH the Dalai Lama took place at…[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]

IT’S POSSIBLE TO END POVERTY SERVING MAYAKUND SLUM CHILDREN, 18 OCTOBER 2016

It’s possible to End Poverty when we celebrate and commit ourselves to putting an end to poverty every day. Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)’s Secretary-General Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji grace…[Read more]

MARCH FOR PEACE AND WASH IN LADAKH, 1 SEPTEMBER 2016

The second day of the GIWA-UNICEF Worship for WASH (Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna Sankalp) Summit had the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance’s interfaith leaders and the Hon’ble Science & Technolog…[Read more]

PUPPET SHOW RAISES AWARENESS & CATALYZES BEHAVIOUR CHANGE, 27 JULY 2016

As part of the Mela with a Message, Swachh Kanwad Mela intitiative, blessed, inspired and led by HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, carried out with the dedication of GIWA, GA…[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]

UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES, FAITH LEADERS SIGN HISTORIC DECLARATION, 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

UN-Habitat, in collaboration with other United Nations agencies and the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, held a closed-door meeting in New York in which a historic declaration was approved by all…[Read more]

SAINTS INSPIRE MASSES FOR SWACHH KUMBHA MELA, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2015

India’s foremost dharm gurus came together at the Kumbha Mela for a two day Swachh Kumbha event, which concluded on 3rd Sept with a large function at the Shri Jagannat…[Read more]

NASHIK KUMBHA MELA: SHANTI AUR KRANTI, 2ND SEPTEMBER 2015

Bringing a Peaceful Revolution for WASH and Sanitation for All Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji’s visit to Nashik Kumbha Mela was truly remarkable and revolutionary. On the first night of Pujy…[Read more]

BUDDHIST HERITAGE FESTIVAL OF LADAKH FOCUSES ON WASH, 27TH AUGUST 2015

Here are the rest of the gorgeous pictures of Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s visit to Ladakh for the week-long 4th International Festival of Buddhist Heritage of Ladakh, from 23-27t…[Read more]

“WOMEN FOR WASH” SUMMIT, 30TH NOVEMBER 2014 AT PARMARTH

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]

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BIO-TOILETS AT LMS DEGREE COLLEGE, RISHIKESH, 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]