PUJYA SWAMI CHIDANAND SARASWATIJI – MUNIJI
President of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram
H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji (Pujya Swamiji) is the President of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India – a true spiritual refuge that spans from the sacred banks of Mother Ganga to the foothills of the exuberant Himalaya. Parmarth Niketan is one of the largest ashrams in Rishikesh, not only a spiritual shelter for those who visit, but also a sacred space for providing education, training, and medical attention to those in need.
Pujya Swamiji is the Co-Founder of of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), which was launched at UNICEF headquarters as the world’s first initiative to bring together the leaders of all the world’s faiths to enable a water-secure future where all may access safe and healthy water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Pujya Swamiji is also Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, which is leading the way towards saving the Ganges River–one of the world’s most threatened rivers– which is depended on by over 500 million people. In addition, He is Founder of Divine Shakti Foundation and Interfaith Humanitarian Network, which are international, non-profit institutions dedicated to education, women’s upliftment, health care, rural development, relief services and other humanitarian projects. Pujya Swamiji’s religion is unity, and he is a leader in numerous international, interfaith summits and parliaments as well as guides and directs multifaceted and innovative solutions to address some of our world’s greatest challenges and threats to the environment. www.washalliance.org