Haridwar, May 14 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare visited Shanti Kunj here, the headquarters of the Gayatri Parivar, and began his Jan Jagran Yatra for Uttarakhand Tuesday. Speaking at the Mrityunjaya auditorium at the Dev Sanskrati University here, Hazare said he felt "charged" after visiting the campus and called for a change in the system, rather than mere change of power from one party to another. Urging people to replace all elected representatives who did not work for the welfare of the people, Hazare said the time had come for a corruption-free and people-oriented political system
Rishikesh, May 9 (IANS) Experts, environmentalists and spiritual leaders Thursday demanded that the government should ensure free flow of at least 51 percent of water in the Ganga and Yamuna, two major Indian rivers. The activists called for ensuring the continuity of flow in the two rivers to maintain their ecology
Haridwar, May 6 (IANS) Having worked for three years to clean rivers within the country, the All-World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) will launch a programme May 18 for cleaning the Bagmati river and the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. Gayatri Pariwar, a religious and cultural organisation based in Shantikunj, Haridwar, with branches across the world, started the Teerth Shudhhi Abhiyan (pilgrim spots purification process) from Rameshwaram Temple in Tamil Nadu three years back. It has since taken up the cleaning of about 10 Hindu pilgrimage centres and nine rivers across India
Haridwar, March 18 (IANS) Worried at the increasing pollution in the Ganga, the All World Gayatri Pariwar, a religious group with followers in different cities, Sunday initiated a programme for the cleaning and conservation of the holy river. The programme, named Nirmal Ganga Abhiyan-Bhagirathi Jalabhishek began with a two-day special training camp at Shantikunj-Haridwar. On the occasion, manager of Shantikunj Haridwar, Gaurishankar Sharma, asserted that the process of cleaning the Ganga would begin with the cleaning of one's own self.
Dehradun, March 12 (IANS) When the foundation of Delhi's historic Qutub Minar was being laid in the late 12th century, a deodar seed germinated in the Tehri Garhwal mountains in what is now Uttarkhand. For the next 700 years, the sapling grew into a colossal tree of almost the same height as Qutubuddin Aibak's 72.5 metre victory tower
Haridwar, Feb 9 (IANS) A school here said Saturday that an essay related to Saturn by one of its Class 7 students has won recognition from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Gayatri Vidhyapeeth, Shantikunj, said of the 29 entries from its students, one by Dhara Sharma, a student of Class 7, "has achieved the position within first 10". Similar essays by Dipesh Bharti, Saurabh Rathi and Jasprit Kaur of Gayatri Vidhyapeeth at Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh had also been picked by NASA, it said
Haridwar, Jan 10 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has announced that by 2013 untreated water will stop flowing into the Ganga river in the state. "We will ensure that untreated water stops flowing into the Ganga by 2013. The government is working to make this happen," Bahuguna said at Mahadev Ganga Mahotsav (festival) here Wednesday
Mussourie, Jan 2 (IANS) Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, currently holidaying here, extended his best wishes to the Indian team Wednesday, saying it would bounce back from its slump soon. Talking to reporters, Tendulkar, who announced his retirement last month from One-Day Internationals (ODIs), said he was "very happy" about spending quality time with his family.
Haridwar, Dec 30 (IANS) Researchers at the Dev Sanskriti University here say that a holistic way involving yoga and herbal medicines can combat psychological disorders. The researchers subjected 60 patients of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to a combination of yoga, pranayam, recitation of Gayatri Mantra and herbal medicines. The highly revered Gayatri Mantra is based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rig Veda
Haridwar, Dec 9 (IANS) Highlighting that the growth of education in the country is one of the key factors responsible for India's resilience, President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday called for value-based education. Speaking at the fourth Annual Convocation Ceremony of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya at Haridwar, Mukherjee said that education adds value to a person and value-based education equips us to contribute in a meaningful way to society. "Striving for spiritual development along with academic excellence is the right approach to regain lost values and traditions in this age," he said