Swamini Adityananda undertook years of spiritual tapas in south India and decades of service to all humanity across the world before coming to Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh nearly a decade ago, where she was bestowed with sanyas (Hinduism’s ancient order of monasticism) by the hands of HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. In her service to God and our beautiful world, her life has been dedicated to addressing some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social causes, having served in several African nations, India, the United States, Southeast Asia and at the United Nations, World Bank and IMF levels. As Director of Programmes, Policy and Development of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), she directs sweeping campaigns and programmes in support of a water-secure and pollution-free world that have impacted millions. She is also a Global Trustee of the world’s largest interfaith organization, United Religions Initiative, which has presence in 104 nations. Swamini Adityananda is furthermore the co-founder of the Pan-African Association, which has provided direct services to survivors of war, violence, displacement and torture to tens of thousands of people from over 40 nations across the world for nearly two decades. Her motto is, “if you dream it, it can be done.” She resides at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, India.

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