About Us

The Ganga Action Parivar-Parmarth Niketan Kumbha Mela camp is a joint initiative between Ganga Action Parivar and Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, in association with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, to join together in the Kumbh Mela and undertake clean and green initiatives for the welfare of all.

Ganga Action Parivar

GAP brings together environmentalists, engineers, religious & business leaders, and the public to create solutions to the numerous problems plaguing Ganga and its tributaries.

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Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

Global Interfaith WASH Alliance brings the faiths together to ensure everyone has access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

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Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the Himalayas. True to its name, Parmarth Niketan is dedicated to the welfare of all.

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Some of our activities and events include:

Kumbh Photography Festival

13-16th January, 2019 • 100 of the best photographers from around the world capturing the essence of the Kumbh

Gandhi Summit: Gandhi For Now. Gandhi For Youth.

16-18th January, 2019 • Celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and the Harijan Sevak Sangh, igniting his teachings and his message in the millions of pilgrims visiting the Kumbha Mela

Yog Kumbh & International Yoga Festival at the Kumbh

31st January-7th February, 2019 & 13-18th February, 2019 • Celebrating Yog Kumbh with the Indian Yog Association and Yog Guru Pujya Swami Ramdevji, learning Yoga from the Masters and celebrating the rich Yogic traditions of India

She is the Solution: The Summit of Grace (Shakti Kumbh)

27-30th January, 2019 • India’s foremost women faith leaders, dignitaries and every-day change makers come front and center in a grand summit on the Sangam

Bhagawat Katha with Pujya Anurag Krishna Shastri (Kanhaiyaji)

5-11th February, 2019 • Bathe in the divine Bhagawat Katha along the banks of Sangam as we are led by Bhagawatkinkar Anurag Krishna Shastriji into the river of devotion and wisdom

KIVA Kumbh Mela: Nature, Culture & Future

14-17th February, 2019 • Bringing tribal leaders together on the confluence of the holy rivers for a message to protect our traditions and our environment.

Shri Ram Katha

14th-22nd February, 2019 • A week long Shri Ram Katha with Pujya Sant Murlidharji, blessed by.Pujya Swamiji and dedicated to Swachh Bharat and environmental preservation

Peace Pledge Pilgrimage: Know Water, Know Peace. No Water, No Peace.

16-19th February, 2019 • Bringing together Water Experts & Water Solutions from across the world on the banks of the Sangam & concluding with a grand pledge for water conservation and preservation

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