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India Heritage Research Foundation

India Heritage Research Foundation is an international, non-profit, humanitarian foundation founded and chaired by one of India's most revered saints, H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji. IHRF runs and sponsors free schools, women's vocational training programs, a medical clinic, orphanages/gurukuls, frequent free medical health camps, "Clean, Green and Serene" programs, organic gardening programs, Cow-Care programs, an extensive rural development program, and innumerable other humanitarian projects including the first ever Encyclopedia of Hinduism as well as ashrams and medical clinics in the sacred land of Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

 
Clean, Green & Serene Environmental Programs

Clean, Green & Serene Environmental Programs

Pujya Swamiji leads group in a pledge to care for Ganga, launching the Sparsh Ganga Clean Up program during the 2010 Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.

Y.E.S. - Youth Education Services

Y.E.S. - Youth Education Services

IHRF runs schools and training centers in an effort to motivate young students and effectively channel their productive energies.

Gurukul/Orphanages

Gurukul/Orphanages

IHRF runs three gurukuls/orphanages where impoverished, disadvantaged and orphaned children receive the gift of a new life -- not only food and shelter but also a full education and opportunity.

Uplifting & Empowering Women

Uplifting & Empowering Women

IHRF is dedicated to providing free programs that give young girls and women an opportunity to obtain education, training and marketable skills.

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Encyclopedia of Hinduism

H.H. the Dalai Lama is presented with the first volumes of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, at a Special Preview and Blessing Ceremony.

Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash Projects

IHRF has constructed three ashrams in the sacred, barren, untouched land of Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash in Tibet, where previously there were no indoor facilities of any kind at all.

Interfaith Harmony

IHRF organizes and participates in a variety of conferences, gatherings and youth summer camps to heighten world-wide cultural awareness and inter-ethnic sensitivity.

Tsunami Relief

IHRF was extensively and actively involved in both immediate, emergency relief as well as in long-term permanent reconstruction.

Veerpur - Rural Development

India Heritage Research Foundation is developing an area, in a village of Rishikesh called Veerpur, which includes an organic farm, gurukul, gaushala and more.

Health Care Seva

The foundation supports (both financially and otherwise) numerous health care services, ranging from allopathic to homeopathic to naturopathic. All are open and free to everyone.

Latest News

"Indian Awakenings", by CNN journalist Jessica Ravitz

A beautiful piece by CNN journalist Jessica Ravitz, who spent several weeks in Rishikesh this winter. It is a really thorough and authentic in-depth look at so much of Indian spiritual culture, especially that which is found in Rishikesh. The flavor is more of a novel than a just a news article, and she really takes the reader along on her journey. Read the article >>

 

 

Projects

In the Ganga Clean, Green and Serene project, IHRF, with the cooperation of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh pledges to clean up the holy banks of our Mother Ganga.

Calendar and Newsletters


Download 2014 Calendar by clicking image above


Download IHRF Annual Newsletter

 
 

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