Board Of Directors

INERELA+ is governed by a board of directors from across Africa who were elected based on their HIV related experience and commitment as religious leaders to eradicating discrimination against people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Board Of Directors

 Sadhviji Bhagawati Saraswati

 PhD in Psychology-  A renowned spiritual leader, author and motivational speaker based in Rishikesh, India. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has been ordained into the sacred order of Sanyas by her guru HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and has been living at Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the past twenty-five years.

Sadhviji serves as:

  • Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) which was launched by UNICEF.
  • President of Divine Shakti Foundation, Sadhviji has been instrumental in this foundation which runs free schools, vocational training programs and empowerment programs.
  • Director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth which has been covered in Time Magazine, CNN, New York Times and other prestigious publications and has been addressed by both the Prime Minister and Vice President of India.
  • She serves on the United Nations Advisory Council on Religion Along with being a spiritual leader she also serves on the Steering Committee for Partnership for Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) an international body comprising the governments of twelve countries (including United States, UK, and Germany), the United Nations, the World Bank, the African Union, and the world’s renowned faith based organizations
  • She was a creative Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopaedia of Hinduism.
  • Sadhviji oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, writes, counsels individuals and families.

She is a famous and unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world. She has been awarded the opportunity to speak at several United Nations events, including with the Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, and at many high-level international conferences and summits.

 

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