Over 100,000 people heard the leaders speak about the importance of faith and the power it has towards catalysing sustainable behaviour change.
They emphasised the need for cleanliness – internally within our hearts and minds and externally in our communities and villages. They also spoke about the great need to work together to ensure all people have access to healthy clean, sanitation, and to protect and preserve our environment.
During the event, a copy of GIWA's WASH in Buddhism book was presented to the Dalai Lama and plans for the launch of GIWA's upcoming WASH in Faith series of books were discussed.
Afterwards, all held hands in an interfaith pledge for WASH for all and performed a water blessing ceremony, praying that all people of all religions and all cultures should have access to life sustaining water.
The occasion was blessed by Pujya Giani Gurbachan Singhji, Chief Jathedar Akal Takht, Golden Temple, Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muniji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, Sardar Parmajit Chandhokji, Sardar Kuldeep Bhogalji, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji, and members of UNICEF India and UNICEF Bihar joined the auspicious occasion.