Aqua Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization working on key aspects of Humanity, guided by the humanitarian and profound philosophy of great spiritual master Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj. The ever balanced, ever harmonized cycles & arrangements of nature have been greatly challenged and disturbed by humans in last century, which in turn pose a threat to their own survival. Using the tools of traditional wisdom, philosophy, and modern science, the organization is working to reverse these damages and work towards a sustainable living, in oneness with fellow humans, other living beings, plants and nature. The ultimate goal of the organization is to ensure humanity’s long-term future.
Till recently organization was working primarily in the field of Water. Despite best of the efforts of the organization, and various similar organizations, the impact was observed to be minimal and change extremely slow. Why? One answer can be found in the fact that the building blocks of the universe i.e. five elements (Panch Tatwa- Water, Earth, Energy/ Fire, Air and Space) are being dealt separately, completely in isolation and against the very fundamental nature of these elements i.e. interdependence and interconnectedness. Based on this contemplation and understanding, the organization corrected its course, and decided to deal with Panch-Tatwa comprehensively, with prime focus on Humanity and Sustainability.
The activities of Aqua Foundation include knowledge creation, information dissemination, research and education. The mission of knowledge creation and information dissemination is achieved through conferences vide World Aqua Congress, workshops and training programs under Aqua Foundation Academy, recognition and interactive events through Aqua Excellence Awards ( now known as Universal Excellence Awards). Aqua Foundation is also managing research and education programs under ‘Baba Neem Karoli Institute’, which has the privilege of being the first ever research and education platform in the world working holistically on aspects of Panch-Tatwa. The Foundation is also bringing together the future citizens, our Children, to serve the cause of water, under the unique program of ‘Angels of Humanity’, having a mission to work closely with Children, the future citizens of tomorrow, imparting them exposure on value system, natural processes, self realization, panch-tatwa and importance of living in harmony with nature while maintaining the fine balance mandatory for sustainability. The Angels program aims to prepare leaders for tomorrow, fully awakened and realized, to carry on the task of reversing harmful impact of human activity on environment, and to propagate the practices of harmonious, balanced living.
Universal Excellence Awards
The “Universal Awards” are the highest award given by Aqua Foundation to its members & stakeholders in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of Water, Environment, Energy, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Pollution Control and Sustainability Solutions. Aqua Foundation honors, in each World Aqua Congress (an Universal Conference on – Balancing Five Elements Strategically Towards Sustainability ), individual / nominees of corporate members who have made a mark in their respective fields of expertise or have made a significant contribution towards Humanity.
Number of Awards:
The number of awards shall be between 0 and 40 every year.
The award is given for significant achievement in national or international level in one of the following areas, in the field of Water, Environment, Energy, Earth Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Pollution Control and Sustainability Solutions in one of the following areas:
Special Category Awards:
Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj Awards
These awards are nominated to Indivisuals and Organizations under following:
This special category award has been created on Baba Neem Karoli Maharaj’s message of ‘ Love All, Feed All, Serve All ’which encompasses the entire universe . The awards are nominated to indivisuals and organizations who have given outstanding contribution toward Serving Humanity, Traditional Wisdom and Angels of Humanity.
Serving Humanity Awards
Only Humans are capable of making difference. Humanity is a virtue and a set of strengths focused on tending the Universe. This award recognizes Indivisuals and Organizations who have achieved this virtue through Serving Humanity.
Traditional Wisdom Awards
Around the globe indivisuals and organizations have contributed heavily towards better civilization. These awards recognises indivisuals and organizations who have served mother nature through Tradional Wisdom.
Angels of Humanity Award
Children are the future citizens and have the potential to change the world around us. This award has been created to encourage the ‘Future citizens’ to understand the importance and value of serving the Humanity and how new social platform can be created through the philosophy of – Love All, Feed All, Serve All.
There is no fixed criterion for measuring excellence. But the Award Committee must be satisfied that the nominee truly belongs to the class of exceptional individuals/ institution who have made a mark in their chosen area of endeavour.
Nomination for the award may be made by stakeholders, serving and retired members, Chairman- Aqua Foundation, and by other reputed individuals working in the field of water & environment. Self nomination can also be made. Wide publicity shall be given by Aqua Foundation among eligible nominators so as to get good number of nominations. Nominations received after the due date shall be considered for the next year’s award. The details forwarded with nomination must contain the following information:
AFA is an entity of Aqua Foundation, registered under Societies act in year 1998. AFA provides training & knowledge sharing platform to decision & policy makers, working professionals, operating level personnel and aspiring students willing to specialise in technical sector. The broad objectives of AFA are:
To organise specialised workshops for senior level officers of government departments (policy and decision makers) on latest technology developments, enabling them to be benefited by latest international research and development. more...
Children are the future citizens. Children also have the unique advantage of having ‘un-conditioned’ mind and have the potential to change the world around us. We believe that when one of us changes our behaviour, this has a ripple effect in our community, encouraging others to do the same. In this way, we all have the power to lead the world by building an active civic society. It starts with the simple acts of standing up and doing the right thing. more...
"Memberships" an individual or an organization can find the proper platform through the society to make his voice heard by the world. By becoming a member of the society an individual or an organization can. more...