The DAV Society is a pioneer and one of the largest organizations in education with its significant contribution in spreading value-based learning to all the sections of the society. By way of inculcating the right balance of Vedic wisdom and modern technology in young minds, the society is unique in its educative endeavors and in creating future leaders not just with knowledge, but also with values and vision.
Going back in time
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati rose on the horizon when India was passing through an era of superstitions, social evils, illiteracy, ignorance and slavery. He promised his Guru Swami Virjanand that he would spread the light of the Vedas throughout the length and breadth of the country. As a true patriot, in his acclaimed work ‘Satyarth Prakash’, he enunciated the doctrine of India’s Independence by talking about Swaraj and Swadeshi. After the death of Swamiji on October 30, 1883, his followers decided that an educational institution would be the best memorial in the honor of their mentor.
The first DAV school was opened on June 1, 1886 (Tuesday) with Shri Hansraj as the Head Master (now, known as Mahatma Hansraj). Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Trust and Management Society got registered on August 18, 1886 with the objectives of teaching and learning of:-
Classical Sanskrit of the Vedas;
English literature for the study of Science and Technology (both theoretical and applied).
Today, this organization runs and manages over 780 world class educational institutions of public schools, colleges and institutes of professional education and research, not only in India, but in abroad as well. The organization has taken one step forward by opening a DAV University at Jalandhar, Punjab. The society has embraced modernization and introduced technology in all its institutes and thus, creating a network of people all over the globe so as to spread and strengthen the Vedic virtues.
It is indeed a matter of immense pride and honor for the school to be progressing under the aegis of DAVCMC and perpetuate the sacred memory of Mahatma Hansraj, the apostle of deep rooted and time honored values.