Amritsar, Feb. 11 (Punjab Post Bureau) – A special morning assembly was conducted by the students of DAV Public School Lawrence Road to pay tribute to the founder of Arya Samaj, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati on his birth anniversary. He was one of the most radical socio– religious reformers in the Indian History. The students read out excerpts from his inspiring and enlightening life. Poems narrating his awe–inspiring life were recited by the students.
They presented a small role play highlighting Swami Ji’s efforts to spread awareness among one and all including the priests and sadhus who because of their illogical and irrational thinking were directing people into superstitions. This great scholar, philosopher and visionary opposed child marriage, caste distinction, untouchability, idol worship and animal sacrifice. He published many religious books including ‘Satyaprakash’ which means light to truth. The students while paying reverence to Swami ji took a pledge to follow the path shown by Swami Dayanand Saraswati who advocated enlightened citizens free from the shackles of ignorance and superstitions.
Regional Director Punjab Zone–A Dr. Neelam Kamra and the Manager of the school Dr. Rajesh Kumar sent their best wishes for the students on this occasion. They advised the students to always remember the ten principles of Arya Samaj to live their life in a rightful way.
The Principal of the school Dr. Neera Sharma gave her blessings to the students and said that there was so much to learn from the life of this great scholar, reformer and philosopher. She urged the students to imbibe the values of honesty, truthfulness, sacrifice and scientific reasoning for the service of humanity.