200th Birth Anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

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200th Birth Anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati

Tankara, Gujarat, The President of India, Mrs. Draupadi Murmu, participated in the celebration of the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati - Gyan Jyoti Parv - Commemoration Festival. President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu, along with the Governor Mr. Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendrabhai Patel, took part in the ceremony held at the Yajnashala in the premises of Karsanji, Tankara.
After offering oblations in the Yajna, President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu, Governor Mr. Acharya Devvrat, and Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendrabhai Patel witnessed an exhibition showcasing the life and teachings of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. The President laid the foundation stone of the Knowledge Beacon Teerth, spread over 15 acres, in memory of Swamiji. Governor Mr. Acharya Devvrat provided detailed information about the research center, school, library, and scenic surroundings that will be developed in the Teerth.
Speaking at the three-day commemoration event, President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu stated that the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati is a historic occasion for the entire nation. She emphasized the profound impact of Maharishi's extraordinary talents on the Indian soil. Recognizing the contributions of Arya Samaj, she noted that nearly 10,000 centers across the country are actively working towards human development and welfare.
President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu highlighted the influence of great revolutionaries like Lokmanya Tilak and Lala Hansraj, who were inspired by Swami Ji's ideals. She expressed admiration for Arya Samaj's commitment to social reform and its role in fostering a new consciousness among the people. She drew parallels between the birthplaces of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati and Mahatma Gandhi, both rooted in Kathiawad, underscoring their profound impact on Indian society.
Reflecting on Maharishi Dayanand's contributions, the President lauded his efforts to dispel superstitions prevalent in 19th-century Indian society. She acknowledged the enduring legacy of Maharishi's teachings, which continue to guide the nation and humanity at large.
President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu also commended Arya Samaj's initiatives, such as schools and skill development centers in tribal areas, promoting education and empowerment for tribal youth. She emphasized the pivotal role of Arya Samaj in upholding women's education and dignity, citing the establishment of Kanya Mahavidyalayas and higher education institutions.
Referring to Mahatma Gandhi's endorsement of Maharishi Dayanand's campaign against untouchability, the President underscored the importance of Arya Samaj's ongoing efforts in social upliftment. She encouraged all Arya Samaj members to actively contribute to Swami Ji's vision for a better world on the occasion of Arya Samaj's 150th anniversary next year.
In conclusion, President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu expressed her gratitude for being part of the sacred occasion in Tankara. She paid homage to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati on behalf of the entire nation and praised the organizing bodies, including Delhi Arya Pradini Sabha, Shri Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Memorial Trust-Tankara, and all Arya Samaj organizations.
The event witnessed a warm welcome for President Mrs. Draupadi Murmu by dignitaries, including Mr. Acharya Devvrat and Mr. Bhupendrabhai Patel. The gathering acknowledged the honest efforts of Governor Mr. Acharya Devvrat in promoting organic farming, recognizing its significance for human health and climate resilience."

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