IEP Chandigarh, February 15
Haryana Governor, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya on Wednesday paid his floral tribute to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati to mark the auspicious occasion of his 2th birth centenary year at Raj Bhavan here. Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati ji was a man of the era who worked for the revival of Vedic culture, social inclusivity and equality, said Sh. Dattatraya.
The Governor said that Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati ji used the mission of Vedic culture revival as a tool to promote the spirit of Swarajya and Independence. In 1857, the Britishers tried their best to suppress the freedom movement but Maharishi Dayanand played an important role in giving national form to our collective efforts towards freedom movement, he said.
Spearheading the revolution of social reforms through eradication of social evils, promotion of women’s education and social harmony, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati ji strengthened the spirit of Swadeshi, Swarajya and independence among Indians, he said.
Sh. Dattatraya said that Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati ji strongly opposed the evils of casteism, untouchability and gender inequality in Indian society. He told the people that these evil practices were never a part of Indian Vedic culture.
These evils cropped up due to the deviation from the Indian Vedic culture and these evils should be eradicated from their roots. His thoughts had a deep impact on the Indian public mind. The teachings of Maharishi Dayanand are relevant even today. Following his teachings, Arya Samaj organizations are making a significant contribution in the field of social service even today, said Sh. Dattatraya.
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