Arya Samaj, a great spiritual and social movement founded by Swami Dayanand, marks the beginning of Indian Renaissance. It stirred India out of its dark shades, with its social commitment and sense of pride in the Vedic heritage. By castigating religious and social evils, it brought about a genuine resurgence of the indigenous values and beliefs. Considering education to be the most effective agency of social transformation, it laid emphasis on education of masses to unfold their innate abilities and cultivate virtue. DAV movement, with its holistic vision of ‘dispelling ignorance and promoting knowledge’ through education, is the most vibrant and dynamic legacy of Swami Dayanand. The Conferment of the prestigious Padma Shree Award on Dr Punam Suri, the worthy President of DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi, by the Hon’ble President of India last year was in fact an acknowledgement as well as an honour to the idea and ideals of education espoused and pursued in principle and practicality by DAV institutions all over the country.
D A V College, Pundri is one such wonderful expression of this noble mission to create a better world, a better humanity, a better earth by making relentless endeavors to remove illiteracy of mind and soul. Our institution aims at the harmonious development of the physical, mental, spiritual, and social faculties for a life of dedicated service; and subsequently, on the way, waking the learners up to the inter-dependencies of all things, to the threat to our global village, to the power within the human race to create alternatives, to the obstacles entrenched in economic, social and political structures that prevent their waking up to the pursuits of wholeness. Most of our faculty members are characterized by some shared intellectual and scholarly graces to imagine the impossible with a noble intent to create the site for the communities to co-exist as fellow citizens away from the narrow and restrictive agendas.