Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the great saint was born in 1824 in the village Tankara in Gujarat. He was a great reformer and path maker of modern India. He founded the Arya Samaj His ideals of social reform were accepted videly all over the country. His call to go back to the Vedas for reconstruction of the country were the basis of DAV Movement in the country.
Mahatma Hansraj established the D.A.V. College Trust and Management Society on 31st January 1886 after the death of Swami Dayanand. It is now the oldest and biggest non-governmental educational organization in India. It covers broadly the entire spectrum of educational activity in the country. The society has developed a chain of institutions from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Manipur to Rajasthan with a view to meet the demand for enlightening and progressive education based on the requirements of contemporary times with emphasis on values of life. It includes over 750 public and aided schools, colleges in the faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce, Education , Law, Technology, Ayurveda, Medicine, Pharmacy & Management, It has completed one hundred and twenty two years of its academic services. Apart from providing the traditional value education, it has also contributed to the society through the establishment of Hospitals, Libraries and Research Centres.
Dr. Ayodhya Nath Khosla, took the initiative to start the DAV Movement in Orissa in 1968 when he was the Governor During his tenure, he initiated several schools of DAV Society in the nook &corner of the state to spread literacy.
Updated on: [November 20, 2018]