Modi inaugurates Dayanand Saraswati’s 200th birth anniversary celebrations
12 February, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Modi launched the year-long celebrations marking Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati's 200th birth anniversary.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the year-long celebrations marking Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati’s 200th birth anniversary at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital.
On this day, the Prime Minister did puja and yagna. G Kishan Reddy, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Meenakashi Lekhi, all Union Ministers, were also present.
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, born on February 12, 1824, was a social reformer who formed Arya Samaj in 1875 to combat widespread socioeconomic injustices, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Through its emphasis on social reforms and education, Arya Samaj has played an important part in the country’s cultural and social awakening.
The government has made a commitment to honouring social reformers and noteworthy persons, particularly those whose efforts have not yet been recognised on a pan-India scale. From proclaiming Bhagwan Birsa Muda’s birth day as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas to taking part in an event marking Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Modi has been at the forefront of such activities.