Vision & Visionaries

The DAV institution are the gift of Arya Samaj, a progressive movement founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in 1875. Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the great path-maker of modern India, led acrusade against the superstitious and pernicious practices that prevailed in contemporary India.

With a view to bring about a balanced and harmonious develpment of the future citizens of this country and to infusing in them the ideals of Vedic Culture and high sense of patriotism, Arya Samaj founded a school at Lahore in 1886 by the name of DAYANAND ANGLO VEDIC SCHOOL. This establised the DAV College Trust & Managment Society, which later set up a network of such educational institutions all over India and abroad

The DAV Movement would not have achieved its goal had not a young, Brilliant graduate - Mhatma Hansraj - the first Principal of the first DAV institution offered his honorary services as ‘Jeevan Daan’, for 25 years. Matchless also is the sacrifice of his brother, Lala Mulkraj, who fulfilled his pledge of supporting Hansraj’s family all these years.

Presently it is the largest non-government Educational Organisation in the country, managing over 700 Educational Institutions.