President Droupadi Murmu on Monday participated in the 200th Birth anniversary celebrations of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj at his birthplace Tankara in Morbi districtof Gujarat. Governor Acharya Devvrat, and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel were also present on the occasion. Arya Samaj members from all over the world have gathered in a large number to witness the celebrations. This will be the culmination of the yearlong celebrations of 200th Birth anniversary celebrations of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati.Addressing the gathering, the President said Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati showed the path of Social justice and modernity to the country in the 19th century. She said Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati devoted his entire life to eradicating the ill beliefs, and superstitions from society. His advocacy for education and women and their empowerment resulted in the growth of women today.
महर्षि दयानन्द सरस्वती जी ने 19वीं सदी के भारतीय समाज में व्याप्त अंधविश्वासों और कुरीतियों को दूर करने का बीड़ा उठाया। उनके द्वारा फैलाए गए प्रकाश से रूढ़ियों और अज्ञान का अंधेरा दूर हुआ। वह प्रकाश तब से लेकर आज तक देशवासियों का मार्गदर्शन करता रहा है और भविष्य में भी करता… pic.twitter.com/F3NrnOKbQT— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 12, 2024
Governor Acharya Devvrat credited Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati for the cultural and social renaissance and of the country in the 19th century. He said Maharshi was the first reformer in the country to raise his voice for women and downtrodden people. He also urged people to take forward the legacy of Dayanand Saraswati to the people.